The Church teaches what are fairly general Protestant Christian principles:
- Belief in the Trinity.
- Belief that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and the sole authority on matters of faith and doctrine.
- Belief Jesus is fully God and man.
- Belief that humanity by is completely sinful.
- Belief Jesus's sacrifice on the cross delivered mankind from sin and death.
- Belief in salvation by grace through faith alone.
- Practice of baptism. (For them, this is done by full immersion as an outward sign of them being reborn in Jesus.)
- Practice of communion in memory of the sacrifice of Jesus.
- Belief in the Last Judgment where all mankind will go to Heaven or Hell for all eternity.
Additionally, the Church has the following Evangelical and Charismatic elements to them:
- One must be born again by accepting Jesus as your savior.
- One develops a personal relationship with Jesus.
- One is also baptized in the Holy Spirit separate from their conversion.
- This baptism in the Spirit leads to gifts of the Spirit like speaking in tongues or faith healing
- Belief in the Rapture and the Millennial reign of Jesus.
Finally, there are aspects of the Church which, while not necessarily unique, are defining of them:
- Belief in the 4 aspects of Jesus from which the Church gets its name:
- Jesus as Savior of the World.
- Jesus as spiritual healer of mankind.
- Jesus as the baptizer along with the Holy Spirit.
- Jesus as the King of the World who's reign is sure to come.
- Belief that a person can lose their salvation, that once a person is saved, that doesn't mean they're saved forever. They must endure to the end.
- Faith healing as part of the divine power of Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
We'll see what this one is like. It seems very similar to a number of other churches I have visited, so, we shall see if there's much difference in tone or service.
Until next time, peace be with you.