The mission of Serenity Christian Fellowship is to glorify God, edify the Saints, and evangelize the lost. Our vision is to minister by the Word of God, led by the Holy Spirit to enhance spiritual growth and victorious living for all people, regardless of gender, color, creed or religious affiliation.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and contains one harmonious and sufficiently complete system of the doctrine. We believe in the full inspiration of the Word of God. We hold the Word of God to be the only authority in all matters and that no doctrine can be true or essential, if it does not find a place in the Word.
We believe in God the Father, Almighty, the Author and Creator of all things. The Old Testament reveals God in diverse manners, by manifesting his nature, and dominions. The Gospels in the New Testament gives us knowledge of God as “Father in the Godhead and Jesus himself the son (St John 15:8; 14:20). Jesus also gives God the distinction of “Fatherhood” to all believers when he explains God in the light of “Your Father” or “Your Father in Heaven” (St Matthew 11:25).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Second person in the Godhead of the Trinity or Triune Godhead. We believe that Jesus was and is eternal in his person and nature as the Son of God who was with God in the beginning of creation (St John 1:1). We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin called Mary according to the scripture (St Matthew 1:18), thus giving rise to our fundamental-belief in the Virgin Birth and to all the miraculous events surrounding the phenomenon (St Matthew 1:18-25). We believe that Jesus Christ became that “Suffering Servant” to man: this suffering servant came seeking to redeem man from sin and to reconcile him back to God, his Father (Romans 5:10). We believe that Jesus is standing now as mediator between God and man (Timothy 2:5).
THE HOLY GHOST
We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Ghost is an experience subsequent to conversion and sanctification. We believe that we are not baptized with the Holy Ghost in order to be saved (Acts 19:1-6; John 3:5). When one receives a baptismal Holy Ghost experience, we believe one will speak with a tongue unknown to oneself according to the sovereign will of Christ. To be filled with the spirit means to spirit-controlled as expressed by Paul in (Ephesians 5:18-19). Since the charismatic demonstration were necessary to help the early church to be successful in implementing the command of Christ, we therefore believe that a Holy Ghost experience is mandatory for all men today.
We believe that man was created by God composed of spirit, soul and body. We believe that man by nature is sinful and unholy. Being born in sin he needs to born again, sanctified and cleansed from all sins by the blood of Jesus. We Believe that man is saved by confession and forsaking his sins, and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, and that having become a child of God, by being born again and adopted into the family of God, he may, and should claim the inheritance of the sons of God, namely the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
Sin, the Bible teaches began in the angelic world (Ezekiel 28:1-19; Isaiah 14:12-20) and is transmitted into the blood of the human race through disobedience and deception motivated by unbelief (Timothy 2:14). Adams’s sin committed by eating of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil carried with it a permanent pollution of depraved human nature to all descendants. This is called “original sin”. Sin can now be defined as a volitional transgression against God and a lack of conformity to the will of God. We, therefore, conclude that man state from which he was created and has become unrighteous and unholy. Man, therefore, must be restored to his state of holiness from which he has fallen by being born again (St John 3:7).
Salvation deals with the application of the work of redemption to the sinner with his restoration to divine favor and communion with God. This redemptive operation of the Holy Ghost upon sinners is brought about by repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ, which brings about conversion, faith, justification, regeneration, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Repentance is the work of God, which results in a change of mind in respect to man’s relationship to God (ST Matthew 3:1, 2:4, 18; Acts 20:21). Faith is a certain conviction wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit the truth of the Gospel and heart trust in the promises of God in Christ (Romans 1:17, 3:28; Acts 26:18). Conversion is that act of God where he causes the regenerated sinners, in His conscious life, to turn to him, in repentance and faith (II Kings 5:15; II Chr 33:12-13; St Luke 19:8-9; Acts 8:30). Regeneration is that act of God, by which the principle of the new life is implanted in man, and the governing disposition of the souls is made holy and the first holy exercise of this new disposition is secure. Sanctification is that gracious and continuous operation of the Holy Ghost, by which He delivers the justified sinner from the pollution of sin, renews his whole nature in the image of God and enables him to perform good works (Romans 6:4-6; Col 2:12; 3:1).