信仰告白 / Doctrinal Statement
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我們相信包含66本書的聖經，是有絕對的權柄、真實無誤，其原本是神所默示的話語，為基督徒信心及生活的最高權威。(箴言 30:5; 以賽亞書 40:8; 提摩太後書 3:16, 17; II 彼得後書 1:19-21).
我 們相信一位獨一的真神，創造、攝理及掌管萬物，有完全的聖潔、無限量的智慧和無可測度的能力，並以聖父、聖子、聖靈的三個位格彰顯自己。． (申命記 6:4; 尼希米記 9:6; 歷代志上29:11, 12; 出埃及記 15:11; 約翰壹書 4:8下; 馬太福音 28:19).
我 們相信耶穌基督是上帝的永恆和唯一的兒子，受聖靈感孕為童貞女馬利亞所生，是真實的神，也是真實的人，作上帝與人之間的唯一中保。 (馬太福音1:20; 路加福音 1:35; 約翰福音 1:1, 12, 14; 約翰福音 12:45; 14:9提摩太前書 2:5).
我 們相信聖靈是神聖的一位位格，是與聖父、聖子同質同等的，祂的工作在於叫人知罪、公義和審判，為教會作見證，藉著祂使人重生，祂使信徒與基督合而為一，並 內住、引導、教訓信徒，使信徒得著能力，過敬虔的生活，為主作見證。(約翰福音16:8-11, 3:3-7; 以弗所書 1:13; 哥林多後書13:14; 約約翰福音14:16, 17; 羅馬書8:14-27; 哥林多前書12:12, 13).
我 們相信人乃照神的形象所造，原本與上帝相交，因人的選擇而犯罪，失去與上帝的相交，因而墮落在靈魂與肉體的死中。因此全人類按其本性及其作為皆為罪人，全 然無法靠己恢復與上帝的相交，唯有因信耶穌基督得以與神和好。(創世記1:26; 以西結書18:20上; 羅馬書3:23; 提多書3:5; 以弗所書 2:8, 9; 羅馬書 6:23).
我們相信救贖是本乎恩因著信，不是出於行為，相信接受耶穌基督為救主的人方能得著聖靈的重生，成為神的兒女。我們相信信徒決不致失去得救的確據。(以弗所書2:8,9; 約翰福音3:3,7; l:l2; l0:27-29; 羅馬書8:l4-l7).
我們相信主受死後帶著身體復活、升天，現今執行大祭司的職份，為我們代求。(使徒行傳l:9-11; 約翰壹書2:l-2; 馬太福音28:5-7).
我們相信義人和惡人的身體都將復活，復活後義人要得永遠的榮耀，惡人將受永遠的審判。(哥林多前書l5:20-24; 啟示錄20:l2-l5; 哥林多後書5:8).
我 們相信教會是主耶穌基督的肢體，由不分階級與條件的受洗信徒組成，服膺於神的話語之下，不受教規的拘泥。我們相信洗禮為信徒應當遵守的聖禮，雖無救贖之功 效，但成為表明信徒與救主同釘死、同埋葬，同復活的莊嚴神聖象徵。(馬太福音28:l9; 使徒行傳2:4l; 使徒行傳8:38; 使徒行傳l8:8; 羅馬書6:3-5).
我 們相信主耶穌基督在末日必親自有形體的與眾信徒榮耀再來，建立地上的千禧年王國並將來永遠的新天新地，信徒必永遠在主面前與主相交，不信者必離開主面受永 遠的滅亡。(哥林多前書l5:4; 使徒行傳l:9-11; 希伯來書4:l4-l6; 約翰壹書2:l,2; 帖撒羅尼迦前書4:l3-l7; 啟示錄 l9:11-l6; 20:l-l5; 2l:l-8).
We believe in the absolute authority, accuracy and inerrancy of the 66 books of the Bible; its full verbal inspiration of the original manuscripts and its all-sufficiency and final authority as the Christian's rule of faith and practice (Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:19-21).
We believe that there is but one God, the Creator, Preserver and Ruler of all things, who is perfect in holiness, and in love, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power, and who reveals Himself to us as three distinct entities, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Nehemiah 9:6; I Chronicles 29:11, 12; Exodus 15:11; I John 4:8b; Matthew 28:19).
3. Jesus Christ:
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true man and is the only mediator between God and man (Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:35; John 1:1, 12, 14; John 12:45; 14:9; I Timothy 2:5).
4. Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, equal with the Father and the Son, and of the same substance and nature; that He convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment; that He bears witness to the church; that He is the agent of the new birth; and that at conversion He baptizes the believer into the Body of Christ; and that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies and helps the believer, indwelling every true child of God (John 16:8-11, 3:3-7; Ephesians 1:13; II Corinthian s 13:14; John 14:16, 17; Romans 8:14-27; I Corinthians 12:12, 13).
We believe that man was created in the image of God by direct creation and that he was originally in fellowship and communication with God. By man's choice he sinned, breaking this fellowship and incurred both physical and spiritual death. Thus all mankind by nature and by choice are sinners and unable of their own selves to reestablish fellowship with God. Apart from Christ all individuals shall be forever separated from God (Genesis 1:26; Ezekiel 18:20a; Romans 3:23; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 6:23).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, that all who believe on him are justified on the ground of His shed blood (I Corinthians 15:3,4; Revelation 1:5).
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, not of works, and that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit, thereby becoming children of God. We believe in the eternal security of the believer (Ephesians 2:8,9; John 3:3,7; 1:12; 10:27-29; Romans 8:14-17).
8. Resurrection - Jesus Christ:
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven and in His present ministry there for us as High Priest and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-11; I John 2:1-2; Matthew 28:5-7).
9. Resurrection - Man:
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just, the bodily resurrection of the unjust, the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (I Corinthians 15:20-24; Revelation 20:12-15; II Corinthians 5:8).
10. Local Church, Baptism:
We believe that the local church is the local expression of the Body of Christ and is a voluntary association of baptized believers equal in rank and privilege, subject to the Word of God, and independent of any external ecclesiastical control whatsoever. We believe that God's Word commands every believer to be baptized. Though baptism has no saving merit, it does show forth in solemn and beautiful symbolism the believer's faith in and union with the crucified, buried, and risen Savior (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:41; Acts 8:38; Acts 18:8; Romans 6:3-5).
11. Lord's Supper:
We believe that the Lord's Supper is a provision of bread and the cup which are symbolical of Christ's broken body and shed blood; that the Lord's Supper is partaken of by saved individuals in commemoration of the suffering and death of their Lord and in anticipation of His soon coming again; that its observance is to be preceded by faithful self-examination (Luke 22:19,20; I Corinthians 11:23-30).
12. The Future:
We believe in the personal, visible, imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His church in His coming in Glory with the believers to set up His millennial kingdom upon the earth followed by an eternal kingdom on a new heaven and earth. The saved will forever be in His presence and fellowship while the unsaved will forever be separated from God and His fellowship (I Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; I John 2:1,2; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-15; 21:1-8).