What we believe
1. SCRIPTURE: We believe that the Scripture (both the Old Testament and the New Testament) is written with a unique inspiration of the Spirit of God and is thus infallible Word of God. It is the authoritative standard by which all doctrines, ethics, and practical issues of life and ministry must be measured. We believe that the canon of the Scripture is closed and no present-day revelations can have the equal level of authority as the Scripture.
2. TRINITY: We believe that God exists eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. There is only one God, but three persons in the Godhead. The Father is the source of the Godhead from whom the Son is eternally begotten and the Spirit eternally proceeds. The divine protocol is that the Son always executes the will of the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit.
3. FATHER GOD: We believe that God the Father is the ground of existence of all things and is thus the source of all authority. But this authority is always expressed in love and truth since God is by nature love and truth. It is such self-sacrificial heart of love and self-authenticating spirit of truth which motivated God the Father to give up his Son on the cross for the sake of redeeming the fallen humanity.
4. JESUS CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, and, through his incarnation, is uniquely both God and human. Through him, the transcendent God is most immanent as our personal Savior and Lord. We believe in his virgin birth, his sinless life, his perfect teachings, his miraculous deeds, his redeeming death, his bodily resurrection, his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and his personal return in all glory and power.
5. HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God through whom all activities in God are manifested. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell in us who would accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It is the Holy Spirit who gives us the grace, wisdom, and power to live for God and to accomplish the will of God. Therefore, we are called to surrender to the Holy Spirit in order for him to fill us and to take control.
6. HUMANITY: We believe that humans are created in God’s image (relational, spiritual, moral, rational, creative) for the purpose of intimate relationship with God. But this image of God is tainted and our fellowship with God broken through sin (original sin, ancestral sins, personal sins). Only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the perfect image of God, can we find true redemption and sanctification in God.
7. CHURCH: We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is the community of believers in Christ which expresses itself as the Family of God, the Body of Christ, and the Bride of Christ. The church united under the authority of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit is the primary agent of God to accomplish his purposes in this world. Essentially, the church as the salt and the light of God represents Christ in this world.
8. SALVATION: We believe that salvation is a gift of God to humanity through the provision of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. The only condition for appropriating this gift of salvation, then, is our complete faith in and commitment to Jesus Christ. Thus, it is impossible for us to be saved by our meritorious works or self-righteousness. We are saved solely by the grace of God through our personal trust relationship with Jesus Christ.
9. SANCTIFICATION: We believe that Christians must daily be sanctified and transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ. As we understand Christ’s way through the study of the Scripture, commune with him through prayer, and abide in him through obedient lifestyle, we begin to experience him more intimately and become increasingly transformed into his likeness, culminating with our resurrection and glorification at the Lord’s coming.
10. SACRAMENTS: We believe in the sacraments of baptism and communion as prescribed by the Scripture. The baptism signifies our death and resurrection in Christ, our cleansing through Christ, and our anointing by the Holy Spirit. The communion (the Lord’s Supper) signifies the memorial of Christ’s suffering, the impartation of Christ’s life, and the celebration of our union with Christ.
11. HEAVEN & HELL: We believe in the existence of heaven and hell as both the states of mind and the places of destination. Heaven is filled with the presence of God and his angels, and is destined for those who would receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Hell is filled with misery and damnation, and is destined for those who would refuse Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
12. ANGELS & DEMONS: We believe in the existence of spiritual beings—angels and demons. Angels serve God as his worshippers in heaven and as his messengers on earth, assisting the believers to accomplish God’s will and purpose on earth. Demons (under Satan), in rebellion against God, conspire to undermine the works of God and the faith of the believers, and are ultimately destined for hell.
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