We hold to these truths:
1. We believe in one, living, true and everlasting God. His power, wisdom and goodness are infinite. He is the Maker of all things, whether they are visible or invisible. God is one, and subsists in three Persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three Persons are one in nature, are co-eternal, and are equal in holiness, justice, wisdom, power, and dignity.
2. We believe that God the Son became a human being and was born of the Virgin Mary. The Lord Jesus Christ is one Person with two natures, the divine nature and the human nature, true God and perfect Man. He suffered and was crucified as a sacrifice for the sins of the world, to remove God's righteous anger against sinners, and to restore sinners to fellowship with God.
3. We believe that Christ arose again from death, not only in spirit
but also in body, and returned to heaven, where He is sitting at the Father’s right hand until He shall return to the earth as King and Judge.
4. We believe that the Holy Spirit, who was sent by the Father and the Son, is God, the third Person of the Holy Trinity. He shares the same nature, majesty and glory as the Father and the Son from eternity.
5. We believe that the Bible is the only, final Authority, composed of the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, and that it was given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We believe that this Bible is the Word of God to man, giving the full and complete revelation of the nature of God, His way
of salvation for us and a revelation of the End time to come.
6. We believe that eternal life with God in Heaven is part of the blessedness which awaits those whose faith in Christ remains steadfast and true.Those who remain unrepentant and unbelieving will be banished for ever from the presence of the Lord, with unending punishment in hell (Matthew 25:46; Psalm 9:7; Revelation 21:7,8).
7. We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the forgiveness of all our sins in order that those who repent and believe the Gospel might be regenerated (Born Again), and saved from the power of sin and the practice of sinning (Romans 3:25; 1John 3:5-10; Ephesians 2:1-10).
8. We believe and teach that a person is justified (counted righteous before God) through God’s grace, receievd by faith in Christ alone and not by works (Romans 5:1). Good works will follow those who truly believes.
9. We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the complete cleansing of the believer from all indwelling sin, and that this cleansing is experienced after we have been born again (1John 1:7-9).
10. We believe that sanctification is a second work of grace to be received by faith, as instantaneous and definite, as the New Birth is. Sanctification gives cleansing from indwelling sin, and growth in grace and consecration to God (John 15:2; Acts 26:18). We teach that practical sanctification is needed and requires our cooperation to built up the character of Christ, becoming Christ-like.
11. We believe that the Pentecostal baptism with the Holy Spirit and fire is a provision of divine power for sanctified believers; it is a definite experience received by faith. (Luke 11:13; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4; 8:17; 10:44-46; 19:6).
We understand, that it is the will of GOD to empower the body of Christ for a more fruitful ministry. On the other side it is not a criterion for being saved by the grace of GOD. Once received it is often accompanied by speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance
13. We believe in the pre-millennial Second Coming (the rapture of NT believers) of our Lord Jesus Christ; that He will come in Person and He may come at any moment. We love and wait for His appearing (1Thessalonians 4:15-18; Titus 2:13; 2Peter 3:1-4; Matthew 24:29-44; 2Timothy 4:8)
Our scriptural understanding about
The attributes of GOD-What is God like?
To say that it is important for us to try to understand what God is like is a huge understatement! Failure to do so will likely cause us to set up, chase after, and worship false gods contrary to His will (Exodus 20:3-5).
Only what God has chosen of Himself to be revealed can be known. One of God's attributes or qualities is "light", meaning that He is self-revealing in information of Himself (Isaiah 60:19, James 1:17).
Let's start by understanding that God is our Creator and that we are a part of His creation (Genesis 1:1 Psalm 24:1). God said that man is created in His image. Man is above the rest of creation and was given dominion over it (Genesis 1:26-28). Creation is marred by the 'fall' but still offers a glimpse of His works (Genesis 3:17-18; Romans 1:19-20). By considering creation's vastness, complexity, beauty, and order we can have a sense of the awesomeness of God.
Reading through some of the names of God can be helpful in our search of what God is like. They are as follows:
Elohim - strong One, divine (Genesis 1:1)
Adonai - Lord, indicating a Master to servant relationship (Exodus 4:10,13)
El Elyon - Most High, the strongest One (Genesis 14:20)
El Roi - the strong One who sees (Genesis 16:13)
El Shaddai - Almighty God (Genesis 17:1)
El Olam - everlasting God (Isaiah 40:28)
Yahweh - LORD "I Am", meaning the eternal self-existent God (Exodus 3:13,14).
We will now continue by examining more of God's attributes;
God is eternal, meaning He had no beginning and that His existence will never end.
He is immortal, infinite (Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 90:2; 1 Timothy 1:17).
God is immutable, meaning He is unchangeable; this means that God is absolutely reliable and trustworthy (Malachi 3:6; Numbers 23:19; Psalm 102:26,27).
God is incomparable, meaning there is no one like Him in works or being; He is unequaled and perfect
(2 Samuel 7:22; Psalm 86:8; Isaiah 40:25; Matthew 5:48).
God is inscrutable, meaning He is unfathomable, unsearchable, past finding out in entirely understanding Him (Isaiah 40:28; Psalm 145:3; Romans 11:33,34).
God is just, meaning He is no respecter of persons in the sense of showing favoritism (Deuteronomy 32:4; Psalm 18:30).
God is omnipotent, meaning He is all-powerful; He can do anything that pleases Him, but His actions will always be in accord with the rest of His character (Revelation 19:6; Jeremiah 32:17,27).
God is omnipresent, meaning He is ever-present, everywhere; this does not mean that God is everything (Psalm 139:7-13; Jeremiah 23:23).
God is omniscient, meaning He knows the past, present, and future, even what we are thinking at any given moment; since He knows everything His justice will always be administered fairly (Psalm 139:1-5; Proverbs 5:21)
God is righteous, meaning that God cannot and will not pass over wrongdoing; it is because of His righteousness and justice that in order for our sins to be forgiven, Jesus had to experience God's judgment when our sins were placed upon Him (Exodus 9:27; Matthew 27:45-46; Romans 3:21-26).
God is sovereign, meaning He is supreme; all of His creation put together, whether knowingly or unknowingly, cannot thwart His purposes (Psalm 93:1; 95:3; Jeremiah 23:20).
God is truth, meaning that He is in agreement with all that He is, He will remain incorruptible and cannot lie (Psalm 117:2; 1 Samuel 15:29).
God is holy, meaning that He is separated from all moral defilement and is hostile toward it. God sees all evil and it angers Him; fire is usually mentioned in scripture along with holiness.
God is referred to as a consuming fire (Isaiah 6:3; Habakkuk 1:13; Exodus 3:2,4,5; Hebrews 12:29).
God is gracious - this would include His goodness, kindness, mercy, and love - which are words that give shades of meaning to His goodness. If it were not for God's grace it would seem that the rest of His attributes would exclude us from Him. Thankfully this is not the case, for He desires to know each of us personally (Exodus 34:6; Psalm 31:19; 1 Peter 1:3; John 3:16; John 17:3).
GOD's will and Sovereignty
This expression of God’s will focuses on the fact that God sovereignly ordains everything that comes to pass.There is nothing that happens that is outside of God’s sovereign will. This aspect of God’s will is seen in verses like Ephesians 1:11; …who works all things according to the counsel of His will”
This understanding of His sovereign will does not imply that God causes everything to happen. Rather, it acknowledges that because He is sovereign, He must at least permit or allow whatever happens to happen.Secondly:
His revealed will. As the name implies, this facet of God’s will simply acknowledges that God has chosen to reveal some of what His will for us is in the Bible. The revealed will of God is God’s declared will concerning what we should or should not do. For example, because of the revealed will of God, we can know that it is God’s will that we do not steal, that we love our enemies, that we repent of our sins, and that we be holy as He is holy.
Living according to His revealed will should be the chief aim or purpose of our lives. Romans 12:1-2 summarizes this truth as we are called to present our “bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” To know the will of God we should immerse ourselves in the written Word of God, saturating our minds with it, and praying that the Holy Spirit will transform us through the renewing of our minds, so that the result is what is good, acceptable and perfect—the will of God.
The third aspect of God’s will that we see in the Bible is
God’s longing will. This facet of God’s will describes God’s attitude and defines what He longs for. 1. Timonty 2, 4 and John 6, 40
Commander or Bondslave / Genuine discipleship
To be a genuine disciple of The Lord Jesus Christ means to give up all my personal rights on a daily base.
It is up to my Lord to – in return- grant me priviledges and authority according to His will.
Jesus has promised to give the earth to The meek, The barefooted, To those who have surrendered their rights to Him It won’t be easy. He doesn’t promise comfort or ease.
Jesus doesn’t promise we will be rich. He promises to meet our needs. He will feed me, but the food might not always be what I like. He promises that I will have shelter, though it might be in crowded conditions.
He promises me, that I even might be arrested like He was arrested. Or that I might be one of many who will die for the sake of getting the gospel out.
Secondly: Jesus is telling me to take authority. How do I do it? Not by force. I do it by becoming His slaves. It’s the opposite way the world conquers. I am to take leadership through serving, As slave, as the meek, as the humble. Take off the shoes, go barefooted, become a slave.
In losing my rights, I will win for the kingdom of the Lord. So I will rule with Jesus and will gain the island of Gozo for Jesus my King.
Divine healing and how to receive it
We believe that part of the benefit resulting from the death of Christ is divine healing for the body (Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:16, 17; Mark 16:14-18; James 5:14-16 Exodus 15:26).
Divine healing is based on and included in the atonment of Jesus Christ. It has been purchased and provided by Christ already. With the work having been accomplished by Jesus, the potential is there, the promises are there. How do we receive?
HEALING CAN BE RECEIVED THROUGH THE WORD OF GOD, e.g. means be attentive to the
Holy Spirit’s voice as you read the Bible, continually read and look at the promises, keep His word.
Guard it, and protect it.
HEALING CAN BE RECEIVED BY THE LAYING ON OF HANDS
Mark 16, 18 “they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no
means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Another key phrase says, “They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Now the word “recover” indicates that healing may be gradual.
Divine healing was one of the ordinances established by God for the church for all ages. Look in James 5:14: Is anyone among you sick? It says, “Let him call for the elders of the church.” It did not say, “Let someone call for him.” The sick person is the one who is supposed to call. That is important. It is an expression of faith. Anoint the sick with Oil, and pray the Prayer of Faith
HEALING CAN BE RECEIVED THROUGH THE CHARISM OF HEALINGS BY A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN THIS AUTHORITY
Acording to “how the Spirit wills” from 1 Cor. 12 this gift is needed to exercise this Authority. Not everyone
who has been baptised by the Holy Spirit has been given this gift.
The gifts of the Spirit, the manifestations of the Spirit, are used by God to confirm the message of salvation. In
Romans 15:18-19, the Apostle Paul is speaking. He said,
18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient-
19 in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
When Paul talks about fully preaching the gospel of Christ he said, “mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God,” were involved with his preaching the gospel.
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS, AND FUNCTIONAS THE HOLY SPIRIT WILLS.
But we can do something to cooperate and place ourselves in a position to be used. We must be genuine disciples, having the right motives, and we must earnestly desire the best gifts.
The Scripture declares all those who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. Jesus said that the word of God is like a seed; and when it comes into someone’s life, Satan comes immediately to try and steal that seed. And he brings several tools with him, two of which are persecution and affliction, to cause them to stumble and fall. But we must endure hardship. We must be willing to endure tribulations. We must endure hardship. (2 Tim 2:3)
If we can except it: Tribulation is the most creative thing that GOD can do in our lives, since it bears fruit for eternity. When we suffer paitently, praising GOD in all circumstances, GOD is so prout of us.
GOD says that divine chastening is something to be received with joy. Chasteings are the evidence of our adoption as His son, not a sign that the devil is in control (Hebr. 12, 7-11)
GOD is always striving for perfection, limited only by our willingness to cooperate with the potters hands and bear the pain of our trans-formation into something as beautiful as he desires