Our Beliefs

  • The Bible

    We believe the Bible to be the Divine Word of God written by holy men of old as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. We accept the Old and New Testaments as our guide in matters pertaining to Christian living and Doc-trine. The Bible reveals the salvation plan of God and the end time judg-ments to come. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Romans 1:16; Phi-lippians 3:16)

  • The Godhead

    We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons --- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit --- each coeternal in being, coincidental in nature, coe-qual in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 14:10, 26; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Mark 12:29; 1 John 5:5-8)

  • One God

    We believe that there is one God. He is our Father, Great Creator who watches over us. Jesus Christ is God Incarnate, where He came to earth to save us and to open heaven’s door for us. He also comes to live within us, as the Holy Spirit to give us power over sin. We further believe in the unity of the Godhead; whereas there are three persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the work of redemption. (John 4:24, John 10:30, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14 and Psalms 145:5)

  • The Work of the Holy Spirit

    We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment and that He is the Supernatural Agent in re-generation, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, dwelling in and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 4:30; John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9)


    We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who assists believers to under-stand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 1:17-18; Ephesians 5:18; Ephesians 5:30; 1 John 2:20, 27)


    We believe that God is sovereign in the assignment of spiritual gifts to every believer by the work of the Holy Spirit. God gives to the body of Christ - evangelists, pastors, apostle, prophets and teachers to equip the believers in order that they can do the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:7-12; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

  • The Work of Christ

    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of a Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; John 1:1-2; Philippians 2:5-8)


    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished redemption through His death on the cross as a representative sacrifice so that our justification is made sure by his literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)


    We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalt-ed at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-20; 1 John 2:1-2; Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34)

  • Salvation

    We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by Grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins and the redemption of man back to God. We believe the Calvary experience also brought forth a new covenant of Grace and Love. (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7, 8-10; Colossians 1:14; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19)

  • The Church

    We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which He is the Head. The True church consists of those who have been “Born Again”, accepting the provisions which Christ has made for our salvation. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and the church of the firstborn, which are in heaven. (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)


    We further believe that the local church, which is the body and will be the bride of Christ, is made up of born again people. We also believe that the essence of the church is not only clearly defined in the New testament, but the church has autonomy and is free from external authority or control.


    We believe the members are associated by a covenant in the faith and fel-lowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its only scriptural officers are Bishops, Pastors, and Deacons whose qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timo-thy and Titus. (1Corinthians 1:1-13, 11:2, 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22-23; 1Timothy 3:1-13; Acts 13:1-4; 1Peter 5:1-4; Acts 2:41-42; Matthews 28:20)

  • The New Birth

    We believe that man was created in a state of innocence but because of the fall of Adam, sin was imputed to all mankind, and all human beings are born with a sinful nature. We also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, becoming a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who repent and believe on Him may be saved. We believe that salvation is a gift of God brought to man by Grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9; John 3:16; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Philippians 2:6-7).

Ordinances

  • Baptism in Water

    The ordinance of baptism by burial with Christ should be observes (as commanded in the Scriptures by all that have repented of their sins and in their hearts have confessed Christ as their Savior and Lord. In doing so, they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they have also been released to walk with him in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4). Baptism shall be administered by the pastor or whomever the church shall authorize.

  • The Lord’s Supper (Communion)

    The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and fruit of the vine, is the symbol of expressing our sharing in a memorial to his suffering and death, and a prophecy of His second coming, and is offered to all believers “until he comes” (John 6:48, 51, 53-57; Luke 22:19, 20; 2 Peter 1:4, 1 Cor. 11:25).


    The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience, whereby disciples of NLCC, through partaking of the bread and fruit of the vine, commemorate the death of Jesus Christ and anticipate his second coming.


    The Lord’s Supper shall be observed on the First Sunday morning of each month, or as otherwise scheduled. The pastor, assistant ministers, deacons and/or ushers shall be responsible for the administration of the Lord’s Supper. The deacons shall be responsible for the physical preparation of the Lord’s Supper.