What We Believe
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and is the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; Psalm 19:7; John 20:31)
We believe in one God who is eternal in His existence, Triune in His manifestation, being Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that He is sovereign and absolute in His authority. This God is Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, holy in nature, attributes and purpose and possesses absolute and indivisible deity.
(1 Timothy 3:16; Ephesians 4:4; Colossians 2:9; Gen 1:1; 1 John1:1)
We believe man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
(Gen 1:27; Rom 5:17-19; Titus3:5)
We believe Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
(1 Timothy 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 John 2:1)
We believe the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father, our Comforter sent to convict the world of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service, and bestows spiritual gifts to the Church.
(John 14:17; 26)
We believe the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in other tongues is a normal Christian experience and should be received by all believers. Further, the evidence of the Holy Spirit’s indwelling presence is a life changed and aligned with the principles of the Word of God.
(Acts 2:4; 38-39; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:2; 6; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
We believe salvation is the gift of God by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His shed blood, and resurrection, which is the only ground for justification and salvation.
(Titus 2:11-12; John 1:17; Ephesians 2:8-9)
We believe the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
(Matthew 24; Acts 1:11; 3:19-21; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Titus 2:13-14)
We believe there will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious, punishment.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; Philippians 3:20-21)
We believe water baptism by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life and is an obligation of every believer.
(Matthew28:19; Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5; Romans 6:4; Col 2:11-12)
We believe the Lord’s Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.
(Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-24)
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