We believe that the Bible is inspired by God and that it is without error in the original manuscripts. We believe that the Bible is the authoritative Word of God and that it stands alone as the vehicle for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. Furthermore, we believe that the scriptures are to be interpreted in a contextual and literal way and that they are to be understood and applied personally as the believer is guided by the Spirit of God.
(II Timothy 3:16‑17; I Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1:21)
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect in all His attributes and eternally co‑existing in three equal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; I John 5:7; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:6; John 1:18; Hebrews 9:14).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man; born of a virgin and the only person to live a sinless life. Because of Christ’s sacrifice, He is the substitute for the sinner and the one mediator who can affect the reconciliation between a Holy God in heaven and a sinful person on earth. He was buried and rose bodily from the dead and ascended to His Father’s right hand, where He now ministers there as intercessor and advocate for us before the Father. Jesus, as He did on earth, continues to serve us as Friend and Lord, praying for us and defending us.
(I John 5:20; John 1:17; Matthew 1:23; I Timothy 2:5‑6; Luke 1:35; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:22,24, 3:18; II Corinthians 5:18‑19; I John 2: 1‑2; Acts 2:31‑32; Luke 24:39; Ephesians 1:20; John 15:12‑15; Hebrews 4:14‑16; 9:24)
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts us of sin, of our need for righteousness and of judgment if we reject the Saviour, Jesus Christ. At the moment of salvation the Holy Spirit baptizes the believer into the ‘family’ of God or ‘body’ of Christ permanently and fully indwelling each Christian. The Holy Spirit’s indwelling sets us apart for spiritual service and gives His gifts and power to help us live a godly life as evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.
(1 Corinthians 6:19‑20; Ephesians 1:13‑14, 4:30; Acts 1:8; Galatians 5:16, 22‑23).
We believe that Adam and Eve were created in the image of God and thus humans have great value in God’s sight. But they sinned and consequently experienced not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. The consequences of this sin affect the entire human race so that all human beings are now born with a sinful nature and reveal this nature by committing acts of sin. Recognition of this condition, repentance and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for the salvation of all people. Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ and salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Each redeemed child of God possesses the assurance of eternal life.
(Gen 1:26, 27; Romans 3:23, 5:12‑19; Isaiah 59:1‑2; II Corinthians 4:3; John 1:12, 10:27‑30; 5:24; 16:8‑11; Acts 3:19; Luke 13:3; II Corinthians 5:17; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 9:12‑14; I Peter 1:18‑19; Ephesians 2:8‑9; Romans 3:24‑25)
We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to take His church out of the world. His coming is the fulfillment of the blessed hope set before the believer. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost, eternal life with God of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
(Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:14‑18; Titus 2:13; John 5:28‑29; Revelation 20:12‑13; Philippians 1:23; Revelation 22:4‑5; Revelation 20:10‑15; II Thessalonians 1:8‑10).