1. The Scriptures are inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

2. There is only one true God, revealed in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

3. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son, Jesus was both human and divine.

4. Though originally good, man willingly fell to sin, ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

5. Every person can have restored fellowship with God through 'Salvation' (accepting Christ's offer of forgiveness for sin).

6. Once saved, a believer practices two ordinances of the Church -Water baptism by immersion, after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper), as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.

7. Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a special experience following salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.

8. The initial physical evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘speaking in Tongues', as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

9. Sanctification initially occurs at salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating oneself from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christ-like.

10. The Church has a mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe that the Church is the body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son, Jesus Christ.

11. A divinely called and scripturally ordained leadership ministry serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church.

12. Divine healing of the sick is a privilege for Christians today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).

13. The blessed hope is that Jesus will rapture His Church prior to His return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.

14. The millennial reign of Christ will occur when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over the Earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of the nation of Israel and the establishment of universal peace.

15. A final judgment will take place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

16. Christ is preparing a New Heaven and a new Earth for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth.

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Gardena, California 90248

Tel:  310-329-6933
Email : info@gvag.net

 

1473 W 182nd Street
Gardena, California 90248

Tel:  310-329-6933
Email : info@gvag.net

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