What we believe
1. We believe in the plenary, verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of the Scriptures as originally given (II Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13). The theological framework for understanding all of God’s dealings with mankind is to be found in the divine covenants revealed in Scripture.
2. We believe in the Eternal Godhead Who has revealed Himself as ONE God existing in THREE persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14).
3. We believe in the creation, test and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; man’s total spiritual depravity and inability to attain divine righteousness (Romans 5:12, 18).
4. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, very God and very man (Luke 1:26-35; John 10:30-38; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6).
5. We believe Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25).
6. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for the Church (John 14:2-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
7. We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary by which we obtain remission of sins (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 5:11).
8. We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfil the command of Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:36-39; 19:1-6).
9. We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians 12-14, manifested in the Early Church
10. We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith (Ephesians 5:18; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1).
11. Every believer in Christ must be subject to God’s authority in a specific local Church for spiritual protection and long term fruitfulness (Hebrews 13:17).
12. We believe in the healing of the body by divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practised in the Early Church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14).
13. We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion or The Lord’s Supper, for believers (I Corinthians 11:23-32).
14. We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24; 3:16) and eternal punishment for unbelievers (Mark 9:43-48; II Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20: 10-15).
15. We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and eternal judgement of Satan and his angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20: 10-15).