Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible, both OLD and New Testaments, is fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error, unified in the redemptive purpose, yielding a complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of mankind. We hold the Bible to be infallible and trustworthy, the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Scripture is our source of revelation of God, the knowledge of salvation, the origin of all things and of the hereafter-it is the final Court of appeal on all points of doctrine, life and godliness (2Ti 3:16-17;2Peter 1:20-21;Hebrews 4:12).

We believe there is one living and true God who has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, infinitely perfect and eternal in existence and equal in glory, majesty and power (Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:21-22): a) God the Father is the Creator of all things and the Author of eternal redemption.(Mattew6:9): b) The Lord Jesus Christ was manifest in the flesh as the very son of God-fully God and full man, Creator of all things with the Father, and appointed Judge of all men (John1:14,18;Col 1:13-20; Acts17:31;Heb:1:1-4). Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the Cross for Our sins, was buried, resurrected bodily on the third day according to the Scriptures and appeared to His disciples (1Cor15:1-8).He ascended to the Father, where He continues His High –Priestly ministry. He will personally and physically return for a glorious Church and execute Judgment upon the wicked. (1Thess.4:16-18): c) The Holy Spirit is the Comforter, the promise of The Father (Acts1:4), the Revealed of Christ and His work on the Cross, the Empower and the Distributor of gifts and graces upon the Church.

We believe the mandate and privilege of every Christian is to spread the Gospel to the lost world by making disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching them to obey everything He commands (Matthew 28:18-20).This lifestyle of evangelism is a accomplished through prayer, living out our faith, preaching the word and sacrificial giving (Acts 1:8; Luke 10:2; Matt 10:7-8; 1Cor 9:19-23).

We believe the power of sin and death was broken when Jesus bore our sin at the Cross and raised, providing the only way of salvation for the whole person: Spirit, Soul, and body (Hebrews.4:12; 1Thess.5:23). Mankind can only be saved by grace through repentance and faith in Christ’s perfect and sufficient work of the Cross. We receive remission of sins by Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice for us, redemption through faith in His shed blood and regeneration by the Holy Spirit’s power (John3:5).

We believe the Church is the Body of Christ (1Cor 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:22-23), His Bride (Ephesians 5:25) and Temple of the Holy Spirit (1Cor3:16), the expression of the present rule and resign of Christ’s Kingdom of God on earth. Christians are members of the universal, mystical, body by faith-they are a holy priesthood of believers. Believers need to live out their commitment to Christ in love, unity and community with other body members in the local church-this is the practical expression of Christian faith in action. Christ gifted His Church with unity and a five-fold ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers for maturing, ordering , equipping, and releasing the whole body to do the works of the service that reveal His Glory.(Ephesians 4:11-16).

We believe the human race was originally created by God, in His image, to have dominion over His creation (Gen1:27). However, with fall of humanity, sin entered through disobedience and rebellion. Humanity became separated from God and totally incapable of saving itself( Romans 5:12).All of mankind needs to turn frim sin and trust personally in the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, to receive redemption.(Romans 3:23).

We believe the Lord’s Presence, Peace and Power are manifest in His Body in various ways, which are not however, to be regarded as a means of salvation. We regard:

a) The Lord’s supper as a means of fellowship of the spiritual body of Christ, and as  a way of partaking of the spiritual benefits bequeathed to New Covenant believers.(1Cor 11:17-34):

b) Water baptism, by immersion, as the obedient response to the Lord’s command (Acts 2:38;Matthew 28:19-20) and visible representation of our death, burial and resurrection with Christ: c) The baptism of the Holy Spirit as a valid and important experience for believers today, often subsequent to the new Birth and evidenced by speaking with other tongues (Acts 2:1-4;10:44-46; and Empowerment to witness (Acts1:18). This baptism is also accompanied by grace gifts and fruit of the spirit (Romans. 5:5, 1 Cor12:5-11; Gal 5:22-23).

We believe all Christians are called into a life of separation from sinful practices and they should take every opportunity to promote righteousness and godliness (James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2, 13:1-10; 2Cor 6:14-18; 1John 2:15-17). Holiness is the release of Christ within each and every believer, changing us into His image, from glory to glory. (2Corinthaians 3:18).

We believe the Ascension and Exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ to the throne of the Father proclaims His present rule and reign over the universe. His Kingdom is revealed here on earth through His Body, the Church, resulting in a glorious Church and global harvest at the end of this stage. He will be finally revealed through His personal, physical, and soon return and the events described in the following scriptures, including the resurrection of the dead (the just to everlasting life and unjust to eternal separation from God.