Statement of Faith
We hold the Bible as the Holy Word of God, free from error in its originals, kept through the ages, right down to the present day, as found in the King James Version and the translations in other languages such as João Ferreira de Almeida, in Portuguese, Louis Second, in French, Reina Valera, in Spanish, Union Version, in Chinese, Riveduta, in Italian, and others, as the final and absolute authority, above and beyond all modern versions.
God is one, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are infinite in glory, wisdom, holiness, justice, power and love. 1Jn 5:7
God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, by direct act in six literal 24 hour days about 6,000 years ago ( Genesis 1:1; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17). Man was created in the image and likeness of God, "male and female created He them" ( Mark 10:6); but through the sin of Adam, all Adam´s descendants are sinful from conception, therefore, are lost apart from Christ. ( Romans 3:23). Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. ( John 3:3)
Jesus was the perfect sacrifice: He died on a cross, but on the third day, He rose again, conquering death, so that all that believe and receive Him are able to come back to God and live for eternity with their creator. ( John 3:16)
Salvation is the gift of God and includes the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life. Salvation is received by faith alone, apart from all good works and merit. ( Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8,9)
The church is composed of all those regenerated by the Spirit of God by whom they have been baptized into one body of whom Christ is the head. The purpose of the church is to witness concerning Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures, and to preach the Gospel to every creature. ( Acts 17:24) ( Mark 16:15)
Jesus Christ will come again to receive unto Himself those who believe in Him, that where He is, they may be also. He will come again personally and visibly to establish His kingdom. ( John 14:3, Matthew 24:30, Luke 21:27)
God is Love ( I John 4:8), thus Love is the greatest force in the world and the solution for all the problems of mankind.