Believers Eastern Church accepts the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments — 66 books containing all things necessary to salvation — as the supreme and foundational standard of faith. We believe in the absoluteness of the Scripture. We believe that the Bible, Old and New Testaments in the original autographs, is the inspired, infallible Word of God: a complete and final written revelation of God.1
We believe in all the fundamental doctrines of ancient Biblical Christianity. We accept and confess the historic Creed of Nicaea, Constantinople and Ephesus. We believe and practice the holy sacraments followed by the historical church.
We believe in one personal, transcendent and holy God, the creator of all, who is eternal, and who manifests Himself in three separate persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.2
We believe that Jesus Christ, though fully God, became a human, that He is the promised Messiah, was born of Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His death on the cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to intercede for us.3
After Jesus ascended to heaven, He poured out the Holy Spirit onto the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfil His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.4
We believe that all people are, by nature, separated from God and responsible for their own sin, but salvation, redemption and forgiveness are generously offered to all by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.5
We believe that when people believe in Jesus Christ as their Saviour, their sins are forgiven, and they become the children of God.6
We believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in, seals and empowers all believers, baptising them into the Body of Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit fills all believers who ask in faith, enabling them to communicate the gospel in power.7
We also believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the New Testament are for today and should be exercised within the scriptural guidelines.8
We believe that agape love is more important than all the gifts, and without this love, all exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.9
Believers Eastern Church prioritises guiding each believer along an intimate walk with Jesus and being formed anew in His image.10
We believe in the Second Coming of Christ, His living with His saints, and the rapture of church. It will be personal and visible.11
We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual’s life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.12
We believe in the resurrection of the body unto eternal life for the redeemed and unto eternal punishment for the lost.13
- 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20–21; St. Matthew 5:18; John 16:12–13.
- Deuteronomy 6:4; St. Matthew 28:19; St. John 1:1–2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Philippians 2:6.
- St. John 1:1; St. Matthew 1:20–23; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 1:3, 10:12; St. John 16:7–11; St. Matthew 19:28, 25:31; 2 Timothy 2:8.
- St. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:8, 4:8, 4:31.
- Genesis 3; Romans 3:23, 5:12; 1 John 1:8; Ephesians 2:3–10.
- Ephesians 1:7, 2:1–10; St. John 1:12.
- 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 1:22; Ephesians 1:13; St. Matthew 28:16–20; Acts 1:8.
- 1 Corinthians 12, 14.
- 1 Corinthians 13.
- Romans 8:29; Philippians 2:1–7; 2 Corinthians 3:18.
- Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51–52; Acts 2:38–47; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18; 1 John 3:2–3; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26.
- Isaiah 28:13; Acts 20:27; Nehemiah 8:8; Matthew 7:24; James 1:22–24.
- Revelation 20; Acts 24:25; St. John 5:28–29; St. Luke 16:19–31; 2 Corinthians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 4:14–17; 1 John 3:2.