India Christian Assembly, NJ has been a full gospel church and has based its core beliefs on the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Apostles. Since its inception in 1987 in Bergenfield, NJ, its mission has been to reach the unreached through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20 reads, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” This Great Commission is fulfilled in our church through personal evangelism, tract distribution, financial help to new mission fields, and charitable works in India etc.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
This Assembly shall accept the Holy Scriptures as the revealed Will of God, the all-sufficient rule for faith and practice, and for the purpose of maintaining general utility, it shall adopt the Statement of Fundamental Doctrines, namely:
The Scriptures Inspired: The Bible consisting of the sixty-six books is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and is superior to conscience and reason. (Heb 4:12; 2 Pet 1:20-21; 1 Tim 3:15-17)
The One True God: The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-relieved “I AM” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association of the Trinity as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. (Duet 6:4; Is 43:10-11; Matt 3:16-17; Mark 12:29; John 14:16-17)
Man, His Fall and Redemption: Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in Our own image after Our likeness.” But man fell by voluntary transgression and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Gen 1:26 -31; 3:1-7; Rom 5:12-21)
The Salvation of Men:
(a) Conditions to Salvation: The grace of God, which brings salvation, hath appeared to all men through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of sins by the blood of the Lamb of God and the regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by grace through faith, he becomes as heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47; Rom. 10:13-15, Titus 2:121; 3:5-7) (b) The Evidence of Salvation: The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Rom. 8:16) The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Rom. 6:22)
Baptism in Water: The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures by all who have really repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Savior and Lord. In so doing they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 10:47; Rom. 6:4)
The Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the wine, is a memorial of His suffering and death and prophecy of His second coming and is enjoined on all believers “until He comes” (Luke 22:17-20; 1 Cor. 10:16, 17; 1 Cor. 11:23-32)
The evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost: The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8; 2:4, 42, 43; 10:44-46)
Divine Healing: Deliverange from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isa. 53:4; Matt. 8:16-17; Mark 16:18-20; James 5:14-16)
The Blessed Hope: The pre-millennial Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the Church. (Rom. 8:23; 1Cor. 15:51-52; 1Thes. 4:16-18; Titus 2:13)
The Lake of Fire: The devil and his angels, the beast, and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life shall be cast into everlasting punishment into the lake that is burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Rev. 19:20; 20:10-15)