As a church of the “Christian & Missionary Alliance,” we uphold the pure Gospel faith, including the following items:
1. We believe that the entire Bible (Old Testament, New Testament) is the revelation from God, and the original manuscript of the Bible is inerrant. 2. We believe in and uphold the “Fourfold Gospel” faith of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, namely:
- Jesus Christ is the “Lord of Salvation”: Jesus made the propitiation for our sins on the cross. Only by believing in Jesus and accepting Him as Savior and Lord of life can we be saved and gain eternal life.
- Jesus Christ is the “Lord of Sanctification”: Human life is a process of sanctification. Only by relying on Jesus Christ can we have the strength to overcome sin and its power, walk the path to complete holiness, live a victorious life, and be a victor.
- Jesus Christ is the “Lord of Healing”: Jesus demonstrated the power of God with miracles in the world, confirming the word He preached. Signs and wonders continue today but are more numerous and more pervasive. Christians use the spiritual authority endowed by the Bible to pray for healing and cast out demons. This practical service proves that the Lord Jesus is the real and living God.
- Jesus Christ is the “Coming King”: Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead and ascended to heaven on the third day after his death. All the saints come back from heaven, bringing believers eternal hope.
3. We believe that the “Apostles' Creed” is the connotation of pure faith: “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day, he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen” 4. We believe in “Justification by faith,” and the righteous will “live by faith.” But we don’t believe in the saying “once saved, always saved.” Because “once saved, always saved” is not a Biblical teaching but a theological position. This is John Calvin’s “Predestination” theology, not the Bible. We do not believe that people can still be saved (eternally) because they still live in sin after raising their hands and have not repented. We believe that a person who truly believes in Jesus is not a religious act, but enters into a repentant and brand-new way of life by the Holy Spirit, frees himself from the bondage of sin, lives a Holy life without sin, and becomes a truly free person. We do not believe in the “Predestination theory,” which means that God has predestinated who will be saved and who will not be saved and that God's sovereignty is irresistible to man. On the contrary, we think that man can resist God very easily. We believe that people’s “free will” makes people choose to obey the Holy Spirit, and the choice of people’s “free will” is the key to making people live in salvation. There are plenty of scriptures in the Bible to prove what we believe, which is consistent with the position of the founder of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, Dr. A. B. Simpson, and the great American revivalist evangelist John Wesley. After a person is saved, he already has “eternal life.” However, “eternal life” may be lost. If a Christian is not careful to keep “salvation,” there will be a possibility of loss, and eventually, he will go to hell because he cannot be saved. “So then, my beloved, since you have always been obedient, not only when I was with you but even more now when I am absent. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling”. (Philippians 2:12) 5. We believe that the Holy Spirit and His miraculous works, including the supernatural ministry mentioned in the Bible, are still in operation today because the Holy Spirit is God Himself. For example, prayer and the exercise of spiritual authority, laying hands on the sick and praying for healing, casting out demons in the name of the Lord Jesus, speaking in tongues, interpreting tongues, prophesying, words of knowledge, words of wisdom and various spiritual gifts (gifts), because these are clear teachings of the Bible. We reject the “Cessation of miracles” theology, which holds that signs and wonders have ceased since the first century or after the apostolic age. Because this statement is not only based on weak grounds and inconsistent with the facts but also deviates from the truth of the Bible and is a kind of thinking that comes from men. 6. We believe that Christians can live a “powerful” life, not a “weak” life. Many Christians live in the contradictions and pains of weakness, heaviness, and being bound by sin daily. Their lives are full of helplessness and powerlessness, including physical, mental, and spiritual weakness...etc. The weakness of the individual creates the weakness of the church. We believe that being weak and powerless should not be a normal part of a Christian’s life but that the Holy Spirit can strengthen life. We believe Christianity is not a religion but a way of life (Lifestyle) that relies on God and is capable. 7. We believe that God listens to prayers because God is a God who loves people and listens to prayers. Therefore, we pray, supplicate, and give thanks, committing our needs to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. We also believe in “more prayer, more power, less prayer, less power, no prayer, no power.” We believe that prayers of appeal, prayers of authority, prayers of command, prayers of declaration, etc., have power in the spiritual realm. Prayers of many prayers also include worship prayers, understanding prayers, spiritual (tongues) prayers, spiritual songs (singing in tongues) prayers, loud prayers, inner healing prayers, deliverance prayers, fasting prayers, secret chambers Prayer, contemplative prayers...etc. We believe that prayer changes things, and we believe in and are committed to teaching and practicing these prayers. 8. We believe that God desires the church to be the “being” church, not the “doing” church. The “being” church is not busy, like Mary. Value God’s presence, spend time with God, meditate, pray, worship, read the Bible, seek God’s face, anoint the Holy Spirit, deepen spiritual life, deal with life, deal with yourself, deal with sin, change yourself, pursue Live a Holy life and please God. The “doing” church is very busy, like Martha. They are constantly busy with affairs and participate in much ministry work. “I don’t know what I am busy with.” Only doing superficial things, not dealing with life or sin, the church is full of right and wrong. A church of 100 people only has 20 people serving, and in the end, these 20 people are exhausted. We believe that we are Human Beings rather than Human Doings. God is pleased with people actively seeking God, deepening their life, and knowing God. This is the “Deeper Life” emphasized by the Christian & Missionary Alliance.