WHAT WE BELIEVE
the first thing to know about us is
WE ARE ALL ABOUT JESUS!
Many people believe that the most important person who ever lived was Jesus of Nazareth. His life has impacted the world unlike that of any other. What is it about Jesus that causes millions of people throughout history and around the world to live their lives in His name?
It all begins with God’s love for you. The Bible tells us that God created you and wants you to live your life with great purpose and peace. It is because of that love that Jesus had a supernatural birth, being born of a virgin in the town of Bethlehem some 2,000 years ago. He lived a life without any sin, and yet He was sentenced to be executed by the authorities of His day. Jesus was crucified, by being nailed to a cross. Scriptures teach us that His death paid the price for the sins that every person has committed. Following His death, on the third day, Jesus was raised to life again. His resurrection means that you and I do not have to fear death but can know eternal life through Him.
For each of us, we must come to the realization that we have sinned against God. Our choices, decisions and mistakes keep us from knowing fully the peace and hope that God desires each of us to have. No matter how hard we try, we cannot make things right on our own. That is why we need a Savior. A Savior is someone who will make things right between us and God. And that is what Jesus did for each of us.
In the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired by God, and accept them as the full and final authority for faith and life.
In the Trinity, one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
That the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is fully God and fully Man.
That God created man in His image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual, and that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the Scriptures, and that all who believe by placing their faith in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
In the personal glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the person of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and abiding presence in the true believer at salvation. That the Holy Spirit indwells all true believers and that He has been sent to be the Comforter and Em-powerer of the Christian Church, to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the Scriptures.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
— John 1:1, NKJV
That all who repent of their sin and place their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
That all Christians are called to a life of holiness, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service to Him.
In the resurrection both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment from God of those who have rejected the free gift of salvation.
That all who have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour have been redeemed by Him and regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the one true Church across the nations of the world, and that each local congregation on earth should take its character from this. Therefore, the new birth and personal confession of faith in Christ are essentials of actively being part of a local congregation and the Church around the world.
In the priesthood of all believers in Jesus Christ.
That the ascended Christ has given various ministries or ministers to the Church in order to bring all believers to the place of Christian maturity in the understanding of truth, and the performance and function of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11, Romans 12:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:10 ff.).
That the healing of the sick in the name of Jesus Christ is still active in the Church (Mark 16:16-18; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14-15).
That God never removed the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Church, and that the Scriptural commands to “seek earnestly the best gifts”, and to “forbid not to speak in tongues”, are still applicable today (1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 13 & 1 Corinthians 14:1-39).
For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
— Romans 5:10, NKJV
That the miracles as recorded in the Bible were real miracles, and are possible in the present day (John 14:12 and 1 Corinthians 12:10).
That all believers are called to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).That Christ is the Head of His body, the Church, and that in all things He has pre-eminence, and we are called to do what He has said ‘disciple the nations’.
We believe in the sanctity of Marriage, that the marriage covenant is the demonstration of Jesus and His bride (the church) and that Marriage is a covenantal relationship created by God between a man and a woman and sealed with God’s approval.