We Believe the Bible is the Inspired Word of God, and the basis for our beliefs. The Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant (see Prov. 30:5; Rom. 16:25,26; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20,21). Upon salvation in Jesus Christ, God moves into our hearts to help us follow Him.
Keypointe Church aggressively reaches out to people who are far from God. Although our approach is anything but traditional, we believe in and maintain a conservative theological position.
God Wrote A Book
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, the Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant (see Prov. 30:5; Rom. 16:25,26; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20,21).
Trinity: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal (see Gen. 1:26; Isa. 9:6; Matt. 3:16,17; 28:19; Luke 1:35; Heb. 3:7-11; 1 John 5:7).
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
(Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4)
God Became A Man
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for humankind and, thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory (see Isa. 9:6; John 1:1,14; 20:28; Phil. 2:5,6; 1 Tim. 2:5; 3:16).
The Holy Spirit:
God is always present.
His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
(Genesis 1:2; Psalms 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Lk 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2;Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17)
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Trinity) in the virgin Mary’s womb. He is the Son of God (see Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18,23-25; Luke 1:27-35).
Humanity was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, it fell. Humanity’s only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (see Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21).
Regeneration and the New Birth:
For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential (see John 6:44,65; Titus 3:5).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human effort (see Rom. 10:9,10; Acts 16:31; Gal. 2:16; 3:8; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Heb. 9:22).
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus, through repentance we receive forgiveness of sins and appropriate salvation (see Acts 2:21; 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life (see Rom. 8:29; 12:1,2; 2 Cor. 3:18; 6:14-18; 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:1-3; Heb. 2:11).
The blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and is 100 percent sufficient to cleanse humankind from all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (see John 1:29; Rom. 3:10-12,23; 5:9; Col. 1:20; 1 John 1:7; Rev. 1:5; 5:9).
Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers:
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to come and live inside them by the Holy Spirit. They relinquish the authority of their lives over to Him, thus making Jesus the Lord and Savior of every area of their lives. They put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried and rose again from the dead (see John 1:12; 14:17,23; 15:4; Rom. 8:11; Rev. 3:20). True Christian faith is more than agreeing with the truths of these doctrines. Satan agrees with true doctrine (James 2:19). Saving faith is when the believer derives his joy and fulfillment in Christ. It entails self-denial, sacrificial love, trust and total commitment to Christ (Mark 8:34-35).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit:
Given at Pentecost, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father. The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus after His Ascension to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth (see Joel 2:28,29; Matt. 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4,17,38,39; 8:14-17; 10:38,44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6). The baptism in the Holy Spirit is available to every believer. Prayer, praise and worship in unknown tongues is available to all believers. In personal use, tongues are used as a means of drawing nearer to God and so that the Holy Spirit may intercede through the believer’s prayers. In public use, the “gift of tongues” is distributed selectively as the Holy Spirit wills. Public use of “tongues” are meant to edify the church (see Acts 1:8; 2:4, 10:44-46; 11:15-17; 19:1-6; 1 Cor. 14:2; Rom. 8:26-27) or as a sign to unbelievers (Acts 2:6-8; 1 Cor. 14:22).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the Church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection and confirm the power of the gospel. The lists of these gifts in the Bible are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters (see Rom. 1:11; 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; 14:1-40; Eph. 4:16; 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:5-16; Heb. 2:4; 1 Pet. 4:10). To “fully preach the gospel of Christ” means that the church must operate in signs and wonders by the power of the Spirit of God in order to create and make disciples of all peoples (see Acts 5:12-16; Rom. 15:18-19).
The Church is the worldwide body of believers unified through faith in Jesus Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying His commands, with a divine appointment to complete the mission of Jesus for his church, which is to take the Gospel to all the peoples of the earth. Every person who is born of God’s Spirit is an integral part of the Church in the world. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ without regard to one’s background. (Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20;John 17:11, 20-23; Acts 2:41-47; 14:23; 20:28; Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; 1 Timothy 4:14 Hebrews 12:23).
The mission of the Church is to make disciples from among all nations. Such nations are understood to be ethno-linguistic groups worldwide. The mission succeeds (see Matt. 28:19; Rev. 5:9; 7:9).
Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new convert is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized by full immersion in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (see Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38).4
The Lord’s Supper:
A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. (See Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12,36-38; 10:47,48; 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23-26).
Healing of the Sick:
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus, and included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign that is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the cross and one of the gifts of the Spirit (see Ps. 103:2,3; Isa. 53:5; Matt. 8:16-17; Mark 16:17-18; Acts 4:29-30; 8:6-7; Rom. 11:29; 1 Cor. 12:9,28; Jas. 5:14-16). Healing, signs and wonders were practiced throughout the early church in the New Testament is still part of Christ’s work in the earth today (Acts 3:1-8; 4:29-31; 5:12-16; 8:5-7; Romans 15:18-19).
God’s Will for Provision:
It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy and successful in all areas of life. Keypointe believes that a loving Christian shall have compassion on the poor, and that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Therefore, our mission is to bless, serve and give, and expect that God will amply provide for our needs.
• Spiritual (see John 3:3-11; Rom. 10:9,10; 2 Cor. 5:17-21).
• Mental and emotional (see Isa. 26:3; Rom. 12:2; Phil. 4:7,8; 2 Tim. 1:7; 2:11).
• Physical (see Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Pet. 2:24).
• Financial (see Deut. 28:1-14; Josh. 1:8; Ps. 34:10; 84:11; Mal. 3:10,11; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6-10; Phil. 4:19).
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected—they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (see Luke 24:16,36,39; John 2:19-21; 20:26-28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:42,44; Phil. 1:21-23; 3:21).
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ (see Matt. 5:3,12,20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Cor. 5:1; Heb. 11:16; 1 Pet. 1:4).
After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to hell where they will be eternally tormented with the devil and the fallen angels (see Matt. 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:12-15; 21:8).
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures (see Matt. 24:30; 26:63,64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 1:7,8; Rev. 1:7).