Doctrine is simply what we believe. Here is a concise statement of belief:
Statement of Doctrine:
We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, the very
words of the text being communicated to holy men of old by the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 2:13;
John 10:34-36). Inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of Scripture. The Spirit
guided in the choice of every word used in the original writings (Ps. 110:1; Mark
12:36-37). Those original inspired writings were absolutely free from error (2 Tim.
3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
We further believe that every word of the inspired Scriptures has
been preserved by God (Ps. 12:6-7). For the English speaking people the Authorized
(King James) Version is what we believe to be God’s Holy Word. We reject all of the
modern English versions and its underlying critical texts. We only use the King James
Bible and its underlying traditional texts which are the Hebrew Masoretic Text and the
Greek Received Text. For our Korean speaking people we believe the best available
translation is the Korean King James Bible.
We believe that the Grammatical-historical interpretation is
proper and that it leads to a premillennial and dispensational interpretation of Scripture
must be followed at all times. Further, the plain, literal sense of the Scripture should be
sought unless the context or related passages of Scripture clearly indicate otherwise.
We believe that God eternally exists in three distinct persons and that these three are
one God having the exact same and equal nature, attributes, perfections, and with
differing offices and functions(Matt 28:18-19; 2 Cor. 13:14; Deut. 6:4).
God the Father:
We believe that God the Father is the First Person of the
Godhead, eternal, Self-existent, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent (Ps.
God the Son:
We believe that God the Son, Jesus Christ, is the Second Person
of the Godhead, only eternally begotten Son of God the Father, and the Saviour of all
who by faith repent of sin and trust on Him alone for Salvation. He is perfect God and
perfect man, never changing. God the Son came into this world through the Virgin birth
that He might manifest God to men, fulfill prophecy, and become the redeemer of
sinners through His death, blood atonement, and resurrection. He pre-existed in eternity
past, was active in the creation of the world, left Heaven to receive a human body, lived
a sinless life, performed miracles in His 3 1/2 year ministry, died an unjust death on the
Cross in man’s place for man’s sin, satisfying the holy demands of God’s law, and arose
the third day according to the Bible (Rev. 3:21-22; Col. 1:16-19; Heb. 4:15; Luke
1:30-35; John 1:18; John 3:16; Isa. 7:14). He then ascended to the right hand of the
Father where He lives to make intercession to the Father as our High Priest until He
returns for His bride at the rapture of the saints, and to establish His Kingdom on Earth
(Heb. 7:25) and rule for all eternity.
God the Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the
Godhead eternally proceeding from the Father and Son and dwelling within every
believer. He never departs from the feeblest of all saints. His work to the believer
consists of regeneration, indwelling, teaching, discernment, filling, sealing, etc. (John
14:16, 26; 16:7-11; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30; 5:18). The sign gifts as manifested in during
the apostolic age are no longer operational for today (1 Cor. 13:8).
Lucifer and the Angels
We believe that God created a company of sinless spirit-beings called angels. The
greatest of all the angels was Lucifer who sinned through pride, and was followed by a
great company (1/3) of the angels in his fall (Rev. 12:4, 9; 1:20). These fallen angels
then became demons some of which are active today in the execution of Satan’s unholy
purposes on earth while others are reserved in chains under darkness (Isa. 14:12-17;
Ezek. 28:11-19; Jude 1:6; 2 Pet. 2:4; 1 Pet. 5:8). The Bible teaches us much about
God’s Holy Angels (Matt. 25:31) they are ministering spirits (Heb. 1:14). They are
powerful (Ps.103:20) and they are consistently in the masculine form and noun.
We believe God created man in His own image and likeness and that man fell through
sin in the Garden. As a result, man lost his spiritual life becoming dead in trespasses
and sins. We also believe that this depravity of man has been transmitted to the entire
human race making every child of Adam born into the world with a nature which is
essentially sinful apart from divine grace. The depravity of man simply means that man
is unable to save himself by his any means including good works. It does NOT
mean that man is totally unable to respond to God’s offer of salvation as Calvinists
teach. (Rom 5:12;3:10-20; 6:23; 8:6-7; Eph. 2:1-3, 8-9; Gen 3:8-19; 1:26; John 3:8) We
reject both false theories of evolution and theistic evolution. God created everything in
six literal days (Gen. 1:31).
We believe that redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of Christ and
that nothing on the part of man can avail for salvation. Every man needs to accept
Jesus Christ as Saviour, because all are dead in sin. Christ’s blood is sufficient for the
salvation of the whole world. Through repentance of sin and believing on the Lord
Jesus, the sinner receives the new birth, and having experienced the new birth, is saved
for all eternity (John 3:1-21; 1 Pet 1:18-20; Rom 5:6-11; 2 Cor. 5:21;Eph. 2:1-10).
Justification: We believe that justification is the act of God whereby He declares
as righteous the sinner who believes and accounts him as righteous. The justification is
through the blood of Christ, appropriated by faith alone, and results in the believer
having peace with God (Rom 5:1;4:24). We do not accept the modern day substitution
of “the death of Christ” for “the blood of Christ” either in modern Bible versions or in
teaching. Rather, we believe the Bible when it says that “without the shedding of blood
there is no remission” (Heb. 9:22).
We believe that sanctification is positional, progressive, and
ultimate. Positional sanctification is a complete setting apart to God by our position in
Christ (Heb. 10:10). Progressive sanctification is our growing in grace as a child of God
(2 Pet. 3:18) Ultimate sanctification is when we shall be like Him upon our glorification
(1 John 3:1-3). We do not accept, as some holiness groups do, that sanctification is a
“second work of grace” making believers sinlessly perfect.
Preservation of the Saints:
We believe that a Christian can never be lost again
based upon the eternal purpose of God, His gift of eternal life, His unchangeableness,
and the abiding work of the Holy Spirit in us. (John 5:24; Jude 1:24; Rom. 8:29, 35-39; 1
Cor. 6:19; Ps. 37:23-24; Heb.7:25; 1 John 2:1-2; 2 Tim 1:12; Eph. 4:30). We reject all
Arminianism as well as Calvinism. We believe the Bible, not the theological structures of
mere men such as Arminius or Calvin.
Heaven and Hell:
Heaven will be the eternal abode of all believers where they
will forever rejoice in the presence of the Lord. Hell is the eternal abode of all
unbelievers where they will be eternally separated from God’s benevolence and
consciously punished and tormented in the Lake of Fire (Luke 16:19-31; Rev 20).
The church is an assembly of baptized believers who assemble for the purpose of
glorifying God, winning the lost, edifying fellow believers, and carrying out the Lord’s
ordinances.The use of the word church in the Bible is restricted to the local church.
Therefore, we reject theories of “The Universal Church” or “The Worldwide Invisible
We believe that God’s dealings are through His local church under the leadership of the Pastor who is the husband of one wife and maintains other Biblical qualifications (Heb. 13:7, 17, 24; Acts 20:28; 1 Tim 3:1-7). The Pastor is one who has been called out by God to fill the position as set in the standards given in the above referenced verses.
The only other office of the church is the deacon which exists to
“free” the Pastor for prayer and the ministry of the Word. The deacons are spiritual men
who provide service to the church and counsel to the Pastor. They are given no
authority in Scripture (Acts 6:1-7; 1 Tim 3:8-13; Phil 1:1).
The Lord’s Supper:
We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by our
Lord as a memorial of His death and is to be observed only by believers. This ordinance
should be practiced until He comes for us (1 Cor. 11:23-32; Matt 26:26-29; Mark
14:22-25; Luke 22:14-20). We believe that the unfermented grape juice and the
unleavened bread are symbols of Christ’s blood and body. We reject the teaching that
the symbols actually become His blood and body as we partake (these false doctrines
are called transubstantiation, and consubstantiation). The Lord Supper is strictly a
memorial service, and nothing mystical.
We believe that Believer’s Baptism is an outward testimony of
an inward work already accomplished by God. Water Baptism is not necessary for
salvation (a false teaching called Baptismal Regeneration). However, it should, by an
act of obedience, be observed by every believer as soon after conversion as possible.
We reject Infant Baptism since the candidate for baptism must already be a professed
believer in Jesus Christ. The Bible clearly teaches baptism by immersion as the only
mode that maintains the symbolism of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. We reject
baptism by pouring or sprinkling (Acts 8:36; 10:47-48; Rom. 6:3-5; Matt. 3:13-17; Eph.
Things to Come
We believe that the next event in God’s timetable is the appearing of Christ
in the air to receive His People. All saints who have died prior to the Lord’s appearance
will be bodily resurrected. Then all living believers will be called bodily to join them and
Christ in the air. This we call the Rapture of the saints (1 Thess. 4:13-18). Those left
behind on earth will have to endure a seven year period known as the Great Tribulation
immediately following the Rapture of the saints. During that time a seven years
judgment will be poured out upon all nations and the Jews will recognize Christ as their
Messiah. Simultaneously in Heaven, believers will face the Judgment Seat of Christ
where their works will be judged. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb also occurs during
this seven year period. Upon completion of the Great Tribulation, Christ will return to this
earth in bodily form with His saints to fight the Battle of Armageddon and to set-up His
1,000 year Kingdom, during which Satan will be bound. After Satan is briefly loosed and
then cast into the Lake of fire, the dead who rejected Christ will face God’s Great White
Throne Judgment and will be cast into the Lake of Fire, too. Then, the New Heavens
and the New Earth will appear and we will live with the Lord for all eternity (Revelation,
Daniel, Matt 24; Luke 16:19-27; 2 Thess. 2).
We believe in separation from the world on two levels:
We refuse to lend credibility and endorsement and to cooperate or
agree in joint-ventures with other organizations and men who are lost, from erring
brethren, and from those who do not take similar stands of separation. We further intend
to expose error in an attempt to contend for the faith that was once delivered to the
saints (Jude 1:3). We see these co-operations as steps to ecumenism and the one
world church (Matt. 12:34; 18:15-17; 23:23-27; John 2:13-16; Acts 2:42; Rom. 16:17; 1
Cor. 5:1-2, 6-7,11; 2 Cor. 6:11-18; 7:1; Gal. 2:11-14; Eph.4:14; 5:11; 2 Th. 3:6, 14-15;1
Tim 1:18-20; 2:15-18; 6:3-5; 2 Tim. 4:10, 14-18; Titus 1:13; 1 John 4:1; 2 John 1:1, 7-11;
3 John 1:9; Rev. 2:2, 14-15). Groups that we would avoid cooperating with would be the
liberals, neo-orthodox, new evangelicals, the World Council of churches (WCC), the
NCC, the National Association of Evangelicals, Catholic, Charismatic and Pentecostal
groups, etc. We are independent, fundamentalist, separatist, Baptist.
We also believe that how we appear, what we listen to, what we say, what we
do, where we go, and who we choose as companion is important. We believe that
biblical principles of modesty and identification (as either a male or a female) are
important in consideration of appearance (Deut. 22:5; 1 Tim 2:9-10). Additionally, the
Bible teaches that it is a shame for a man to have long hair but it is proper for a woman
to have long hair (1 Cor. 11:14-15). We also believe that all music in every church ought
to be conservative and God-honoring in music, words, and presentation. No rock or
contemporary Christian music is acceptable in our services(Ps. 40:3; Rom. 12:1-2; 1
John 2:15). Finally, we believe that believers ought to abstain from drinking intoxicating
beverages, smoking or chewing tobacco, using illegal drugs, looking at pornography,
fornication, adultery, gambling, and participating in any activity, saying any words,
and going any place where we might do damage to the Christian testimony, the cause
of Christ or that might lead us into carnal living and thinking.