What we believe

One God

onegodThere is one living & true God, infinite in glory, wisdom, holiness, justice, power & love. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

The Bible

The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit & free from all error in the whole & in the part. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and living.

Creation

God sovereignly created the world out of nothing.

Creation of Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He was created in a state of original righteousness, from which he subsequently fell by a voluntary rebellion. Man is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates man from God.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, fulfilled the requirements of the law by His sinless life, God from God to show us God, took all our sins upon Himself, died & rose again. Today, Christ is at the right hand of the Father as our high priest & mediator.

Sin

Sin has separated all people from God, & that only through the finished work of Jesus Christ has the world been reconciled to God.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ through the ministry of regeneration and progressive sanctification. Holy Spirit applies salvation, guides and comforts the children of God, directs and empowers the church in fulfilment of the Great Commission, and convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He also lives in every Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

Salvation

Salvation is a gift freely given to all, who come to God, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is a new life in Christ & this life produces works pleasing to God.

Water Baptism

Water Baptism declares our death, burial & resurrection with Christ, & is a testimony of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the ʻbaptism in the Holy Spiritʼ is an additional impartation which may be subsequent to regeneration. This baptism is usually accompanied by the gifts of the Spirit, such as speaking in tongues, prophecy, etc. We believe that this gift is presently available to all who believe but is not essential for salvation or regeneration. We believe that when Christians truly have been baptised with the Holy Spirit, they should begin to take on His nature and fruit, becoming ʻhelpersʼ and ʻcomfortersʼ, leading others into truth, and testifying of Jesus.

Gifts of the Holy Spirit

All nine gifts of the Spirit, listed in 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, continue to be expressed in the church today and are subject to the order prescribed by Scripture.

Divine Healing

Signs & wonders will follow those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. They will lay hands on the sick & they will recover Mark 16:18. God is the designer or human living. His will was never sickness. His original intention has always been & still is, health for all mankind. Manʼs fall into sin, which resulted in sickness still did not change Godʼs original intention.

Communion

Holy Communion is to be taken frequently and is a remembrance of Jesusʼ death, & our identification with Him.

Kingdom of God

The Kingdom of God is a present reality and a future hope, forcibly advancing through the agency of the church.

Great Commission

And then Jesus told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 16 * Anyone who believes and is baptised will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. 17 These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe:They will cast out e demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. 18 They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it wonʼt hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed (NLT)

Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God though forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

Death

At death, the souls of the redeemed are made perfect in holiness and immediately enter into the presence of Christ, enjoying conscious fellowship with Him, there to wait the resurrection of the body.

The Return

The Lord Jesus Christ will return bodily, visibly, and personally to conform believers to His own image. He will judge the living and the dead and will effect a final separation of the redeemed and the lost, assigning unbelievers to eternal punishment and believers to eternal glory.!