Statement of Faith

We believe in ONE God eternally existent in three Persons – comprised of Father, Son (the Living Word) and Holy Spirit and that He is the Creator of all things (I John 5:7).
(1 John 5:7 KJV) For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

We believe that God exists, and that He’s closer, more magnificent and grander than we realise.
We believe that God created man in His own image (body, soul and spirit); that man sinned and in so doing incurred the punishment of sin which is death physically and spiritually; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ put aside His glory and took on the form of man. As the only begotten Son of God, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and He lived a pure and sinless life; He then was crucified, died, was buried, was resurrected, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father, and is true God and true man (Matthew 1:20-21, John 3:16, Acts 4:10, 1 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 10:12).
We believe that through His death (a substitutionary sacrifice) on the cross and His resurrection from the grave, that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood; consequently, we can be looked upon as children of the Most High God – if we accept His atoning sacrifice.
We believe that He, in this present life, is our High Priest and Advocate.

We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired, eternal authoritative Word of God and the infallible rule of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 1:25). We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, in their original inscription, as fully inspired of God and receive them as the supreme and ultimate authority for belief and life.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 17 KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

We believe in the personal salvation of believers through the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:17, John 3:1-5) and the baptism into His name. We believe that salvation is a free gift that cannot be bought or worked for, and requires surrender and endurance (until the end – Matthew 10:22; 24:13).
We believe that all that 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.
We believe that Jesus Christ is our ONLY means of salvation and that it is only by His grace alone that we are saved (Revelation 1:8, John 14:6, Joel 2:32).
(Joel 2:32 KJV) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

We believe in sanctification through the Word of God and by the Holy Spirit (John 17:17, Ephesians 5:26), and we believe in personal holiness shown by purity of heart and life (Hebrews 12:14). We believe that Grace empowers us to live holy lives unto God, and it does not give reason to live carnally.
We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.
(Hebrews 12:14 KJV) Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

We believe in the moral restrictions defined in God’s Word, that a marriage is between one man and one woman, and that any sexual activity outside of this divinely ordained institution is sin, something intolerable and unacceptable to a true believer (Genesis 2:24, Galatians 5:19, Ephesians 5:3, 1 Timothy 3:2, 12).

We believe in divine healing, through faith in the Healer Jesus Christ, and that healing begins at Redemption (James 5:15, 1 Peter 2:24). Also, we know the reality and consequences of generational sins, spiritual strongmen, iniquities and transgressions; we believe that the Lord Jesus Christ delivers us (as we consent) and that He is all powerful (Malachi 4:2, Matthew 4:23, Acts 10:38, Revelation 22:2, Ezra 9:13).
We believe that healing includes spiritual, mental, emotional and physical restoration.
(Malachi 4:2 KJV) But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
(Matthew 4:23 KJV) And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
(Acts 10:38 KJV) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
(Revelation 22:2 KJV) In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
(Ezra 9:13 KJV) And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this;
(James 5:15 KJV) And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
(1 Peter 2:24 KJV) Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

We believe in the initial salvation experience of being “born again” (John. 3:3-6), in water baptism with submersion, as a symbol of a believer’s dedication to Christ (Matthew. 28:19, Acts 2:38), in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as separate from the New Birth (Acts 19:1-7), in the gifts of the Spirit (Acts 2:4, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11), and the evidence of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). We believe that all of these are available to believers today. Without these baptisms, the fullness of life or abundant life will not be lived by the believer (Luke 4:18); hence, no consistent progress or spiritual maturity will be experienced (1 Corinthians 3:2).
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.
(Luke 4:18 KJV) The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised

We believe in the Christian’s hope, the soon coming, personal and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that this will happen at “the last day”: the very end of this age (John 6:39). And as the scriptures say, we will meet Him in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
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.
The Word of God teaches Hell to be a real place. It is a place of permanent separation from God and suffering for those who die without accepting Christ as their Saviour. It is God’s desire that no one should be separated from Him for eternity, which is why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth. (Hebrews 9:27; John 3:16-18; Revelation 20:12-15)
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 everlasting witnesses to the fundamental facts of the Christian faith, that baptism is the immersion of the believer 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, until He comes (Mark 16:16; Matthew 3:16; Matthew 26:26-29)

We believe in the scriptural structure of the church. We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher (Titus 1:5; Ephesians 4:11). With regards to submission to authority, we believe in the principle of being in authority because you are under Authority (God) (Ephesians 1:22; 4:15). 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.