We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, His work of redemption and in the word of God – the Bible. God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4). To be saved simply means to believe with the heart that you are a sinner, and that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for your sins. This faith in Christ ties us together — regardless of any difference in background, nationality, or age.
But that is just the beginning: once we are saved, we aim to know God in a personal way, to make this relationship with Him the center of our daily living, and to be fully pleasing to Him. How can we be pleasing to God? The Bible tells us that God the Father seeks true worshipers to worship Him in spirit and reality (John 4:23).
As believers in Christ, we are called Christians, according to Acts 11:26, “And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” We have no other name. We meet as the church in New York City, as the Bible shows us concerning the first Christians in the book of Acts.
We believe in the one true, living and eternal God, who has revealed Himself as the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit; the three co-exist in eternity, and are distinct but indivisible (Matthew 28:19; John 1:1; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18; 4:4-6). We believe that the entire Holy Bible (the Old and the New Testaments) as originally given is the inspired and living Word of God.