STATEMENT OF FAITH

WORD OF FAITH: STATEMENT OF FAITH

  • We believe in the scriptures of the Old and New Testament in their original writing as fully-inspired of God and accept them as supreme and final authority on faith and life.
  • We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father – Son – and Holy Spirit
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of God the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
  • We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues [in the case of those who reach moral responsibility] in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension to heaven and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate
  • We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by Faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God
  • We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping believers for service, with the accompanying gifts in the Holy Spirit, and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divine, ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.
  • WE believe in the resurrection of both the just and unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
  • We believe that one true church is wholly company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that the local church on earth should take its character from this conception of the church spiritual and therefore, that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essential of church membership.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances, baptism in water and the Lord’s supper to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witness to the cardinal facts of the Christian Faith, that baptism is the immersion of the Believer in water as confession of identification with Christ in His burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes.
  • We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old Testament and is an integral part of the gospel.
  • We believe that the bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth continuing until the consummation of salvation.
  • The church is open to any further truth which the Holy Spirit may illuminate from the Scriptures.