Statement of Faith
1. The Bible
We believe the Bible in its Entirety as the Inspired, Infallible Word of God and the Supreme and Final Authority in the matters of faith and conduct.
(2 Pet 1:20-21) (2 Tim 3:16-17) (Ps 119:89) (Ps 138:2) (Matt 5:17-19) (Matt 24: 35)
2. The Trinity
We believe that the Godhead exists Co-equally and Co-externally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, Creator and Sustainer of all things.
(Matt 28:18 – 20) (Acts 2:32-33) (2 Cor 13:14)
3. The Saviour
We believe in the true and proper deity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, his complete Humanity, Sinless life and Authoritative Teaching, His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His Shed Blood, His bodily resurrection and ascension to the Right Hand of the Father, in His Heavenly Intercession as High Priest after the order of Melchizedek and His Second advent to receive His Church.
(Matt 1:18-22) (Is 53) (Acts 2:30-36) (Heb 7:20-28) (1 Thes 4:13-18)
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the fall of Adam, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation and the necessity for salvation solely by the Grace of God through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as Righteous in God’s sight.
(Rom 3:23) (Rom 6:23) (Mk 1:14-15) (Ephes 2:8-9)
5. The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son, the necessity of the Spirit’s work in Conviction of Sin, Righteousness and Judgement, Regeneration and Sanctification and that the Believer is promised an ‘enduement of power’ through Baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs including the speaking of tongues for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church its Worship, Evangelism & Missions.
(John 16:7-8) (John 3:1-8); (Acts 1:4-5:8) (Acts 2:1-4)
6. The Church
We believe in the Spiritual Unity of all believers who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head.
(Matt 16:18) (Heb 10:24-25)
We believe in the universal Priesthood of the Saints, The Five-Fold Ministry that Christ has set in the church, (namely Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers) and the present operation of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit as revealed in the scriptures.
(1 Pet 2:9) (Ephes 4:7-16) (1 Cor 12, 13, 14)
We believe in the two Ordinances instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ, namely, (1) Baptism in water by immersion in obedience to the command of Christ and (2) the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observation of the Lord’s Supper until His return.
(Matt 26:26-28) (Rom 6:3-5)
9. The Great Commission
We believe that the church is commissioned by the Lord Jesus Christ to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, with Signs following and to make Disciples of all nations.
(Mk 16: 15-18) (Matt 28:18-20) (Matt 24:14)
10. Social Action
We believe in Christ-centred Social Action, demonstrating the love & compassion of Jesus Christ in the community by providing and caring for the Poor, Hungry, Needy, Homeless, Widows, Orphans, Prisoners, the elderly, the disabled and other vulnerable members of society.
(Matt 25:31-40) (James 1:27)
11. Imminent Return of Christ The King
We believe in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, to Reign & Rule In Power & Glory!
(Matt 24:30) (John 14:1-3) (Acts 1:9-11) (Rev 22)