Statement of Faith

  1. That “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,” by which we understand the whole book called The Bible; that it is inerrant in the original writing and that its teaching and authority are absolute, supreme and final. That the Holy Spirit guided the holy men of old in all that they wrote. 2 Timothy 3:16; Deuteronomy 4:2; 2 Peter 1:21.
     

  2. The Godhead eternally exists in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes and perfection. Romans 1:20; Matthew 28:19; Deuteronomy 4:35; John 17:5.
     

  3. In the Personality and Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, truly God and truly man. John 1:1, 14; John 10:30; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:30-31; Philippians 2:5-7; 1 Timothy 3:16; Colossians 1:19.
     

  4. In the Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit, the source and power of all acceptable worship and service, the infallible interpreter of the infallible Word, who indwells every true believer, and is ever present to testify of Christ, seeking to occupy us with Him and not with ourselves or our experiences. John 15:26; Acts 5:3-4; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; John 16:13-14.
     

  5. That man was created in the image of God, after His likeness, as stated in the Word of God, but the whole human race fell in the fall of the first Adam. Not only was his moral nature grievously injured by the fall but he totally lost all spiritual life, becoming dead in trespasses and sins, and subject to the power of the devil. “The carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then, they that are in the flesh cannot please God” (Romans 8:7-8). Therefore, he cannot see nor enter the kingdom of God until he is born again by the Holy Spirit. That no degree of reformation however great, no attainment in morality however high, no culture however attractive, no humanitarian and philanthropic schemes and societies however useful, no baptism or other ordinance however administered, can help the sinner take even one step toward Heaven; but a new nature imparted from above, a new life implanted by the Holy Spirit through the Word is absolutely essential to salvation. Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3; John 3:3, 6-7; Titus 3:5.
     

  6. That Jesus Christ became the sinner’s substitute before God, and died as a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. That He was made a curse for the sinner, dying for his sins according to the Scriptures, that no repentance, no feeling, no faith, no good resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules and regulations of any church can add in the very least to the value of the precious blood or to the merit of that finished work wrought for us by Him, who tasted death for every man. 1 John 2:2; Hebrews 2:9; Galatians 3:13; Romans 3:25; Romans 4:4-5; Romans 5:8; Colossians 1:13, 14, 20, 21.
     

  7. In the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ; that His body was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God as the believer’s high priest and advocate. Luke 24:39; Acts 1:10-11; Ephesians 4:10; Hebrews 1:3; 1 John 2:1.
     

  8. That Christ in the fullness of the blessings He has secured by His death and resurrection is received by faith alone and that the moment we trust Him as our Savior we pass out of death into everlasting life, justified from all things, accepted before the Father according to the measure of His acceptance, loved as He is loved and made one with Him. At the time of acceptance of Christ as Savior, He comes to dwell within the believer and to live out His life of holiness and power through him. Hebrews 9:15; John 5:24; Romans 3:28; Romans 4:3, 23-25; Ephesians 1:3; John 17:23; Galatians 2:20; Galatians 4:6-7; Galatians 5:16; Acts 1:8.
     

  9. That the Church is composed of all those who truly believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. It is the body and the bride of Christ. That every believer, whether Jew or Gentile, is baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and having thus become members of one another we are responsible to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above all sectarian prejudices and denominational bigotry and loving one another with a pure heart fervently. Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Corinthians 12:22-27; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Romans 12:4-5; Ephesians 4:3-6; Ephesians 5:32; Philippians 2:1-5; Galatians 5:13-15.
     

  10. That all believers in our Lord Jesus are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices and should abstain from such amusements and habits as will cause others to stumble, or bring reproach upon the cross of Christ. Believers are created in Christ Jesus unto good works. “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10). 1 John 2:15, 16; Romans 13:14; Romans 14:13; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 2:10.
     

  11. n the evangelization of the world; that the supreme mission of the people of God in this age is to preach the Gospel to every creature. That special emphasis should be placed upon the evangelization of children. Mark 16:15; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; Matthew 18:14.
     

  12. In the personal return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; that the coming again of Jesus Christ is the “Blessed Hope” set before us, for which we should be constantly looking. Our citizenship is in Heaven from whence we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20). Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; John 14:1-3; Titus 2:13; Philippians 3:20-21.
     

  13. That the souls of those who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do at death immediately pass into His presence, and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body at His coming, when soul and body re-united shall be with Him forever in glory. Luke 23:43; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Luke 16:22, 25; Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18.
     

  14. That the souls of the lost remain after death in misery until the final judgment of the great white throne, when soul and body reunited at the resurrection shall be cast “Into the lake of fire” which is “the second death,” to be “punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of His power” (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9). Luke 16:22-23, 27-28; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:5, 11-15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9.
     

  15. In the reality and personality of Satan, “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world” (Revelation 12:9) Ephesians 6:11-12; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10.

信仰立場

 

  1. 整本「聖經都是神所默示的」,是昔日聖徒受聖靈感動寫作而成,在原文的寫作上毫無錯誤,我們稱此全書為聖經,其中的教訓和權柄是絕對性,且有至高和終極的權威。提後三16﹔申四2﹔彼後一21。
     

  2. 永恆之神格為三位一體——聖父、聖子、聖靈。只有一個本質,有三個位格,三位具有同樣性格、同樣屬性,並同樣完全。羅一20﹔太二十八19﹔申四35﹔約十七5。
     

  3. 主耶穌基督的位格與神性(祂是神的兒子,自永恆而生),由聖靈所感孕,為童女馬利亞所生,是真神亦是真人。約一1、14,十30﹔太一20﹔路一30-31﹔腓二5-7﹔提前三16﹔西二9。
     

  4. 聖靈的位格與神性,為一切敬拜與事奉蒙悅納的源頭,是真理的靈解明聖道,住在每位真正的信徒心中,與他同在,以見證基督引導我們進入真理,而非靠我們自己和個人的經驗。約十五26,十六13-14﹔徒五3-4,一8﹔羅八26-27,八9﹔林前二12、14,三16,十二13。
     

  5. 正如神的話所說,人是照著神的形像和樣式造的,但是人類在第一個亞當的墮落中都墮落了。此一墮落不但嚴重地傷及他的道德本性,而且全然地使他喪失了整個屬靈生命,死在罪惡過犯之中,受著邪惡權勢的轄制。「原來體貼肉體的,就是與神為仇;因為不服神的律法,也是不能服。而且屬肉體的人不能得神的喜歡。」(羅八7-8)所以,除非一個人被聖靈重生,他不能見,也不能進神的國,無論改革的程度何其偉大,所達到的道德標準何其高超,人道和慈善的組織與社團何其有用,文化具有何等的吸引力,洗禮或其他的聖禮如何地履行,都無法幫助罪人在通往天堂的途中,而透過聖靈與神的道在個別的人身上產生作用,使人得到從天上而來的新生命,這是救恩中絕對需要的。創一26-27﹔羅五12﹔弗二1-3﹔約三3、6-7﹔多三5。
     

  6. 耶穌基督在神面前成為罪人的代替,作為全世界罪人的贖罪祭死了,按照聖經說祂為罪人成為咒詛,為人的罪死了﹔任何的悔改﹑感覺﹑信心﹑良善的決定﹑真摯的努力,順服於任何教會的規章與條例,均不能對寶血的價值或藉著祂所成工作的功勞上,有絲毫的增加。祂為人人嚐了死味。約壹二2﹔來二9﹔加三13﹔羅三25,四4-5,五8﹔西一13-14,20-21。
     

  7. 耶穌基督被釘在十字架上的肉身復活﹔按照聖經說祂的身體從死亡中復活,升到天堂坐在天父右邊,作為每個信徒的大祭司和中保。路二十四39﹔徒一10-11﹔弗四10﹔來一3﹔約壹二1。
     

  8. 基督藉著祂的死亡和復活,帶來了充足的福分,接待祂僅憑著信心。當我們接待祂作我們救主的時候,我們立刻就出死入生了,在凡事上都被稱為義,在父的面前按照祂被悅納的程度蒙悅納,像祂一樣地被愛,並且與祂合而為一。當信徒接待耶穌基督作他的救主時,祂就住在他的心中,使他活出聖潔和有能力的生活。來九15﹔約五24﹔十七23﹔羅三28,四3、23-25;弗一3,加二20,四6-7,五16﹔徒一8。
     

  9. 教會是由一切真正相信主耶穌基督作為他們救主的人所組合而成,是基督的身體和新婦。每一位信徒,不分是猶太人和外邦人,藉著聖靈的洗,歸入基督的身體,彼此互為肢體,因此,我們得聯合在平安中,保持聖靈的合一,超越一切宗派的偏見和固執,以純潔的心彼此熱誠相愛。林前一10,十二13,羅十二4-5。
     

  10. 所有相信我們主耶穌基督的信徒,都是蒙召,過著從世俗和罪惡中分別出來的生活,並且應該禁戒一切成為別人絆腳石或給基督十字架蒙羞的娛樂和習慣。信徒們得在耶穌基督裏造成善行。「所以有了機會,就當向眾人行善,向信徒一家的人更當這樣。」(加六10)約壹二15﹔羅十三14,十四13﹔林前十31;弗二10。
     

  11. 向全世界傳福音:神的百姓在這個時代所負最大的使命,就是傳福音給萬民聽。此一特別強調之點,應適用於兒童佈道事工上。可十六15﹔林後五18-19﹔太十八14。
     

  12. 我們的救主耶穌基督的親自再臨﹔耶穌基督的再臨是放在我們面前「有福的盼望」,我們應經常地仰望此一盼望。「我們卻是天上的國民,並且等候救主,就是主耶穌基督,從天上降臨。」(腓三20)徒一11﹔帖前四16-17﹔約十四1-3﹔多二13﹔腓三20-21。
     

  13. 凡相信主耶穌基督得救之人的靈魂,在他死的時候,就立刻來到祂的面前,在那裏享受著可以感覺得到的福分,直到祂來的時候,身體復活,靈魂與身體再度的聯合,在榮耀中與祂同在,直到永遠。路二十三43,十六22、25﹔林後五8﹔腓一23﹔帖前四15-18。
     

  14. 失喪者之靈魂在死後停留在可悲的光景中,直到白色大寶座前最後的審判時為止,在那時復活的身體與靈魂再一次地聯合,要被扔在「硫磺火湖裏」,那是第二次的死,「要報應那不認識神和那不聽從我主耶穌福音的人。他們要受刑罰,就是永遠沉淪,離開主的面和祂權能的榮光。」(帖後一8-9)。路十六22-23、27-28﹔來九27﹔啟二十5、11-15﹔帖後一7-9。
     

  15. 撒但的實在與位格,「大龍就是那古蛇,名叫魔鬼,又叫撒但,是迷惑普天下的。」(啟十二9上)弗六11-12﹔彼前五8﹔啟二十10。