What We Believe:
We Believe in the Bible as the inspired Word of God;
that it is without error in the original manuscripts and is therefore the
supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We Believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Believe in Jesus Christ the one and only begotten Son.
Believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father through the
Holy Spirit in the virgin Mary’s womb.
Believe that man was created good and upright, but by voluntary
transgression he fell. His only hope of
redemption is through the substitutionary and reconciling death of Jesus Christ
and the shedding of his blood.
Believe that Jesus was resurrected (raised from death to life), that he
bodily ascended to heaven, was enthroned as Lord of all and will personally
return for his body which is the church.
Believe in salvation for sinners, by grace, through faith- that those
who believe in Jesus Christ and fully trust Him to be their Saviour are
redeemed. That is, by accepting Christ’s
free gift, believers in Him have their death penalty paid and are justified
(cleared of all charges) by God’s gracious decree, thereby becoming members of
Believe that salvation is more than just escaping hell and going to
heaven. We believe that salvation means
that our relationship with God, which was lost because of our sin, is restored
and can be experienced here and now on earth and will continue in perfection in
heaven for eternity.
Believe in the church which is the Body of Christ, the habitation of
God through the spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’
great commission. Every person who is
born of the spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of
believers. There is a spiritual unity of
all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We Believe that the church has been entrusted with and
commanded to observe two ordinances:
- Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus
Christ, the new convert is commanded by the word of God to be baptized in water
by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Water baptism is an act of obedience, an
expression of our faith in Christ, our identification with him, and our
covenant relationship with God.
- The Lord’s Supper (communion) for believers, by
which we remember the Lord Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and future
return, and by which we acknowledge our communion or unity in the body of
Christ – that although we are many, we are one body in Christian fellowship.
Believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit which includes: the
Baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience distinct form salvation; His indwelling,
by which the Christian is enabled to live a godly life; His supernatural gifting
and empowering of the Church for its work, life and worship.
Believe in the physical return of Jesus Christ and in the resurrection
of both the saved and the unsaved; those who are saved to eternal life, and
those who are unsaved to eternal death.
Believe in the institute of Marriage.
Marriage is a living example of the relationship between Christ and the
Church. Marriage is a public commitment
between on man and one woman.