What We Believe

The Trinity of the Godhead

We believe in one God, the Creator of heaven and earth, who is infinitely perfect, existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1-3; 1Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19.

The Deity of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a life of absolute sinlessness. He died upon the cross, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. He rose again from the dead on the third day and ascended bodily into heaven. He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace: Isaiah9:6-7; 53:1-11; Matthew 1:18-23; Luke 24:5-7; Colossians 2:9; 1 Peter 2:22.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, sent to indwell, infill, teach, empower the believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment.: John 14:16-17, 16:7-15; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:10-12.

The Divine Inspiration of the Scriptures

We believe that the Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God. We believe the Bible is the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and is our only rule for life and practice: Romans 16:25-26; 2 Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:19-21.

The Sinfulness of Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss: Genesis 1:26-27; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23, 6:23; Romans 5:12-19.

Christ’s Atonement for the Sin of Man

We believe that salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In His death Christ is the sinner’s representative and substitute. Those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God. The believer is completely justified and is in the possession of a salvation which is eternally secure. Salvation is by divine grace and by faith alone in what Christ has done: John 1:12; 3:16-18; 10:28-29; Ephesians 2:1-10; Hebrews 9:11-15; 1 Peter 1:3-5.

The Church

We believe that the Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Church. The local Church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: Acts 2: 41-42; Ephesians 2:19-22; Colossians 1:18.

Baptism and The Lord’s Supper

We believe that the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism shall be administered only to believers to show forth, in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, with its effects in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of his death until He comes and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination: Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32.

The Separation

We believe that it is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service: Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 7:1; 1 Peter 1:13-15

The Eternal State

We believe that there should be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment: Matthew 25:31-46; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15.


The Return of the Lord Jesus Christ

We believe that the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal and visible. This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service: Titus 2:12-13; Hebrews 10: 23-25; 1 John 3:2-3; Acts 1:9-11.

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