Statement of Faith

We believe in the Divine Inspiration of the Scriptures
The Scriptures (or Bible) consisting of the sixty six books of the Old and New Testaments are the infallible Word of God. They were written by holy men of God inspired by the Holy Spirit and have supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 2 Peter 1:21; 2 Timothy 3:16,17

We believe in the Unity and Tri-personal nature of the Godhead
There is one God who is eternal, personal Spirit. He is Triune in essential being and revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,2; Acts 5:3,4; Colossians 1:9

We believe in God the Father, who is Holy and Loving. He is the first person of the Trinity
It is from the Fatherhood of God that all human families finds its origin. All the goodness of human fatherhood and motherhood finds its source in God’s Fatherhood.
The God revealed in Scripture completely transcends sexuality. He is neither male nor female, but He chooses to relate in the masculine form. The Father shows His love for us in that He created us in His own image, chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world and redeemed us through the death of Christ. He constantly draws us to himself and will bring us to glory. Genesis 1:27; Isaiah 42:14,15; 66:13; Hosea 11:1-4; John 3:16; Romans 8:31-38; Ephesians 1:3-15; Ephesians 3:15; 1 John 1:5-9; 4:7-10

We believe in the Deity and Humanity of Christ
Jesus Christ is the second person of the Godhead. He is eternally one with God the Father of whose person and glory He is the accurate expression. In Him, the nature of God and the nature of man were united in one person; truly God and truly man. Seated at the right hand of the Father, He reigns now as King. Hebrews 1:3; John 4:7-42; 1 Corinthians 15:20-25

We believe in the Person of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is eternally one with the Father and the Son; yet He is sent by them to achieve the divine purpose in the world and the church. John 14:15-17; John 14:25,26

We believe in Creation
God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it. Humanity is a special creation of God. Genesis 1; Psalm 8

We believe in the sinfulness of humanity because of the Fall
Man fell from fellowship with God by transgression of God’s command and his nature was corrupted. Apart from God’s grace, man is helpless and hopeless. Romans 3:23; 5:12

We believe that Satan and the powers of evil exist and that Christ is victorious over them
Satan, a fallen angel, leads the kingdom of darkness in opposition to the kingdom of God. Satan and his evil spirits oppress mankind and attack the church of God. Matthew 4:1-11; John 8:44; Acts 10:48; Ephesians 6:10-12; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9

We believe that Christ’s death made atonement for the sin of the world
In order to redeem mankind from the guilt, penalty and power of sin, Jesus Christ became man and died a sacrificial death on the cross as our substitute. He rose again from the dead triumphant over sin, Satan and death. The sinner is reconciled to God, not through any personal merit, but solely on the basis of God’s gracious gift of salvation received through faith. 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8,9

We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing sinful humanity to salvation
The Holy Spirit convinces sinners of their sinfulness and leads them to personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. In the life of the believer, the Holy Spirit makes real the presence of Christ, leads into all truth, bestows gifts for Christian service and gives power for holy living. John 16:8; John Chapters 14,15,16; Romans 8:1-17; 1 Corinthians 12,14

We believe in the Church
The church is the body of people whom God has separated from the world through faith in Jesus Christ. All regenerate persons are members of the universal church. However, this church takes local forms wherever groups of believers unite for worship, fellowship and service in accordance with scriptural principals. All believers are called to serve the Lord Jesus. However, God calls some individuals to particular ministries such as pastors, missionaries, deacons and other leaders. Ephesians 3:10; Acts 14:23; Romans 16:5; Ephesians 4:11; 1 Timothy 3:8

We believe in Believer’s Baptism by immersion in Water
Christian Baptism is commanded by our Lord. It is expressed by immersion in water into the name of the Triune God of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3,4

We believe in the Lord’s Supper
The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper was instituted by our Lord as an obligation for believers. The observance of which is the privilege of all who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ whose atoning death is declared in the ordinance until He shall come again. 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ
At the end, according to His promise, Jesus Christ will return to the earth personally and visibly. The full coming of the Kingdom of God will be ushered in when Jesus comes again. Acts 1:9-11; John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:23-25

We believe in the resurrection of the dead
In connection with the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus, there will be a resurrection both of the righteous and the unrighteous. After death our bodies return to dust. Our spirits, however live on – either to be with Christ or to await the final judgment. John 5:28,29; Philippians 1:23

We believe in rewards and punishments in a future state
God appointed a day of final judgment for the world. Those judged righteous will receive their reward and will dwell forever in heaven with the Lord. The unrighteous will go to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. Acts 17:31; Revelation 20:11-15

We believe that Christians are to live Godly lives
Every believer is called to live a life that honours the Lord Jesus. We are challenged to be witnesses for our Saviour: in the family, in caring for the needy irrespective of colour, class or creed, in serving God through our time, ability and money. John 19:27; James 1:27; Romans 12:1-8

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