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Statement of Faith 2017-09-27T16:35:16+00:00

Statement of Our Faith

We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God and the basis for our faith and practices. This church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of the Baptist Faith and Message as adapted by the Luzon Convention of Southern Baptist Churches, Inc.

Doctrinal Statement

I. God

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence and obedience.

(Gen. 1:26), (John 8:58), (John 14:16-17), (1 Tim. 3:16), (1 John 5:7)

II. Jesus Christ

We believe in the essential deity and virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ; that He was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, not having a human father, and is true GOD and true MAN. He is man’s only hope for salvation from sin, and the only Mediator between God and Man.

(Isaiah 7:14), (Luke 1:35), (1 Tim. 2:5-6), (John 1:1-14), (John 14:6)

III. Holy Spirit

We believe that Holy Spirit to be co-equal with the Father and the Son. He came as the fulfillment of Christ’s promise. He convicts, regenerates, indwells, seals, infills, empowers and guides the believers.

(John 3:3-5), (John 16:7-13), (Acts 1:8), (1 Tim. 6:19), (Eph. 1:13-14), (John 5: 7)

IV. The Bible

We believe that “all Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” by which we mean every one of the 66 books of the Bible (no more, no less) in its original manuscript. We believe that all portions of the Scripture are equally inspired and contain no contradiction.

(2 Samuel 23: 1-2), (2 Tim. 3:16-17), (John 10:34), (Hebrews 1:1), (2 Peter 1: 20-21), (Rev. 22:18-19)

V. Sinful Nature of Man

We believe that God created man in His own image, that man sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death but also spiritual death (which is not annihilation either of the soul or spirit) which is eternal separation from God. We believe that all men are born with a sinful nature, evidenced by sinful acts; that man is totally depraved, and if he is not born again, is eternally lost.

(Gen. 1:26-27), (Psalms 51:3), (Jer. 17:9), (Luke 16:23), (Rom. 3:10-23), (Rom. 5:12), (1 Cor. 15:21-22), (Rev. 20:11-15), (Rev. 21:8), (John 3:3-7)

VI. Salvation

We believe that we are saved by grace through faith, and faith alone in the shed blood of our Jesus Christ on calvary’s cross. The believer who has exercised saving faith by accepting Christ as Personal Saviour possesses eternal life and is secured in Him. We believe that the attitude either of reconciliation or enmity toward God is eternally fixed at death. We further believe that there is an appointed day for the judgment of the wicked when they will cast into the lake of fire, there to remain in everlasting conscious punishment.

(John 5:23), (John 10:28-30), (Acts 16:31), (2 Cor. 6:2), (Eph. 2:8), (2 Thess. 1:79), (Heb. 9:27), (2 Pet. 2:9), (Rev. 20: 12-15), (Rev. 21:8)

VII. Divine Healing

We believe that deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.

(Isa. 53:4-5), (Matt. 8:16-17), (Mark 16:17-18)

VIII. Christian Life and Service

We believe that all truly born-again Christians have a perfect standing in Christ and that they should propose in their hearts to make their walk conform with their standing. We believe that we are justified by faith alone but that Christian life and service are the outgrowth of salvation. Grace teaches good works and does not give license to sin. The Christian will be judged for his works over and above the gift of salvation. We believe that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so that to live in the Spirit that we shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh; but the flesh being still in us earthly pilgrimage, needs to be kept continually in subjection to Christ or it will surely manifest its presence in the dishonor of His Name. Victorious living is possible only in the proportion of our yieldedness to Him.

(Rom. 3:20-21), (1 Cor. 3: 12-15), (Rom. 12:11-12), (Rom.8:37), (Rom. 6:13), (Eph. 2:10), (2 Cor. 6:17-18), (2 Cor. 5:17), (Rom. 8:1-13), (1 John 2:14), (Titus 2:11-13), (Eph. 4:1)

IX. The Church

We believe that the church is the called out assembly of believers baptized with the Holy Spirit. Believers in this dispensation are members of the body of Christ. God has called us to assemble together for our mutual edification and service and we encourage every believer to join a local Gospel assembly. We believe that Christ has commanded the Church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel. We believe that the earthly leadership of the Local church is vested in the pastors or elders and deacons chosen in accordance with the qualifications in 1 Timothy 3, and that they become responsible for the oversight of the Church.

(Matt. 3:13-17), (Matt. 28:8-20), (Mark 16:15), (John 3:23), (Acts 8: 26-38), (1 Cor. 12:12-24), (Eph. 5:25-32), (Col. 1:18), 1 Tim. 3:1-12), (Heb. 13:7)

X. Ordinances of the Church

We believe that the ordinances of the Church as instituted by Christ, are only two (2) in number, namely, Baptism, (Matt. 28:18-19) and the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:23-32).

a. Baptism

We believe that Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ, obligatory upon every believer, wherein he is baptized with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, as a sign of giving himself up to God, to live and walk in newness of life. We believe that the Ordinance of Baptism should be administered to all those who have repented of their sins and who have believed in the Lord Jesus Christ to the saving of their souls, and who give clear evidence of their salvation.

(Col. 2:12), (1 Tim. 6:3-5)

b. The Lord’s Supper

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements of bread and wine, and to be observed regularly by His Church till the end of the world. It is in no sense a sacrifice, but it is designed to commemorate His death, to confirm the faith and other graces of Christians, and to be a bond, pledge and renewal of their communion with Him, and of their church fellowship.

(Luke 22: 19-20), (1 Cor. 11:23-32)

XI. Resurrection, Rapture and Revelation

We believe that after His crucifixion, death and burial, our Lord Jesus Christ rose personally and bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven where He is now our High Priest and Advocate. We believe that there will be a resurrection of all, first the just at His coming, and finally, the unjust after the millennium. The saints are raised to be forever with the Lord and the unsaved will be confined for eternity into the lake of fire. We believe in the “Blessed Hope” the personal and bodily, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His Church (The Rapture) and His later return to the earth in power and glory with His Saints (The Revelation) to set up His Kingdom (The Millennium).

(John 14:1-3), (Rev. 21:8), (Rev. 20:12-15), (2 Peter 2:9)

XII. Judgment

We believe that God has appointed a day, wherein He will judge the world by Jesus Christ, when everyone shall receive according to his deeds; the wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment; the righteous, into everlasting Life.

(2 Thess. 1:7-9), (Rev. 21:8), (Rev. 20: 12-15)

The Church Covenant

Having been led as we believe by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this Assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, doctrines, and discipline; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to use our influences to combat the abuse of drugs and the spread of pornography; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior and to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we leave this place, we will, as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.