Belief

The Bible

We believe that the Word of God, both the Old and the New Testaments, is inspired by God Himself and carries the full authority of God. Every passage and every word in the Scripture is “God-breathed” (2 Tim. 3:16). It was written by the prophets and the apostles inspired by the Spirit of God. The Word of God in its original form is inerrant. It does not contradict the Truth because it is without error or fault.

Trinity

We believe that there is one God (Deut. 6:4), who exists as three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:26; Matt. 28:19). Each person is fully God and distinct from each other, exemplified in their manifestation. Yet, recognizing that their essence is the same, there is only one God.

Person and Work of Jesus

Being fully God and fully man, Jesus made himself nothing by willingly accepting the form of a servant. Through humility, Jesus was obedient to the Father’s will and bore our sins to die upon the cross. And God exalted him to the highest place for his name to be glorified (Phil. 2:6-11). Jesus created the world in the beginning (Jn. 1:3) and redeemed us through his blood (Eph. 1:7). He now lives in us (Gal. 2:20) and makes intercession for us (Rom. 8:34). He will come again in his glory (Matt. 16:27) and will reign in his Kingdom forever (Luke 1:33).

Salvation

It is only by grace of God that one is saved through their faith in Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8-9). The sin of humanity separated us from God, so God delivered us from eternal punishment by sending us His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus paid for the price of our sins through his sacrificial death on the cross. And the only way to the Father is to believe in the name of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Salvation is a gift of God, never resulting from one’s good works or faith in others.

Predestination

God is sovereign, and He has predestined and chosen believers to spend eternity with Him (Eph. 1:4-12; Rom. 8:29-30). God does not predestine people to eternal damnation, because that is the consequence of exercising free will to reject Christ. Our salvation is entirely the work of God. We cannot choose God and take credit for our salvation. We cannot come to God through Jesus unless God enables us (John 6:44). Consequently, it is God who elects in his foreknowledge of those that will be in saving relationship with Him through free will. So predestination and free will are not contradictory but complementary.

Baptism

We believe that baptism is the outward expression of inward process of sanctification. Through water baptism, a believer volitionally, symbolically and publicly identifies with the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:3-6). It is a declaration that commemorates the purification of our sins and the new life found through the work of Jesus.

Communion

On the evening that Jesus was betrayed, Jesus gathered his disciples and invited them to consume bread and wine in remembrance of him(Luke 22). We observe the consuming of bread and wine as a community, in remembrance of our Lord and Savior, who sacrificed himself for our sins.