Statement of Faith

1. We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testament in their original
writing as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final
authority for faith and life.
2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons – Father, Son and
Holy Spirit.
3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
4. We believe that God created man in His own image; that man sinned and
thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the cases of those who
reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
5. We believe in the principle of heterosexual relationships between a natural
man and a natural woman within the confines of lawful matrimony.
6. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary
sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into
Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
8. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
9. We believe that all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
10. We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit, empowering and equipping
believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy
Spirit; and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divinely ordained
ministries of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.
11. We believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal
blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal banishment of those who have
rejected the offer of salvation.12. We believe that elders carry the responsibility for oversight and care of the staff and members. Where necessary elders must carry out biblical discipline for the protection of the local Church.
13. We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local church on earth should take its character from this conception of the
Church spiritual and therefore, that the new birth and personal confession of
Christ are essentials of Church membership.
14. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism in water and the Lord’s supper – to be observed as acts of obedience and as
perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is
the immersion of the believers in water as a confession of identification with
Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of
the emblems symbolic of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in
remembrance of His sacrificial death, till He comes.
15. We believe that divine healing was provided for in the Old Testament and is an integral part of the Gospel.
16. We believe that the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the
Lord. We believe in the doctrine and sanctification as definite, yet progressive
work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
17. The Church is open to any further truth, which the Holy Spirit may illuminate from the Scriptures.