We believe that the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is one and composed of all men and women regardless of nationality, language, race or custom, who have accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. The bonds of a common faith and love unite the members of the Church. The flag or banner of the Church is the Name of Jesus Christ .
We believe the Bible, composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and final authority, infallible (without mistakes as God inspired its writer) Word of God. (11 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
There is only one, true God, eternally existing in three distinct personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are therefore worthy of the same worship and obedience. God is the Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of the universe. Genesis 1:1,26-27; Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Timothy 2:5; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 1 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, meaning He is coequal with the Father. He is the expressed image of the invisible God and Creator of all things. He became a man, being born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. Jesus offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose bodily from the dead after three days, demonstrating His victory over sin and death. He ascended to heaven, is seated in authority, and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. John 1:1-5,14; 5:18; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-15; Philippians 2:5-11; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-10
Because people are unable to save themselves from their sinful condition, salvation is altogether the work of God. Neither good works nor self-improvement can make up for our sin. Salvation is the free gift of God. However, like any gift it must be received. This gift is received by faith in Jesus Christ who died as our substitute that we might live. Through repentance from sin and faith toward God, we turn from our self-ruled life to trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior. John 1:12; 14:6; Romans 5:6-21; 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5
God created people to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Eternal separation from God is Hell. Eternal fellowship and union with God is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; Matthew 25:31-46; 19:29; 11 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15.
We are committed to seeing the advancement of signs, wonders and miracles onto the world stage. Seeing God’s Kingdom manifest here, on earth as it is in heaven is one of our greatest joys. We love when the Glory of God collides with the natural and causes absolute transformation. (Matthew 6:10)
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said, "...He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire."
Luke tells us in Acts 2:4, they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues (languages), as the Spirit gave them utterance."
The terms "baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire," "filled with the Holy Spirit," and the "gift of the Holy Ghost" are synonymous terms used interchangeably in the Bible.
It is scriptural to expect all who receive the gift, filling, or baptism of the Holy Spirit to receive the same physical, initial sign of speaking with other tongues.
The speaking with other tongues, as recorded in Acts 2:4, 10:46, and 19:6, and the gift of tongues, as explained in 1 Corinthians, chapters 12 and 14, are the same in essence, but different in use and purpose.
Further, "...The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:39).