This Church holds the following Statement of Faith as being of Christian doctrine whose authority consists in its agreement with the Word of God.
1. The Bible in its original documents is the verbally inspired Word of God, the written record of supernatural revelation of Himself to man, absolute in its authority, complete in its revelation, final in content, and without errors in its statements. The Bible has been divinely preserved in the English language without error in the King James Version. All references made to God’s Word refer to the King James Version.
2 Timothy 3:16, John 10:35, Psalm 89:34, Hebrews 6:18, 2 Peter 3:16
2. There is one God, eternally existent, Creator of the Heaven and earth. He is manifested in three persons- Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1-2, Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, John 14:9, 1 Timothy 3:16, 1 John 5:7
3. The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God Who took on flesh and dwelt on earth. He was sinless, perfect and gave Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice by shedding His blood and dying on the cross. He then returned back from the dead. This was to pay for all sins (past and present and future) for all who believe.
2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 2:9, Titus 2:14, Hebrews 10:10-13, Hebrews 9:12-28, Acts 13:38-41, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 John 3:5
4. God is absolutely sovereign, and in His Sovereignty, He gave man a free will to receive or reject the Salvation that He had provided. It is God’s will that all will be saved and that none should perish, He foreknows, but He does not predetermine any man to be condemned.
1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Peter 3:9, John 6:64-65, Romans 8:29-30, Acts 10:34
5. Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful and lost. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for salvation. The moment a person receives Christ as His Saviour, immediately the Holy Spirit indwells the believer and the believer is sealed until the day of redemption.
Romans 3:23, John 3:7, Romans 8:9, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Ephesians 1:13-14 Titus 3:5
6. Man is saved by grace through faith and nothing man can do enters into salvation. It is a free gift. Man’s efforts, regardless of how good or well-intended before or after salvation, have nothing to do with Salvation. Salvation is by the finished work of Christ and nothing can be added to it.
Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 2:16, Romans 11:6, Colossians 2:13, Titus 3:5 Romans 3:22
7. Every true child of God now possesses eternal life. They are justified by faith, sanctified by God and sealed with the Holy Spirit. The child of God is safe and secure for all eternity, and cannot lose his salvation. However, a Christian can, through sin, lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony and reward and incur the Father’s chastisement. This relationship is eternal having been established by the new birth at Salvation. Fellowship however, is dependent upon obedience.
1 Corinthians 3:11-17, Hebrews 12:5-11, 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, 1 Corinthians 11:30-32
8. A true child of God has two births; one of the flesh, and the other of the Spirit. This means the believer possesses a fleshly and a spirit nature. The old, fleshly nature is neither good nor righteous. The new, spiritual man however, is righteous. These two natures result in warfare between the Spirit and the flesh, which continues until physical death or the return of the Lord. The fleshly nature of the believer does not change in any way with the new birth but can be controlled and kept subdued by the indwelling Spirit of God.
John 3:3-7, Romans 7:15-25, Romans 8:8, Galatians 5:17, 1 John 3:9, 1 Peter 1:23, 1 John 5:18, 1 John 1:8
9. A Christian should live righteously and maintain Godly works, not as a means of salvation in any sense, but as the proper evidence and fruit of salvation.
Ephesians 2:10, Titus 3:8
10. There will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost. The saved will be resurrected unto eternal life, and the lost unto eternal, conscious punishment. These two resurrections are separated by at least 1,000 years.
Daniel 12:2, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 20:5-16, Matthew 25:41
11. We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ to earth. His return is imminent and is to occur before the wrath of God is poured out upon the earth. We also believe that He will set up His earthly kingdom for a period of 1,000 years when He will rule and reign personally upon the earth.
1 Thessalonians 5:9-11, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Revelation 3:10, Titus 2:13, Isaiah 26:19-21, Revelation 4:1
12. We believe Satan is a created being, a rebellious and fallen angel, the author of sin, and the tempter who instigated the fall of man. We believe he is real and not an imaginary influence, but rather the father of lies, the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience, the god of this world, the accuser of the brethren, the adversary of Christ and His Church, and that he transforms himself into an angel of light to entice and deceive. We believe he counterfeits the works of God by fostering religious movements and systems of doctrine, which in every case are characterised by denial of the efficacy of the blood of Christ and of salvation by grace alone. We also believe he is destined by God’s final and righteous judgement to be cast into the lake of fire and brimstone which God has prepared for Satan and his angels, where the beast and the false prophet are, and there he shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Revelation 12:7-10, Isaiah 14:12-15, Ezekiel 28:13-17, Genesis 3:1-6, John 8:44, Ephesians 2:2, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 1 Peter 5:8,
2 Corinthians 11:14-15, Revelation 20:10, Matthew 25:41
13. God can heal but physical healing is not guaranteed because we are saved. God heals miraculously today when it is His will to do so. Healing cannot be claimed through salvation. At times, it is God’s will for sickness not to be removed. Physical healing will be culminated in the redemption of our bodies.
Romans 8:23, 2 Corinthians 12:7-19, James 5:14-16, 1 John 3:2
14. The gift of tongues (languages) was a manifestation of the Spirit’s power solely for the demonstration of God’s wisdom, purpose and power in the establishment of the early church, and was always in a language that was in use.
Acts 2:6, 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
15. The true child of God is not under the law but under grace. Saved by grace and disciplined by grace.
Romans 6:14-15, Romans 11:6, 2 Corinthians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 10:23-31
16. It is every Christian’s privilege and duty to make clear God’s plan of salvation to others wherever and in whatever vocation he or she may be.
Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Thessalonians 2:4
17. We believe in the separation of church and state, with each having a definite and distinct sphere and responsibility.
18. We believe in the priesthood of all believers. Christ is our Great High Priest and through Him every born again believer has the right and the responsibility to personally study and interpret the Scriptures and in the light of Scripture be personally guided by the Holy Spirit.
Revelation 1:6, Hebrews 4:14-16, 1 Timothy 2:5, 2 Timothy 2:5, 2 Peter 1:20-21
19. We believe in the importance of the local church and that it is an assembly of born again baptised believers. It is to practice New Testament ordinances; meet for worship, prayer, fellowship, and teaching; and to actively engage in carrying out the Great Commission.
Matthew16:18, Acts 13:1-3, Acts 15:4-16:5, 1 Corinthians 11:2
20. We believe in the independence and autonomy of the local church, and that no religious hierarchy has any scriptural grounds to dictate and run the affairs of any local church.
21. We believe there are two ordinances given to the local church: Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. Believer’s Baptism is by immersion, thus portraying the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and cup by the believer as a continuing memorial of Christ’s death until He returns. The elements for the Lord’s Supper are grape juice and unleavened bread.
Romans 6:1-3, 1 Corinthians 11:2, 23-26, Luke 22:14-20