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WE BELIEVE…

 

1. We believe in the Bible as the inspired Word of God, which is without error in the original scriptures, and, therefore, is the supreme authority in all matters and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 1 Corinthians 2:13

2. We believe in the eternal existence of one God, the creator of the heavens and earth, who is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:18-21; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 5:19; Galatians 3:20

3. We believe in the creation, test and fall of man, and his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain divine righteousness.
Genesis 1-3; Romans 3:10-20; Romans 5:12-18

4. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Saviour of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, very God, and very man.
Luke 1:30; John 1:18; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-3; Hebrews 1-2

5. We believe in the Good News of the Gospel; how Christ died for the atonement of our sins, and was buried and rose again on the third day for our justification.
John 19:28-20:18; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25

6. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus Christ to Heaven, where He is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us.
Acts 1:9-11; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25

7. We believe in salvation for sinners, by grace alone, through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of Christ on our behalf when Christ died on the cross of Calvary.
Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:12

8. We believe in Water Baptism by immersion as an act of obedience to the will of the Heavenly Father, as an expression of our faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ, and a response to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We believe that baptism is only appropriate for those who have made a confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore do not perform infant baptisms. Our baptisms are performed in the following manner: “We now baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, in obedience to the scriptures, in Jesus name, Amen.”    Matthew 28:19 ,Acts 2:38; Acts 8:12,16

9. We believe that every true believer is “indwelt” by the Holy Spirit. We also believe that the “Baptism” of the Holy Spirit, is an experience subsequent to salvation, which is the endowment of God’s power on our lives to be witnesses of Jesus Christ, with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives the ability.
Acts 2:4; Acts 8:14-17; Galatians 3:14-15; Acts 19:1-6; Acts 10:45-46

10. We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which are now given to believers to be exercised in the Church for the edification of the Body of Christ, according to the guidelines given in 1 Corinthians 12 – 14.

11. We believe in the Spirit-filled life; our total dependence on the Holy Spirit’s power to live a life of separation from the world, and of the perfecting of holiness as a true expression of Christian faith.
Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 1:13-14; Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 John 2:15-17; James 4:4

12. We believe in the experience of divine healing and miracles in their many aspects, as experienced in the ministry of Christ on earth and in the early church. James 5:14; Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:4-5; Mark 16:17

13. We believe in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper for all believers, as an act which remembers the Lord Jesus’ death and His coming again, and which acknowledges our common fellowship in the one Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

14. We believe in the eternal life of the believer and eternal punishment of the unbeliever.
John 3:16; Revelation 21:8

15. We believe in Christ’s ascension, when he gave gifts to men; some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of believers, for works of service, and for the building up of the Body of Christ, which is His Church.
Ephesians 4:11-12

16. We believe in the imminent and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Church.
John 14:2-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

17. We believe in the reality and person of Satan, the enemy of God and adversary of the Church, whose head Christ bruised at Calvary when he overcame, conquered and sealed Satan’s doom.
Job 1:6-12; Revelation 12:10