In a world that’s constantly changing, we know that we must be able to effectively communicate our message to the different generations and diverse cultures within our community and beyond.
We are thankful, despite the shifts in culture and the passing of time, that we have an unchanging message of hope we can share with all those we come into contact with.
God is the Most High being, the only true God that exists or will ever exist among the many false gods that people worship. He created the Earth, the entire universe and everything within them by speaking them into existence. In the Old Testament writings of the Bible, He is known as Jehovah (Yahweh), and in the New Testament, he has revealed Himself as the Father, the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ, the Messiah, is the Son of God in whom “the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily.” In other words, Jesus is God “revealed in a human body.” He is both God and man. Because He was a man, He was able to experience death and because He is God, He was sinless; and He was the only human being that fit the criteria of a perfect, sinless sacrifice. His name, Yehoshua, means, “Jehovah is salvation” and He was born to die in place of man to atone for the sins of man.
The Holy Spirit, or the Holy Ghost, is the Spirit of God who dwells in every person who accepts Christ as Saviour. He was the promised Spirit that Jesus said would come after His ascension; and on the Day of Pentecost, this promise was fulfilled in a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the early believers (This is why we call ourselves Pentecostals). The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to lead people to truth, to help believers to understand and do spiritual things, and empower believers to be Jesus’ witnesses, telling people across the world about Him.
The Gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ has made a way for us to escape the punishment of sin and enjoy eternal life with God through His death on a cross, His burial in a tomb, and His resurrection three days later. He conquered death so that we could have everlasting life! We as sinners can only receive this salvation by the grace of God through faith in Jesus, and not of our own works. We obey the gospel by repenting from our sin, being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, and receiving the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
The Church is the Body of Christ and the Bride of Christ and consists of every single person that has accepted salvation through Jesus Christ and follows Him. While we can assemble or congregate at a church, the Church is the collective body of all of the authentic believers within these churches worldwide.
The Bible is a collection of holy writings (scriptures) that describes all of these truths. It divides truth from error and it is free from errors. In fact, it can have no errors because it is the inspired Word of God. It was literally ‘God-breathed’ into the minds of men whom God used to pen the words of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is the ultimate guidebook for every Christian, and the history and prophecy book of the Church.