Statement of Faith

1) We believe that the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and correct in the original writings, and they are of supreme and final authority in Faith and Life.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20 21)

2) We believe that there is one God, the creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus the Son was born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true Man.
(Matthew 1:20-23, Luke 1:35)

3) We believe that Satan is:
(a) a fallen angel;
(b) the deceiver who led mankind to sin against God;
(c) the spiritual adversary of God and Man;
(d) a real being with personality
(Genesis 3:1-7, Revelation 12:9)

4) We believe that God created man and woman in his image; that they sinned and thereby brought upon themselves not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature.
(Genesis 1:26 27, Romans 5:12)

5) We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and all who accept Him as the only Saviour and Lord are made acceptable to God on the grounds of Christ’s finished work.
(Luke 24:45-47; Romans 4 25; 1 Peter 1: 18-19)

6) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, rose bodily from the grave and was seen by many. He ascended to Heaven, there to be our Advocate and High Priest.
(Luke 23:50-51; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 4:14-16)

7) We believe that all who receive the Lord Jesus by faith are born again by the Holy Spirit, who also baptises them into the body of Christ eternally and seals them as God’s possession.
(Ephesians 1:13, 4:30; John 3:3-7; Titus 3:6)

8) We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells each believer at conversion, (Romans 5:5, 8:9) gives gifts for the building of the church and power for Godly living and witness.
(1 Corinthians 12:7-8; Ephesians 4:11-14)

9) We believe that all believers have some spiritual gift and it is their right and responsibility to use it for the edification and well being of others, and to the glory of God.
(Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Peter 4:10-11)

10) We believe that in the early church special sign gifts such as tongues, extra-Biblical revelation, miracles and healing were used by God to verify that all people, Jews, Samaritans or Gentiles could be indwelt by his Holy Spirit.
(Acts 2:1-4; Acts 8:4-8; Acts 10:44-46)

We believe these sign gifts are now not necessary to authenticate the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We do however believe that God can perform miracles of any nature, at any time, in any context according to his sovereign will.

11) We believe that all believers constitute a priesthood who enjoy equal relationship with and access to God, and the privilege of involving in worship, praise and prayer. In public teaching and authority, men are to bear the responsibility.
(1 Peter 2:5-9; 1 Timothy 2:12)

12) We believe that God has given the authority and responsibility of maintaining the well being of the Body to Elders.
(Acts 2:42;1 Peter 5:1-2)

13) We believe that, baptism by immersion should follow as soon as desired and practicable after conversion, as an act of obedience and identification with Christ, but it is in no way essential for salvation.
(Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:35-39)

14) We believe that all true believers should associate themselves with others of like mind for the purpose of teaching, fellowship, worship, the Lord’s Supper, prayer and evangelism.
(Acts 2:42; Mark 16:15; Hebrews 10:25)

15) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will return personally for His church including both the living and the dead.
(Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

16) We believe that the saved and the unsaved are resurrected bodily, the saved to eternal blessedness (1 Peter 1:3-4); the unsaved to the Great White Throne of Judgement and eternal punishment.

17) We believe that it is the responsibility of Elders to administer discipline with the ultimate view of restoration.
(1 Corinthians 5:11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; 1 Timothy 6:3-4; Romans 16:17)

18) We believe that God’s exclusive model for marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime of godliness and fidelity. Marriage not only illustrates the union between Christ and his church, but also provides the framework for intimate companionship and procreation as well as being the foundation for the family.
(Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:18-25; Proverbs 5:15-23; Ephesians 5:22-23)

19) We believe that children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and a heritage from the Lord and that parents are to demonstrate and teach them God’s pattern for life.
(Psalm 127:3-5; Psalm 139:13-18; Ephesians 6:1-3)