What We Believe

One True God 
God has revealed Himself as the Creator of all things and the Redeemer of mankind. He is manifested as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 43:11; and Matthew 28:19)

Scriptures Inspired
The Old and the New Testaments are the inspired Word of God. In them we find the final authority for all Christian faith and practice.  (2 Timothy 3:15-17)

Deity of Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He is fully God. He is also truly man. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for sin and arose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is now at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. Our great expectation is His second coming. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4,14)

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He is fully God. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ and to indwell, teach, guide, and empower believers for life and service. We believe the Holy Spirit continues to empower believers and the church today. The Holy Spirit with His gifts and manifestations, including speaking in tongues, healings and miracles, make the Acts of the Apostles a story that continues today.  (John 16:13; Acts 2:1-4; 3:1-9; 19:1-6)

The Fall of Man and the Depravity of the Human Condition

Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost (Genesis 1-3). As a result of the sin of Adam and Eve, death and sin passed on for every man, and death by sin. The human nature became corrupted and sin-laden – a sinner by default. Only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and by His resurrection can man have grounds for justification and salvation. This salvation and spiritual life are obtained by regeneration through the work of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 3:23-26; 5:12-14)

 

Salvation by Faith
Man’s salvation and redemption (a free gift of grace from God) can only be obtained by exercising faith, not by works, in the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished redemptive work on the cross. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

The New Man in Christ
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (creation). We are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus. We are partakers of His divine nature. Created in God’s image, the new man in Christ Jesus has become righteousness by default. (2 Corinthians 5:17, 21; Ephesians 2:10; and 2 Peter 1:4)

The Church - The Body of Christ
The true Church is the composition of all those who have been born again. Through the new birth, believers are united together as the Body of Christ.  Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church. The church is one - both, locally and globally. (Ephesians 1:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14)

Water Baptism
All who believe in Jesus Christ as their Saviour and have been born again are commanded to be immersed in water as a declaration that they identify with the death and burial of Christ and that they have been raised with Him to newness of life. (Mark 16:16)

Holy Communion (The Lord’s Supper)
A symbolic expression of our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ as well as a memorial and proclamation of His suffering and death until He returns. (1 Corinthians 11:23-31)

Our Blessed Hope
The blessed hope of the Church is the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation (catching away to heaven) together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord. Our great expectation is the return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ  (1Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 11:27; Titus 2:13)

The Final Judgment

There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever’s name is not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire, which is the second death. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8)