What We Beleive

Statement of Faith:

The Doctrinal Basis of the Church shall be the basic truths of the Christian faith as revealed in the Bible. We believe in:

  • The one, true and living God who eternally exists in three Persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit who are of the same substance and equal in power and glory. (Genesis 1:26; Exodus 3:2.6; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 2; John 1:1-18; 10:30; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9)
  • The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption, and the final judgement. (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 135:5-7; Daniel 4:34,35; Ephesians 1:11)
  • The Bible as God's Word written, and therefore entirely true and trustworthy, powerful to accomplish all God's purpose. It is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice. (Psalm 19:711; Isaiah 55:11; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of human beings since the Fall, rendering everyone subject to God's wrath and condemnation. (Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 1:18f; Romans 3:19-20)
  • The existence, personality and evil nature of Satan. (Matthew 4:1.11; 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Corinthians 11:14)
  • The full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God; his virgin birth and his real and sinless humanity; his death on the cross; his bodily resurrection; his present reign in heaven and earth and his future personal return, when he will judge the world, executing God's just condemnation on the unrepentant and receiving the redeemed to eternal glory. (John 1:1; Matthew 1:21-23; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-16; John 19:17-19,28-37; Luke 24:147; Colossians 3:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Matthew 25:31-46)
  • Redemption from the guilt, penalty, and power of sin only through the once and for all time sacrificial death of our representative and substitute, Jesus Christ the only mediator between God and humanity. (John 14:6; Ephesians 1:7,8; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:26-28; 9:11-15)
  • Justification as God's act of undeserved mercy, in which sinners are pardoned all their sins, and accepted as righteous in God's sight, only because of the righteousness of Christ imputed to them, this justification being received by faith alone. (Romans 3:21-30; Galatians 2:16-20)
  • The need for the Holy Spirit to make the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, bringing them to new life and granting them repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. (John 3:1-11; Acts 1:1-8; Eph 2:8-9)
  • The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in all those regenerated, producing in them an increasing likeness to Christ in character and behaviour, and empowering them for their witness in the world. (Acts 1:6-8; 2:37-42; Romans 8:29; Galatians 4:4-7)
  • The one holy universal Church, which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong. (1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 2:11-19)
  • The local assembly or congregation which Christ commands all believers to join for mutual edification and the performance of the public service that he requires of them in the world. (Matthew 18:15-20; Acts 14:21-23; 1 Timothy 3:14-16)
  • Believers Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism by full immersion in water signifies the washing away of sin and union with Christ. The Lord's Supper is a commemorative remembrance of Christ and his atoning death on the cross. (Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
  • The commission given by Christ to the Church to go into the entire world to preach the gospel to all nations. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)