Fundamentals of our Beliefs
Bible is God-inspired! We believe that the Scriptures, consisting of Old and New Testament, written by people chosen by God, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, is infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the absolute and ultimate standard and authority by which should be checked all the beliefs, behaviors and opinions of people. (2 Tim. 3: 16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21)
The True God
There is one true God! We believe that there is only one eternal, almighty, and perfect God – a divine nature abides eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is the Creator of the visible and invisible worlds.
Creation of the Universe and Human
In the beginning the Word of God created the universe. The man created in the likeness and image of God. (Gen. 1: 26-27), to eternal life and fellowship with God (Jn. 2:25, 6:40, 10:28, Gen. 3: 8-10), has a spirit , soul and body (1 Thes. 5:23). Man has free will, the ability to think, act, feel, desire, reject … (Isa. 32: 8, Rom. 2:15, 13:46 DA)
We believe that Jesus Christ, who took flesh by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary – true God and true man. He is the only one who has not committed sin and was perfect in doctrine. His vicarious – is the only way in which a person can be forgiven of their sins.
The Fall of Human
We believe that God has given man free will. Fall – an independent election, and therefore the wrath of God to man is quite fair and reasonable. Disobedience in Eden change human nature: man is dead to God and alive to sin.
The sacrifice for sin, death and resurrection
We believe that the salvation of sinners is based entirely on the mercy of God. Through the mediation work of the Son of God, who, by definition, the Father willingly took upon Himself our nature, yet without sinning fulfilled the divine law. His personal obedience to death made a full and holy redemption from our sins. His suffering, torment and death is vicarious for all sinners, the justification and salvation of each believer. Death of the Just for the unjust; Christ the Lord personally bore our sins on the cross, died and rose from the dead. (Eph. 2: 2 Dmitry 15:11, Rom. 3:24, Jn. 3:16, Matt. 18:11, Phil. 2: 7, Heb. 2:14, Isa. 53: 4 -7, Rom. 3:25, 1 Jn. 4:10, 1 Cor. 15: 3. 2 Cor. 5:21)
We believe in the necessity of sacraments such as baptism and the Lord’s Supper (communion). Water baptism symbolizes the burial of the old man and his resurrection to a new life. Water baptism, so, there is a promise of a good conscience serve God (1 Pet. 3:21).
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of Christ’s death. In preparing themselves to participate in the Lord’s Supper, every believer should check themselves and to participate adequately. Those who have peace with God, living in peace with the church and were baptized, can participate in the Lord’s Supper thus proclaim His death until He comes. The bread and wine represent the broken body and shed blood of Christ. The Lord’s Supper expresses the fellowship and unity of the faithful with Christ and gives them strength for the faithful service to God and following Him. (Jn. 13: 4-17, 1 Tim. 5: 9-10, Gen. 18: 3-5, Jn. 6: 53-58, Matt. 26: 26-29, 1 Cor. 10: 16-17, 1 Corinthians . 11: 23-32, Rev. 3:20).
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the new birth in the Spirit of God, as well as the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues. For eternal life enough to be born again. The Baptism of the Spirit finds it necessary to fulfill its mission on earth as it is written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me ….” And then in this verse contains the specific mission for which God anointed Jesus. God’s prophets were anointed with the Spirit of God for a specific mission that can implement only through the gifts, wisdom from God and a special power from above.
We believe in the doctrine of sanctification in the need for a systematic prevention of every believer in Jesus Christ. Being convicted by the Holy Spirit through the Scriptures and accepting by faith the cleansing through the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ, we are restoring in itself due to the holiness of God. We recognize that holiness – is the element of God’s nature, not the human self.
The Church and its mission
We believe in the special mission of the Church on earth, expressed by Christ in the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19) “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” . Through the spiritual gifts of Christ, and the modified life, and charity and virtue, Christians spread the Gospel and the Love of God on earth, inviting the world to salvation. We believe in the internal mission of the Church as the House of Spiritual during the action of each member to build up ourselves in love. God uses apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, so that each of the believers improved to the extent of the full stature of Christ. drawing
Marriage and Family
We believe that God instituted marriage between a man and a woman for sex life together as husband and wife, for the birth and upbringing of children. Married, two adult spouses find the fullness of mutual love, interest, joy, ideals, aspirations and responsibilities. To marry, both should be Christians, and at least one member of the local Church. The believer can not marry an unbeliever. We believe that divorce is a serious violation of God’s establishment of marriage. Marriage between same sexes is unacceptable in the Church. Christian parents should educate their children setting an example of godly living, pray about them, attract them to the service of God, teach them the Scriptures and educate them as pleasing to the Lord. (Gen. 1: 27-28, 2: 18-24, Prit.5: 18-19, Mal. 2: 13-16, Matt. 5: 31-32, 19: 4-9, 1 Cor. 7:10 -11, 2 Cor. 6:14, Eph. 5: 22-23, 6: 4, Heb. 13: 4, Rom. 1: 18-32)
Church and State
We believe that God has established the higher authorities to comply with the law and order in society and its welfare. The functions and responsibilities of the state and the Church are different. For the Christian, the laws and interests of the Kingdom of Christ should be the most important. Our Christian duty is to pray for all authorities and declare the truth, love, righteousness and redemption. We have to respect the authorities, to make positive contributions to society: witness against discrimination, corruption and injustice, pay taxes and comply with all laws that do not conflict with the Word of God (Matt. 22: 17-21, 4:19 DA, Rome. 3: 1-7, 1 Tim. 2: 1-6, 1 Pet. 2: 13-14). We believe that Christians should live by the law of love and forgiveness of enemies as taught and demonstrated by the example of our Lord. The Church is the body of Christ. The evil, cruel, inhuman nature of war contradicts the nature of a Christian who is trying to fulfill the law of Christ’s love in all relationships, in all situations, including personal injustice, social disorder and international tensions. We believe that to take up arms in the military service for Christians is a violation of God’s will, but where possible they should perform alternative service in order to resolve disputes, to mitigate the suffering and proclaim the testimony of the love of Christ (Ex. 20: 1-17, Matt. 5: 17-28, 5: 38-45, Rom. 12: 19-21, 13: 8-10, 1 Pet. 2: 19-23).
Future events and the final triumph of Christ
We believe that God, who creates the history, always reaches his goals. After the death, the righteous go into eternal rest of God and communion with Christ. The unrighteous will suffer from separation from God and expect the final judgment. On the day of the Lord’s coming, the surviving believers will be raptured, and the dead in Christ will rise to be with Christ forever. Christ will judge all men. The righteous shall inherit the Kingdom of God, and the wicked will be eternally tormented and suffer in hell. In the end, death will be wiped out, antichrist defeated, and satan cast into the lake of fire. Christ will create a new heaven and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness, and God will be all in all. This blessed hope of the Church might be fulfilled in eternity. “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of man cometh (Matt. 25:13). “He who testifies to these things says I am coming soon! Amen. (Rev. 22:20, Isa. 2: 4, 61: 1-11, Matt. 25:13, 25: 31-36, IRAs. 9: 43-48, Lk. 16: 22-23, Jn. 5 : 25-29, DA 1:11, 1 Cor. 15: 21-28, Phil. 1: 21-24, 1 Thess. 4: 16-17, Tit. 2: 11-14, 2 Peter. 3: 3 -12, Rev. 1:15, 1: 20-22).