What we believe and teach

We believe that the Bible is God's written revelation to men, that it is inspired by God in every word and inerrant in its original manuscripts. We believe in the infallibility, sufficiency and authority of Scripture (1 Cor. 2:7-14; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Mat. 5:18; 24:35; Jn. 16:12, 13; 17:17; Heb. 4:12).

We believe that there is only one True and Living God (Deut. 6:4; Is. 45:5-7; 1 Cor. 8:4), infinite and all-knowing Spirit  (Jn. 4:24), perfect in all of His qualities, one in His essence, everexisting in three persons – Father, Son and the Holy Spirit (Is. 48:16; Mat. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14) – each equally deserving praise and obedience (Jn. 10:30; 14:9; Mat. 28:19; Acts 5:3, 4; 28: 25, 26; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 2 Cor. 13:14; Jer. 31:31-34;  Heb. 10:15-17).

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is God (Jn. 1:1, 14; 5:18), and that His divine nature was displayed through His birth from a Virgin (Is. 7:14; Mat. 1:23, 25; Luke 1:26-35), His sinless life (Acts 3:14; Heb. 4:15; 7:26; 1 Pet. 2:22; 1 Jn. 3:5), His miracles, His substitutionary and redemptive death and   through the shedding of His blood (Jn. 10:15; Rom. 3:24, 25; 5:8; 1 Pet. 2:24), His bodily resurrection, His ascension (Matt. 28:6; Luke 24:38, 39; Acts 2:30:31; Rom. 4:25; 8:34; Heb. 7:25; 9:24; 1 Jn. 2:1), and His personal return in power and glory (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20).

We believe that the salvation of man who is sinful and lost, (Gen. 2:16, 17; 3:1-19; 6:5; Jer. 17:9, 10; Job 14:4; 15:14-16; 25:4; Is. 64:6; Jn. 3:36; Rom. 3:23; 6:23; 1 Cor. 2:14; Eph. 2:1-3; 1 Tim. 2:13, 14; 1 Jn. 1:8), is instantaneous and only by the power of the Holy Spirit through God’s Word, when a repentant sinner – enabled by the  Holy Spirit – responds in faith (Jn. 3:3-8; 5:24; Gal. 3:2; Tit. 3:5). This salvation is given solely by God’s grace on the basis of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, by means of the shedding of His death, and by no means on the basis of human works or merits (Jn. 1:12; Acts 11:18; Eph. 1:4-7; 2:8-10; Phil. 1:6; 2:12, 13; Heb. 7:25; 1 Pet. 1:4, 5; Jude 24).

We believe in life filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18). Being a supernatural and sovereign mediator, the Holy Spirit baptizes a Christian into the Body of Christ at the moment of repentance (Gal. 3:2, 14; 1 Cor. 12:13). The Holy Spirit also dwells in believers, sanctifies and instructs them, empowers for ministry, and seals them for the day of the redemption (Rom. 8:9-11; 2 Cor. 3:6; Eph. 1:13).

We believe in the bodily resurrection of both believers and non-believers. The saved will rise unto life (Jn. 6:39; Rom. 8:10, 11, 19-23; 2 Cor. 4:14), and the unsaved – unto eternal punishment (Jn. 5:28, 29; Mat. 25:41; Rev. 20:11-15).

We believe, that anyone who believes in Christ, is right away placed by the Holy Spirit into a united spiritual Body, the church (1 Cor. 12:12, 13), the Bride of Christ (2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 5:23-32; Rev. 19:7, 8), of which Christ is the Head (Eph. 1:22; 4:15; Col. 1:18). The purpose of the church is to glorify God (Eph. 3:21), edification in faith (Eph. 4:13-16) with the help of the instruction from God’s Word (2 Tim. 2:2, 15; 3:16, 17), fellowship (Acts 2:47; 1 Jn. 1:3), fulfilling of sacraments (Luke. 22:19, 20; Acts. 2:38-42) and spreading the Gospel around the world (Mat. 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8). The begging of the existence of the church goes back to the day of the Pentecostal (Acts 2:1-21, 38-47) and will end at the day of the Rapture, when Christ comes for His own (1 Cor. 15:51, 52; 1 Thess. 4:13-18).