What We Believe

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible to be the scriptures of truth, the infallible Word of God, fully inspired.
It is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
Joshua 1:8

MANKIND

We believe in the total depravity of mankind, because of that depravity we cannot save ourselves. Only an act of divine mercy and grace can save us. This alone comes through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 19:17, Ephesians 2:1-10

THE BLOOD OF CHRIST

We believe in the efficacy and the power of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ to redeem and cleanse a man or woman from their sin. All the just demands of a Holy God have been satisfied because of His shed blood.Only the blood of Jesus Christ is sufficient to make atonement for us - ‘Nothing but the blood of Jesus’.
Matthew 26:28, Romans 5:9

THE GODHEAD

We believe in the trinity and unity of the Godhead - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
1 John 5:7

THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the pre-existence of the Lord Jesus Christ as the Word (Greek ‘Logos’), as the Son of God who became the Son of Man. We believe that ‘in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily’.
John 1:14, Col 2:9

THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST

We believe in His miraculous virgin birth, conceived of the Holy Ghost. We believe in His impeccable sinless life, living for us and keeping for us the law of God that we could not keep. We believe in His substitutional and atoning death at Calvary, paying in full the price God demanded for sin. We believe in His bodily resurrection - rising from the grave on the third day according to the scriptures and because He lives, we shall live also. We believe in His high priestly ministry, as He stands ‘bodily’ for us in the presence of God making intercession for us, He is the only mediator between God and mankind. We believe in His ‘personal’ second coming - bodily, literally, physically - to resurrect the righteous dead, to translate the living church, to set up His glorious and everlasting Kingdom.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the sovereignty and work of God the Holy Spirit, convicting men and women of sin, of righteousness and of judgement. We believe in the Baptism and fullness of the Holy Spirit for all believers, in His gifts and His graces right to this present day. We believe that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, recorded in the New Testament, have never been taken out of the church.
Acts 2:38-39

THE FUTURE STATE

We believe in the punishment and the judgement of the ungodly in the lake of fire, which the Lord Jesus Himself mentions several times. This is the solemn fate of the Christ rejecter. That is why, knowing the terror of the Lord - we persuade men! Therefore we believe in the eternal conscious bliss of the redeemed and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.
Rev 20:15

THE CHURCH

We believe the Church of Jesus Christ is made up of men and women from every nation under Heaven who have experienced the new birth and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19

THE ORDINANCES

We believe in the Ordinances of the Church, such as - the Lord's Supper, Believers’ Baptism (by full immersion) and divine healing according to the scriptures by the laying on of hands and anointing the sick with oil in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:41-43

ORDER

We believe that the Bible sets out guidelines for God’s standard of order in the Church regarding worship and the use of spiritual gifts. We believe in the freedom of expression but this ought to be tempered with love, respect and consideration for others and should always be biblical. God is not the author of confusion but of order.
1 Cor 14:40