We believe in the one true and eternal God, the Creator of everything. God is One, but exists in Three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Though they are co-equal, co-existent, and co-eternal, they play different roles in human history, working together in creation, revelation, redemption, and the final judgement.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God who convicts people of sin and leads them to repent of their sin and place their faith in Jesus for salvation. He dwells within believers to enable them to lead holy lives and obey God's will.
We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Bible remain in the Church today and should be fully exercised to build up the Body of Christ. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, an experience distinct from repentance and faith in Jesus for salvation, enables Christians to testify of Christ in the power of the Spirit. Speaking in tongues is the normal initial sign of being baptised in the Holy Spirit.
In the Christian life, every believer must live in obedience to Christ and be under the covering of the Holy Spirit. Christians should always be filled with the Spirit.
We believe that God created man in His likeness and without sin, but they sinned willingly. As a consequence, sin entered the world and all mankind has inherited a sinful nature. Since everyone has fallen short of God's standard because of sin and is subject to God's wrath and condemnation, they all need His salvation, which is made possible through the death of Jesus Christ; otherwise, they will be judged and punished eternally in hell.
We believe that the church is the community of God's people and is central to God's plan of salvation. Once we become Christians, we are adopted into God's family and become part of the Universal Church, made up of Christians of every age. Local churches are made up of believers who regularly meet together in different localities to worship, listen to the Word of God, fellowship, witness, participate in communion, pray, and have other activities together. We believe that every Christian should be committed to a local church.
Baptism and Communion
We believe that all Christians should be water baptised in obedience to Jesus' command and as a public testimony of their commitment to follow Him. Water baptism is the immersion of a person completely in water as a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Communion is for Christians to remember Jesus by partaking of bread and wine as symbols of the flesh and blood of Jesus and the covenant God has made to bring salvation through faith in Christ. It is practised in obedience to the command of Jesus and can be celebrated as often as believers gather together until Jesus returns.