Statement of faith

THE BIBLE. We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as fully inspired of God and accept them as our final and sufficient authority for faith and life. (Isaiah 8:20, Luke 16:29, Eph. 2:20, 2 Tim. 3:15-17) 

GOD. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4, Jer. 10:10, Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19, 2 Cor. 13:14, John 1:1-3; 14:11; 15:26, Heb. 1:2, 1 John 4:14-15)

JESUS. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.  (Matt. 1:20-25, John 1:1-3; 14; 18; 20:28, Acts 20:28, Rom. 9:5, Heb. 1:8, Titus 2:13, 2 Peter 1:1, Matt. 1:1-16, Luke 3:23-38)

HOLY SPIRIT. We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and abiding presence in the true believer. (John 14:16; 26; 15:26; 16:7, Rom. 5:5; 8:1-17, 1 Cor. 12-14, Gal. 5:16-26)

MAN & SIN. We believe that God created man in His own image: that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual: that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues in actual transgressions involving personal guilt.  (Gen. 1:26-27, Gen. 3, Rom. 3:23; 5:12-14, Gal. 3:22)

SALVATION. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the Scriptures, and that all who repent of their sin and believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (John 3:16, Rom. 3:23-26, Heb. 2:7, Eph. 1:7, Rom. 3:24; 5:9)

RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His Ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.  (Matt. 28:6, Luke 24:5-6, John 21:14, 1 Cor. 15:3-4; 12-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1-2; 9-11, Heb. 4:14; 8:1-6, 1 John 2:1)

RETURN OF CHRIST. We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matt. 24:30; 37-44, 1 Cor. 15:24, 1 Thes. 4:14-17; 5:1-2, Rev. 1:7)

RESURRECTION. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost. (Eccl. 11:9; 12:14, Acts 17:31, Rom. 14:10, 2 Cor. 15:51-52, Heb. 9:27, Rev. 20:11-15)

THE CHURCH. We believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, and who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit.   In the same way in the local church, the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of Church membership. (Matt. 16:18, 18:17, 26:16-20, John 3:5-7, Acts 2:41; 47, Rom. 9:23-26, 1 Cor. 1:1-2; 12:27, Eph. 2:8-9; 19-22, 1 Peter 1:1; 2:9-10)


 



















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