Our Statement of Faith
We believe in the Divine inspiration of Holy Scripture (2 Peter 1:20,21; 2 Tim 3:16,17), and in the Bible as the complete inerrant Word of God (Deut 4:2). It is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in one God (Deut 6:4), creator of all, Holy, Sovereign, Eternal, and existent In three co-equal personalities (Matt 3:16,17; Matt 28:19), for He is the self existent One (Exod 3:14), and the source of all life (Genesis 1:20-27).
We believe that God the Son became man (John 1:14; Phil 2:5-7), being born of a virgin (Matt 1:18), He lived a sinless life (Heb 4:15) and died a substitutionary death (Heb 2:14; Heb 10:10-14) was bodily resurrected (John 21:14) and is now risen (1 Tim 3:16, Luke 24:46,51) and engaged in a mediatory ministry (1 Tim 2:5), We expect His imminent return (John 14:3, 1 Thess 4:17) and believe that all judgment is committed unto Him (John 5:22, 27), for all power and authority is His (Matt 28:18; 1 John 4:4).
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the absolute deity and essential personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgment (John 16:8), and who indwells each believer (Rom 8:11; 1 Cor 6:19) to regenerate (Titus 3:5), to seal (Eph 1:13,14), to guide (Rom 8:14) and to teach believers (John 14:26), He is to reveal Jesus Christ in us so that we may enjoy His gifts and use them appropriately, (Gal 5:22-25; 1 Cor 12:1-20; John 14:15-26).
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality and rules over fallen angels (Rev 12:7-9). He is to be resisted (1 Peter 5:8,9) by submitting to God (James 4:7)
We believe that man was created in the image of God, and that our first parents,by disobedience to God’s express command, sinned and thereby the judgement of death was passed on all men (Rom 5:12) thus the whole world rests under condemnation, wrath and curses (Rom 3:14,19; Gal 3:10; Rom 5:18; John 3:36) and the entire nature of man, mentally, morally, spiritually and physically, is sadly affected (Eph 4:18; Jer 17:9-10; 2 Cor 4:4) so that the natural man has an aversion to God (Rom 8:7) and this leads constantly downward from which course mankind is totally unable to free himself or herself (Rom 7:18,23).
We believe that personal salvation is a divine gift (Eph 2:8-9) leading to repentance and a new life (2 Cor 5:17; Rom 12:2; 2 Peter 3:9) by affecting intellect, will and emotions through faith in the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ who gave Himself for our sakes and by His voluntary death (John 10:17,18) on the cross, He redeemed us with His blood (Eph 1:7; Heb,9:14). God accepted that sacrifice and raised our Lord from the grave (Rom 4:24,25) and placed Him on His throne above.
We believe that there are angels, that they are created beings of God, doing His service, (Heb 1:13-14; Neh 9:6; Psalm 91:11; Ex 23:20-21).
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ to this earth (Acts 1:10-11; Titus 2:13; 1 Thess 4:16-17). We believe in the resurrection of the just and unjust (Rev 20:12), in the eternal blessedness of the righteous (Rev 21:7), and in the eternal punishment of the wicked (Rev 21:8).
THE LOCAL CHURCH
We believe that a local church is a company of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, called out of this world and voluntarily associated with each other for instruction from God’s Word, the Bible. It is set apart from the world under the Lordship of Christ and designed for the mutual edification of its members through the use and development of their divinely awarded gifts. We believe that its officers are Pastor/Elders and deacons and that their offices, under the direction of Christ, are responsible for the spiritual and general welfare of the members.
Our Purpose/Mission Statement
Relying on the enabling presence and power of God, our mission is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, to teach, baptize and disciple unto maturity in Christ.
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