Statement of Faith
We believe the complete verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Scriptures as originally given. The Scriptures are infallible, inerrent, and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13).
We believe in the eternal Godhead who has revealed himself as One God existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness. (Romans 5:12,18)
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin named Mary, very God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6)
We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared unto His disciples.
(1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)
We believe in the marriage of Christ and His Bride the perfected church and the essential message of preparation to His church for this event. (Eph 5: 22-32, 2 Cor 11:1-2, Rev 12:1-3,19:7-8, Mat 25:1-13, Heb 6:1-3)
We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for his Church (1Thessalonians 4:13-18, Acts 1:11)
We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins through the shedding of the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12,22; Romans 5:11, 1 Peter 1:23, John 3:3-7)
Salvation is instantaneous, ongoing and eternal. It is the entering into, continuing in and fulfilling of the New Covenant between man and God. (Heb 2:1-3, 12:25, 2Pet 1:8-10)
We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the name of the Eternal Godhead, the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit, in order to fulfil the command of the Lord Jesus Christ, and signifying death to the old way of life and the commitment to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-39; 19:1-6, Romans 6:3-6)
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience at, or subsequent to salvation, with the Scriptural sign namely, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and evidenced by the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God, as the expression of true Christian faith. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14-15) (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Cor 6:14; 7:1, Gal 1:8)
We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit brings power to be witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8; 2:1-4,32; 5:32)
We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14 as manifested in the Early Church.
We believe in Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church. (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14)
We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord's Supper, for believers. (1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 26:26-28)
We believe in the reality and personality of the Devil and eternal judgement in the lake of fire for the Devil and his angels. (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers. (Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Rev 20:11-15)
We believe that there is one true universal Church, made up of genuine believers, but this one universal Church is also composed of many local Churches in given localities. These Churches are under the sovereign Headship of the Lord Jesus Christ, exercising autonomous government under Him, administering all their own local affairs and ministry, as well as the propagation of the Gospel. (Acts 15:22; Matthew 16:18; 18:15-20)
We believe that Government is ordained of God, and the powers that be are ordained as ministers of God to us for good. To resist the powers and the ordinances is to resist the ordinance of God. We are subject not only for wrath sake but for conscience sake, rendering to all their dues, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. We declare our loyalty to our Government and its leaders and will assist in every way possible consistent with our faith in the Scriptures as Christian citizens. (Romans 13; 1Pet 2:13-15)