Statement of Faith

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors who were guided by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the truth. It is eternal and has supernatural power to change lives. It is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Romans 15:4, 2 Peter 20-21, Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:5, Isaiah 40:8, Psalms 119:89, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Psalms 119:11, Psalms 119:105.

The Trinity – God: Three in One

We believe in one true God, the Creator, who has existed for all eternity. He is one God in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity serves different functions but has equal power and authority.

Matthew 28:19, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 1:35, John 5:21-23, John 14:10, John 14:16, 2 Corinthians 13:14.

The Father

We believe in God the Father. He is a Spirit Being, eternal, self-existent, unchanging, all powerful, all knowing, and ever present. He is perfect holiness, righteousness, love, and faithfulness. He is completely worthy of our trust. It is in Him that we live, move and exist.

John 4:24, Hebrews 9:14, Exodus 3:14, John 5:26, Malachi 3:6, James 1:17, Genesis 17:1, Revelation 19:6, Psalm 147:5, 1 Corinthians 2:10, Psalms 139:7, Leviticus 11:44, 1 Peter 1:16, Romans 1:17,

1 John 4:8, Deuteronomy 7:9, Numbers 23:19, Acts 17:28.

The Son

We believe in God the Son – Jesus Christ. He is eternal, and co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Though He is God, He gave up His divine privileges and was born as a human being. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death, His bodily resurrection and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father.
Matthew 3:17, Matthew 8:29, Matthew 14:33, Matthew 16:16, Luke 22:70, John 1:1-3, John 10:30, Colossians 2:9, Philippians 2:5-11, 1 Timothy 3:16, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-23, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Acts 2:22-24, Isaiah 53:4-6, Luke 24:46-47, 2 Corinthians 5:19-20, Galatians 4:4-5, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, Matthew 28:5-6, John 11:25-27, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9, Acts 7:55-56.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in God the Holy Spirit. He is eternal, and co-equal with the Father and the Son. He dwells within believers, revealing the Son and the Father to us, and guiding us into all truth. He exalts Christ and works to bring people to faith in Him. He is our Helper. The power of the Holy Spirit within us enables us to witness and to live a righteous life. The fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit are for the church today including divine healing. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is for all believers with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues.

Genesis 1:2, Matthew 28:19, John 14:17, 1 Corinthians 3:16, John 16:8, John 3:5-6, John 16:13-14, John 14:16, Romans 8:26-27, Acts 1:8, Romans 8:13, Galatians 5:16, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, Mark 16:17-18, Joel 2:28-29, Acts 2:1-11, 10:44-47, 19:6

Man

We are made in the image of God. Every human personality is uniquely created, and is worthy of dignity, respect and Christian love. Man was created to be in relationship with God but was separated from God through disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort.
Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 2:7, Genesis 2:18-22, Psalm 8:3-6, Psalm 139:13-14, Matthew 22:39, Matthew 22:37, Genesis 3:1-6, Romans 1:18-32, Romans 3:10-12, Romans 3:23, Romans 5:6, Romans 7:14-25.

Salvation

We have all sinned and fallen short of God’s perfect standard. The penalty for sin is eternal death and separation from God. However, God loved us so much that He gave us His only Son Jesus to pay the penalty for us through His death on the cross. Because Jesus was sinless, death had no power over Him. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life. He was the only one who could pay the price for the sin of all mankind and restore us to relationship with God. The only way to be cleansed from sin is to repent, put our faith in Jesus and receive God’s forgiveness. This is called being ‘born again’. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Romans 3:23. Romans 6:23, John 3:16-18, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 2:14, 1 Corinthians 15:54-56, Isaiah 53:5-6, 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Isaiah 55:7, John 1:12, John 5:24, Acts 2:21, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:30-31, Revelation 3:20, John 3:3, Isaiah 1:18, Romans 5:8-10, Ephesians 2:8-10.

Eternity

Man’s spirit was created to exist forever. Christ is coming again and those who have put their faith in God will live with God forever in heaven. Hell was intended for Satan and his fallen angels. However, those who do not repent of sin and receive salvation in this life will be eternally separated from God in hell.

1 Corinthians 15:42, John 3:16, John 11:25, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:10-11, Romans 6:23, 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13, 2 Peter 2:4, 9, Revelation 20:11-15

The Church

The church is made up of all born again believers and is expressed through local churches under the leadership of people appointed by God. Jesus established the church to be His vehicle to continue the work that He started here on earth. The Bible describes the church as the Body of Christ. We have a contemporary style and maintain a conservative theological position. We believe in baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit for all believers. We believe in participating in Communion together. We believe all that the Bible teaches and seek to live faithful, fruitful and fervent Christian lives. Our mission is to see souls saved, to grow people into unity, maturity and wholeness and to worship and glorify God.

Acts 2:42-47, Ephesians 4:11-13, Matthew 16:18-19, John 14:12, Ephesians 3:10-12, 1 Corinthians 12:27-28, Colossians 1:18, Matthew 28:19, Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

 

 

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