Doctrines We Share

Basic doctrines we follow in our Churches

  • Jesus Christ– is the Son of God, who is God Himself. He came to this world and made in the likeness of men for saving the sinners (John 1:1-14Philippians 2:6-7). His virgin birth, blameless and holy life, crucifixion, burial, resurrection, ascension into heaven and the Second Coming for the Church are accepted and believed.
  • Trinity– We believe in the Trinity of Godship – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, i.e. three personalities in one God – all the three personalities are equal, but they are not three Gods, but one God. Jesus Christ is the 2nd person, the Son in the Godhead (II Corinthians 13:14)
  • Bible– Bible is the Word of God and it is complete. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in the New Testament which totals to 66 books. No addition or deletion is allowed (Revelation 22:18)
  • Justification by faith– A person becomes a Christian when he personally accept Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Not by birth or by works, but by faith alone. (John 1:12John 3:16Romans 10:9)
  • Water Baptism– All those who believe in Jesus Christ have to obey His commandment (Mathew 28:19, Mark 16:16). Infant baptism is not permitted, as the Bible clearly says that those who believe have to be baptized. The baptism is conducted by immersing the person fully in the water – “were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death. Therefore, we are buried with Him by baptism into death that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:3-5)
  • Lord’s Table– The local congregation comes together for Lord’s Table ( I Corinthians 11:23-30). Those who believed and got baptized take part in Lord’s Table. No transubstantiation takes place. This is a memorial service to remember Jesus Christ’s propitiative death on the Cross of Calvary. Bread denotes the crushing of His body and the wine denotes His priceless blood shed to save sinners
  • Idol worship– is not permitted. (Statues, photos, cross, are not used)
  • Worship– All those who believed and got baptized can offer praises and worship. However, women are not permitted to offer public ministry when men are present ( I Corinthians 14:34)
  • Lord’s presence– When two or three believers gather in the Name of Jesus Christ, there is He in the midst of them (Mathew 18:20). The Bible does not specify on the size or arrangements for the place of worship. A convenient place where the believers can gather in the name of Jesus Christ is a local church gathering / congregation.
  • Holy Spirit– When a person believes in Lord Jesus Christ, he immediately gets sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13-14)
  • Priesthood– Jesus Christ is the Chief Priest and all believers belong to the royal priesthood. (Hebrews 5:104:14I Peter 2:9). According to the Bible no ordained or separate priests are required to conduct or lead the worship meeting.
  • Evangelization– Believers are commanded to undertake the Great Commission all over the world (Mathew 28:20)
  • Judgment– It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrews 9:27). All those who believe in Jesus Christ and saved will be exempted from the judgment (John 5:24Romans 8:1)
  • Resurrection– There will be resurrection for all – resurrection for life for those who believed and resurrection for damnation for those who did not believe (John 5:29Revelation 20:15)
  • Millennium– There will be 1000 years rule of Jesus Christ with his faithful in this world in the near future (Revelation 20:4-7)
  • Salvation– Salvation is open to all as God wants all me to be saved, and to come into the knowledge of the truth – without any difference of cast and creed, men and women, geographical difference etc. (I Timothy 2:4)
  • Mediator– For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. He gave himself a ransom for all (I Timothy 2:5-6)
  • Signs, miracles and wonders– gift of tongues – prophesy other than revealed in the Bible. These were special gifts given during the apostolic period (i.e. 1st century A.D.) for confirming the Scripture and also to establish the Church. This is not continuing period (Hebrew 2:3-4, I Corinthians 13)
  • Government / Constitution– We honor and obey the constitution & governmental rules and regulations. We believe a Christian believer should be a good citizen of the country he belongs to (I Peter 2:13-20). At the same time our priority will be God and His Word (The Bible) (Acts 4:19-20)