We believe the Bible is inspired by God. II Timothy 3:14-17; II Peter 1:20-21.
We believe the Godhead is eternally co-equal and co-existent in three Persons; not
three Gods but one; not one person but three, namely the Father, the Son and the
Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26; Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19.
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin
Mary. Thus we uphold His absolute deity as well as His complete humanity; two natures
but one undivided person. Luke 1;30-35; John 1:1; Hebrews 2:9-16; Hebrews 1:5-12;
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He ascended
into Heaven where he is now seated at the right hand of God, in the position of power
and authority. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead. Daniel 12:2;
Romans 8:34; Mark 12:36; Mark 14:62; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4,20; Philippians 2:8-11;
Acts 2:33; Luke 22:69; Hebrews 8:1; Revelation 20:11-15.
We confess the Lord Jesus Christ and no other, as Head of the Church, and as our
Lord. Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:15-16; Colossians 1:18, 24.
The Second Advent of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus will manifest Himself in glory, majesty and power
and in physical presence. This is the Second Coming of Christ and the blessed hope
of the Church. Matthew 24:30; Luke 21:27; I Corinthians 15:51-53; II Thessalonians
1:7-10; Revelation 22:7; Revelation 1:7; 1 Thess. 4
Every individual has sinned and is guilty before God. Man by nature is depraved
and incapable of saving his own soul. Romans 3:10, 23; Ephesians 2:8-10.
The Lord Jesus Christ, by His life, death, resurrection and ascension, has made available
to all mankind the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. These blessings are made
personally real to the individual, not by works, or by any personal merit in themselves,
but by faith alone, which is accompanied by repentance. John 3:16; Romans 8:8-13;
II Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4-7; Titus 2:11.
The New Birth
We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in the New Birth, which
makes a repentant sinner a child of God being baptized by the Holy Spirit into the
body of Christ. John 1:11-13; II Corinthians 5:17; John 3:3-8; I Peter 1:22-25;
I Corinthians 12:13.
We believe that the true Church consists of the community of true believers in the
Lord Jesus Christ, who by faith have had their sins forgiven and been regenerated
by the Holy Spirit. We believe in the fellowship of all true believers in the Lord
Jesus Christ, recognizing that the true Church is not confined to any one denomination.
Hebrews 12:23-24; 1 John 1:7; Ephesians.3:3-10; 1 Corinthians.1:9; Ephesians.4:3-6;
We believe in the baptism, by immersion, of believers only. Matthew 28:19; Matthew
3:13-17; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 10:47; Hebrews 10:22; Acts 8:36-39.
The Lord’s Supper
We believe in the Breaking of Bread as commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ and as
practiced by the Early Church. 1 Cor.10:16-17; 1 Cor.11:23-32.
The Scriptures teach of a life of holiness, and we are to obey the command “Be ye
holy for I am holy.” Believers are sanctified (i.e. set apart) for God’s purpose
at conversion. Continuation in sanctification is the will of God for all believers,
and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word and through
faith and submission to the Holy Spirit. Hebrews12:14; Matthew5.48; 1Peter1:16: Hebrews
5:1; Phil.3:11-14; 1 Thess.5:23-24.
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, and that
this Baptism, as a distinct experience from the New Birth, is promised to every believer.
Matthew 3:11; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 1:4-8: Acts 8:14-17; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 2:32-33;
We believe in the gifts of healing and that God still, in our day, heals the sick.
Mark 16:16-18; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14-15.
We believe that God has never removed the gifts referred to in I Corinthians chapters
12, 13 and 14, and that whenever the Holy Spirit moves upon the Church in power,
these gifts are manifested. We believe it is contrary to the apostolic command for
any to: “forbid to speak in tongues”.
Priesthood of Believers
Each individual believer has full and equal access to God through our Lord Jesus
Christ, as a believer-priest. 1 Peter 2:1-9; Revelation 5:9-10(R.V); Rev. 1:6.
The ascend Christ has given various ministries to the Church and each of these exists
for the strengthening of and is essential to, the welfare of the Church. They are
set forth in Ephesians 4:11.I Corinthians 12:28 and elsewhere.
We believe in miracles, both as recorded in the Bible, and as being possible in the
present day. John 14:12; I Corinthians 12:10.
We believe that both the living and the dead will be judged, it being understood
that the believer’s condemnation was borne by our Lord Jesus Christ in His redemptive
work. John 5:24, 28-29; Revelation 20:11-15.