What We Believe




WHAT WE BELIEVE


There is one living and true God who is the Creator, Sustainer and Ruler of all things. He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent – perfect in all his attributes. He is one in essence yet existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes but without division of nature, essence or being.

(Matthew 28:18-20; 1 Peter 1:1-2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Bible in its totality is God’s sufficient and final revelation to mankind concerning saving knowledge, faith and obedience to His will. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired, inerrant and infallible.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5-6)

Man was originally created by God in His own image, free from sin and corruption. It was through the temptation of Satan and the free will of man that our ‘first parents’ voluntarily transgressed against God, causing them to fall from their original state of holiness and righteousness. This act of rebellion caused the human race to be infected with a sin nature by birth, inheriting the condemnation of God due to our rebellion against Him. Man is therefore born with a disposition to break God’s commands and laws, naturally walking in a lifestyle and mindset opposed to His word.

(Ephesians 2:1, Colossians 1:21; Romans 3:23)

We believe that salvation is the redemption of the entire individual (body, soul and spirit) and is offered freely by the grace of God to those who repent and believe in the sacrificial and substitutionary life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The moment one puts their faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross, they pass from death to life and are accepted by the Father as wholly justified. It is solely by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior that one may be saved from the judgment and wrath of God that rests on every human being.

(John 3:36; John 14:6; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10)

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, which is made up of born-again believers who have put their faith in Him. According to the commands of Christ, Christians are to be a part of the Church expressed in local assemblies for the purpose of accountability, discipleship, Christian service, hearing of God’s word, corporate worship/prayer and being equipped for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

(Matthew 16:18, Acts 2:42-46, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:11-14)

Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ, calling every believer to identify with his death and resurrection by being immersed in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This ordinance is an outward sign of giving oneself to God and walking in the newness of life found in Christ.

(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38)

The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ, expressed by the eating of bread and the drinking of wine for the sake of remembering the sacrificial work of Jesus Christ. It has in no sense a sanctifying or saving work, but is designed to commemorate His death, creating a heart of thanksgiving and joy in the believer.

(Matthew 26:26–29; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

According to His promise, the Lord Jesus Christ will return bodily for His church and will establish his kingdom on the earth for all time. Believers in Christ will be redeemed with their Lord and will be translated into eternal glory. On the other hand, non-believers will experience the judgment of God for rejecting the free gift of salvation with eternal punishment.

(Matthew 24:31,1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)

After death, the bodies of all men return to dust but their spirits return immediately to God. The righteous will rest with Him while the wicked will be reserved in darkness until judgment. On the final day, the bodies of both the righteous and wicked will be raised. Those who are saved will enter into eternal life with Christ in heaven whereas the wicked will enter into eternal conscious punishment in hell.

(Daniel 12:3, John 5:24-25, John 11:25-26, Romans 6:5)