ABOUT A Call To Salvation

OUR Beliefs

A Call To Salvation - OUR BELIEFS

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was fully inspired by Holy Spirit and it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks. It is our stand that no interpretation of Scripture by any religion or doctrine shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.

• There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God Holy Spirit - each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

• Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Therefore, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.

• Jesus lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.

• He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.

• He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually making intercession for His own.

• Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. Man's nature was corrupted, and in this state he is unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by Holy Spirit.

• The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight.

• It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.

• Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.

• Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.

• Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all those who have been joined to Him through saving faith.

• God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.

• At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.

• At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.

• Jesus Christ will come again to the earth - personally, visibly and bodily - to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers saying, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” Mark 16:15-20 Every believer is to seek and receive, as a free gift, the baptism of Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking with other tongues. Having done so, according to I Corinthians 12:4-11, they will operate in the gifts of Holy Spirit as He wills. “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.” To fulfill the call of God requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be ranked below a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us."