What We Believe
- THE WORD OF GOD
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, that it was given under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it gives complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of mankind. We hold the Bible to be the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. It is our source of revelation of God, the knowledge of salvation, the origin of all things and of the hereafter. It is the final Court of Appeal on all points of doctrine, life and godliness (1 Tim 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 4:12)
- THE PERSON OF GOD
- We believe there is one living and true God (manifested as Father, Son and Holy Spirit) infinitely perfect and eternal in existence and equal in Glory, Majesty and Power.
- We believe God to be the Creator of all things and the Author of eternal redemption.
- We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the only and all sufficient Saviour. We believe the Lord Jesus Christ to be God manifest in the flesh as the very Son of God – true God and true man, Creator of all things with the Father, and the appointed Judge of all men. (Colossians 1:12-19; Acts 17:31)
- We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, his vicarious death on behalf of lost humanity, his appointed burial, his bodily resurrection, his ascension on high, his High-Priestly ministry in the heavenlies and his physical return to the earth to receive the righteous both living and dead, and to execute judgement upon the wicked.
- We acknowledge the blessed Holy Spirit as Comforter, the divine agency of regeneration, the Revealer of Christ and His work on the cross, and the Distributor of gifts and graces upon the Church.
- THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH
We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of Salvation. We regard:
- Water baptism by immersion, as a visible representation of our death, burial and resurrection with Christ.
- The Lord’s Supper, as a means of fellowship of the Spiritual body of Christ, and as a partaking of the Spiritual benefits bequeathed to new Covenant believers through the perpetual reverent observance of the ordinance.
- THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, subsequent to the New Birth
- with the Biblical evidences of speaking with other tongues
- with the enduement of power to witness
- with the accompanying gifts and graces
- fruit of the Spirit
(Acts 1:8; Acts 10:44-46; 19:1-6; 1 Corinthians 12:5-11; Galatians 5:24; Romans 5:5)
- THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH
We believe that every Christian is a member of the mystical Body of Christ – His church (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:20-23; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 4:11-16)
- DIVINE HEALING
We believe that divine healing is part of the great gift of salvation and that through the gifts of healing, whether by the laying on of hands, the anointing with oil, or by simple faith alone, physical healing and deliverance from pain are privileges of humanity throughout the Gospel Age. (Mark 16:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:13-16).
We recognize that the mandate and privilege of the Christian is to spread the Gospel to the lost world making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that is commanded.
This may be accomplished by preaching the Word, praying, living according to the tenets of the Bible; and the sacrificial giving of the saints. (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 3:9-10; 1 Corinthians 9:7-23).
- THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe in the physical, personal, soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ and the events pertinent to the following scriptures: (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Titus 2:12-14; 11 Thessalonians 1:7-10)
- THE CHRIST-LIKE LIFE
We believe all Christians are called into a life of separation from sinful practices, and that they should take every opportunity to promote righteousness and godliness. (James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2; 1 John 2:15- 17; 11 Corinthians 6:13-18; Romans 13:1-10)
- LAYING ON OF HANDS
We believe that the laying on of hands as practiced in the New Testament is an operation of the ministry of the Holy Spirit for:
- the dedication of children
- the ordination of ministries
- the sending out of ministries (Acts 13:3)
- the healing of the sick
- the baptism of the Holy Spirit
- the reception of spiritual gifts
- We recognize that God is continually restoring truths and light to His Church. We therefore, place no limit on further revelation.
However, each must be substantiated according to the Scriptures