The sole foundation of our faith is the Bible, composed of 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that Scripture in its entirety originated with God, and that it was given through the instrumentality of chosen individuals. We hold that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They are the unique and final authority on all matters of faith and practice, and there are no other writings similarly inspired of God. As such, the authority of Scripture cannot be overruled by religious tradition or personal experience.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 1:22; 1Thessalonians 2:13
We believe that there is only one true God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each of whom possess equality and is worthy of precisely the same worship. It pleased God in the beginning to create of nothing the universe and all it contains, in order to make the glory of His power, wisdom and goodness known. By His sovereign power He continues to sustain His creation. Through His providence He is operating throughout history to fulfil His redemptive purposes.
Duet. 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; John 17:3; 2Corinthians 13:14
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life. He came that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. Through His death on the cross, Jesus fully paid the penalty for the sins of all who place faith in him alone. After His bodily resurrection from the dead, Jesus ascended into heaven as the exalted Lord of all. The Lord Jesus Christ will to remove His church from earth proper to the period of God’s judgment known as “The Great Tribulation.” Following this tribulation, He will physically return to earth to judge the wicked, reward the righteous, and establish and rule over His millennial kingdom.
Luke 1:35; Hebrews 2:9; 1 John 2:2; 1Peter 2:22; 2Corinthians 5:21; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 11:15; Revelation 20:1-9; Zechariah 14:6-21; Psalm 72:8-14
We believe the Holy Spirit is the person of the Godhead who in this present age convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; who regenerates and baptises into the body of Christ those who believe and who indwells and seals them unto the day of redemption. At the moment of faith, the Holy Spirit permanently indwells each believer, giving him new life, uniting him with the body of Christ and giving him special abilities with which he can serve the Church. We believe the miraculous gifts were authenticating signs given to the early church to confirm the teaching of the apostles. They were foundation gifts and are not needed today because we have the complete revelation of God in the Scriptures. In everything, the Holy Spirit’s primary mission is to glorify Jesus Christ through the worship and witness of the Church.
John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; 1Corinthians 12:12-14; 2Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 5:18-21; Galatians 5:16-23; John 16:14; 1Corinthians 3:16; Revelation 22:12
Though originally created in perfect fellowship with God, the first man yielded to the temptation of Satan and disobeyed the command of God, bringing judgment of bothphysical and spiritual death. All human beings therefore enter the world under condemnation and with a disposition which rejects God’s authority over their lives, rendering them unable to please God. Because God is holy and just, He must punish all sin. Yet in His love and grace, He chose to allow His Son Jesus Christ to bear the full penalty man’s sin deserved. Whoever repents of sin and places faith in Jesus Christ alone as Saviour and Lord receives forgiveness of sin and is declared righteous in God’s sight. The believer in Christ also receives spiritual life, creating in him the desire and ability to please God. Although good works in no way earn salvation, they are the inevitable result of genuine faith, Salvation is based completely on the grace of God, and nothing can change the believers status as a fully justified member of God’s family and kingdom.
Luke 24:44-47; Acts 10:43; Hebrews 1:1-3; Genesis 1:27; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:8; 2Corintians 5:21; Romans 3:21-26; Philippians 2:12-13; Romans 8:38-39;Galatians 4:4-7
It is God’s will for each believer to be an active and accountable part of a local expression of Christ’s body, which is an assembly of those who have made public profession of faith in Christ through baptism and who unite for the purpose of worship, prayer, ministry of the Word, fellowship, service, observance of the Lord’s supper, and discipline . The mission of the Church in the world is to make disciples by winning, , building, equipping and mobilizing people to advance Christ’s kingdom and exalt His name.
1Timothy 3:1-7; Philippians 1:1; 1Timothy 3:8-13; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:18-23
According to Scripture, all people are sinners and therefore destined to die. Upon death, the soul of the believer immediately enters the presence of God, and the sole of the unbeliever enters a state of separation from God. For all people there will be a resurrection of the body and a final judgment. For unbelievers, judgement will result in eternal, conscious punishment. Believers will be rewarded for works done in this life and experience eternal joy and communion with God.
Romans 3:23; 5;12; 6:23; Hebrews 9:27; Philippians 1:21-23; 2Corinthians 5:8; Luke 16:19-26; Philippians 3:20; 1Corinthians 3:12-15;