We believe the Bible to be inspired of God; the infallible Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16)
The Bible is the only God-given authority which man possesses; therefore, all doctrine, faith, hope, and all instruction for the church must be based upon, and harmonize with, the Bible. It is to be read and studied by all men everywhere, and can only be clearly understood by those who are anointed by the Holy Spirit. (I John 2:27, II Peter 1:20, 21)
We believe in the Bible standard of salvation, which is repentance, baptism by immersion in water in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance, and the perfecting of holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.
Pardon and forgiveness of sins is obtained by genuine repentance, a confessing and forsaking of sins. We are justified by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:1) John the Baptist preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and the Apostles emphasized it to both Jews and Gentiles. (Acts 2:38, Acts 11:18, Acts 17:30)
James wrote in his Epistle to all the churches: "Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:14-16)
Godly living should characterize the life of every child of the Lord, and we should live according to the pattern and example given in the Word of God. (Titus 2:11-12, I Peter 2:21-23, Hebrews 12:14, I Peter 1:15-19)
Demonstrative worship has always been a part of life at the Vancouver Pentecostals. Worship through music and emphasis on a strong prayer life are catalysts that create an atmosphere full of the love of God.