Our Statement of Faith
As Christian Bible believers, we subscribe to the following Declaration of the things which are most surely believed among us:
Praying that we may all be of the same mind and same judgment, speaking the same things in love; and with one voice glorifying God, to the edification of His people, and to give a Christian witness to the world. Luke 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:42
1. The Holy Scriptures
2 Peter 1:21; Matthew 28:29; 2 Timothy 3:16-17;
1 Corinthians 1:10
We believe that the Bible is God’s Holy Word. Both the Old Testament and New Testament were written by individuals who were Divinely Inspired. We believe that the Word of God is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Scriptures present to us the complete Revelation of God’s Divine will for the Salvation of humanity.
2. The Godhead
Our God is a Trinity, manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is infinitely perfect, being in His three persons Co-existent, Co-equal and Co-eternal. God the Father is the Creator and greater than all. The Son, Jesus Christ, was begotten of the Father, accepting the robe of flesh, being the True God -True Man, conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the Cross for both the just and the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all that believe in Him are justified by His shed Blood. He arose from the dead and is now at the right hand of Father God. He is our Intercessor and Great High Priest, and He will return again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and justice. The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person, Executor of the Godhead on earth, the Comforter sent by Jesus Christ to indwell, guide, illuminate, convict and teach the believer. He is the Spirit of Truth.
3. Humanity, the Fall, Redemption
Romans 5:12; 3:23; 3:10; Ephesians 2:8; John 3:16
Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression, rebellion, and fall, sin came into the world. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the work of the devil: and through His shed Blood on Calvary, redeems and restores man back to God. Salvation is the gift of God to men, separate from works and the law, and is made operative by Grace through Faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God.
4. The Church
Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 4:15; 1 Peter 1:23;
1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Mark 16:15-20
The True Church is the Living Spiritual Body of Jesus Christ, Christ being the head. The Church is made up of born-again believers, born of the Spirit and by the Word. The various gifts and offices of the Holy Spirit are delegated to the Church and are necessary for the fulfillment of the Great Commission, which Christ gave to His Disciples and to His Church.
We believe that God calls some men and women by His Holy Spirit to serve as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, for the perfecting of the Saints. Others serve as Counselors and Missionaries. We believe that the body of the Church have a responsibility to serve as ministers of reconciliation and in the “Ministry of Helps.”
6. The Sacred Sacraments & Ordinances
Water Baptism: Immersion is a direct command of our Lord Jesus Christ, and is for the Born-Again believer. All candidates should testify to being Born-Again and receive Biblical instruction regarding this Commitment. Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:4;
Colossians 2:12; Acts 8:36-39
Spirit Baptism: We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and Fire and that it is a gift of God, promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation, and is given after Salvation. According to Acts 2:4; this pouring on us in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. This is the physical sign of the inward fulfillment. We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit. Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17;
1 Corinthians 12:4-17; Acts 1:8, 2:4, 38-39; 10:44-48
Baby Dedication: We find no scriptural evidence of infants being baptized; therefore, we dedicate them unto the Lord as did Hannah with her son, Samuel, and as our Lord Jesus Christ was dedicated and blessed. In Jesus’ own example, He said, “Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, “ and then He blessed the little children.
Luke 2:25-28; Matthew 19:14-15; Mark 10:14
Sanctification (cleansing and purifying): We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive, work of Grace, beginning at Salvation and continuing perpetually. Hebrews 13:12;
2 Thess 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 5:26;
1 Corinthians 6:11; John 17:17; 1 Thess 5:23
The Lord’s Supper: The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was instituted by The Lord Jesus Christ and is a memorial/celebration to His Death and Resurrection. The Bread and the Fruit of the Vine are an expression of the Body and Blood of our Saviour when blessed, broken and given. We believe that children should be taught this worship at a very early age by their parents and the Church. We believe in the humility of foot washing as set forth by our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:26-27;
Matthew 26:29; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:18
Intercession: We believe in prayer for the sick, prayer for deliverance, the laying on of hands, anointing with Holy oil, and Intercession by the Spirit.
Mark 16:18; John 5:14-15; Romans 8:26
Rapture, Revelation and Eternal Life: We believe the Word of God promises us this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. His coming is imminent, We believe in the Thousand Year Reign. We believe that it is unwise to teach a fixed time for the Lord’s return, but to exhort readiness at all times. We are to occupy until His coming - doing Kingdom work as God has called us. Acts 1:11; 1 Thes 4:16-17; Revelation 20:6;
Mark 13:32-33; Hebrews 9:27
7. Eternal Life
All of humanity will inherit Eternal Life. Heaven or hell! We believe if one dies in an unregenerated condition, they will be eternally lost and hell will be their eternal destination