What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. That both Old and New Testaments are God breathed and inspired. They are without error and that they hold supreme and final authority for all Christian faith and practice in our life.
We believe in one true and living God who is the Sovereign Creator, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each is fully God yet distinct, and working together in perfect harmony.
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He unfailingly knows all things from beginning to end, He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men; He hears and answers prayer, and He saves all those who come to Him through Jesus Christ through sin and death.
JESUS THE SON
We believe Jesus, God’s only Son came as the saviour to bear God’s wrath on our behalf for our sin as a substitute. In this Jesus was sinless and perfect in obedience to God the Father and thereby became the perfect sacrifice for our salvation. Jesus fully displayed Himself as God and as man through His virgin birth, miracles, teachings, sinless life, death, burial, and resurrection.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ here upon Earth. That is, that the believers constitute the church as the body and that Christ is the head of that body and therefore, He leads and directs the body. Jesus loves the church and has died for the church to redeem it. The church universal is made up of believers meeting together in local assemblies globally. And that the church’s mandate is to worship God, teach the believers, proclaim the gospel, and do practical good works to adorn the gospel.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent in regeneration. That is, that the Spirit comes to convict of sin, righteousness, and judgement to come. The Holy Spirit enables the believer to believe, persevere and empowers also for witness and service. The Holy Spirit is also the believer’s abiding helper, teacher and guide through life. In this we believe in the vital work of the Holy Spirit as an ongoing sense of progressive sanctification, the Holy Spirit is continually empowering the believer to overcome sin and serve God. The empowering work of the Holy Spirit is not a one-off event, but a continual infilling of the Holy Spirit to be sought after. The Holy Spirit in His sovereignty distributes gifts to believers today for the building up of the church, to carry on the work of Jesus Christ. It’s the believer’s responsibility to seek and use those gifts for the glory of God.
We believe that man was the pinnacle of God’s creation being made in His image, but through man’s disobedience which the Bible calls sin has earned physical, spiritual and eternal death which is separation from God. All of mankind have inherited a sinful nature and are sinners by choice and therefore are fully deserving of God’s wrath. Man cannot save himself; that is, he is without God and without hope in his current state. Man can do nothing to recommend himself to God in a salvation sense.
THE SECOND COMING AND JUDGEMENT
We believe that Jesus is returning a second time to the earth to establish His kingdom in totality and judge all of mankind past and present. For God’s chosen ones to everlasting joy and peace, and all those who have rejected God to everlasting hell and torment separated from God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Acts 2:46-47 ESV
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.