WHAT WE BELIEVE

GOD


We believe there is only one true God, who revealed himself as the creator of heaven and earth. God is revealed to us as a trinity in the persons of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)




JESUS CHRIST


Jesus is the son of God. He was born of a virgin birth, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on a cross to pay for our sins, arose from the grave, and ascended in to heaven where he is sitting at the right hand of God. (Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 7:26, Acts 2:22, 1 Corinthians 15:3, Matthew 28:6, Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 1-3)




THE FALL OF MAN


Man was created by God, in his own image. However, by mans own voluntary actions, man fell out of God's grace and favor. This resulted in not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is seperation from God. (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 2:17, Gensis 3:6, Romans 5:12-19)




SALVATION


Man's only means of regaining a relationship with God is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the son of God. Salvation is received when man turns from his sin and turns toward faith in God and Jesus.

(Luke 24:47, John 3:3, Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:5-7)




BAPTISM IN WATER


Following the command of New Testament teaching, those who have experienced salvation should be baptized in water. This act is an outward symbol of new spiritual life in Christ.

(Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4)




HOLY COMMUNION


Holy Communion, also referred to as "The Lord's Supper", consists of bread or wafers and the fruit of the vine. Believers in Jesus Christ share communion to remember his death and look forward to his return. It is also an expression of the believers' shared divine nature of the Christ.

(1 Corinthians 11:26, 2 Peter 1:4)




BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


Believers are encouraged to experience the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, which was the typical experience in the early Christian church. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit brings power for life and service, a deeper love for God, a greated dedication to Christ and his work and Word.

(Luke 24:49, Acts 2:42, Mark 16:20)




DIVINE POWER - BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT


We believe every Christian should be "born of" the Spirit and subsequently "filled with" the Holy Spirit. This is also known as: the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, receiving the Spirit, or being filled with the Spirit. This is a gift from God as promised by Jesus to all believers and is received by faith, subsequent to the New Birth. Being filled with the Spirit gives a believer power to be a witness for Christ, and is the entry point for the supernatural, victorious life. The Bible teaches that this experience is received by faith and is often evident by the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including speaking in a heavenly language also known as speaking in tongues.

(Matthew 3:11, John 14:16,17, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, Acts 38, Acts 19:1-7, Eph 5:18)




GROWTH - SANTIFICATION


We believe the true Christian life is made apparent by the actions and continual spritiual growth developed and produced in the life of a believer. This process of sanctification leads to a genuine Christ-like life and is a definite, yet progressive work of grace. This process begins at the time of accepting and confessing Jesus as your personal Lord and Saviour and continues throughout our Christian life.

(Hebrews 12:14, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Peter 3:18, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 3:12-14, 1 Corinthians 1:30)




BLESSINGS - DIVINE HEALING


We believe that Jesus desires the abundant life for all believers who walk in the light of His Word. This includes many blessings - spirit, soul and body. God promises to forgive all our sins and to heal all our diseases. Therefore, we believe that health and healing for the mental, emotional, and physical ills of the human mind and body are available by the power of God. The Bible teaches us several pathways by which to access God's divine help and healing power. This includes: the prayer of faith, the laying on of hands, and being led by the Spirit and/or by the supernatural gifts of the Spirit. Healing has been provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today. (John 10:10, Psalm 103:3, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-25, 1 Peter 2:24, Matthew 8:17, Isaiah 53:4-5)




THINGS TO COME - THE RETURN OF JESUS


We believe in the physical return of Jesus Christ. We believe His coming is imminent. When He comes, the dead in Christ will rise first, then we who are alive will be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in Heaven. After this rapture event, we believe the Tribulation, a period of 7 years, will take place on earth. Following the Tribulation, Jesus shall return to the Earth as King of kings, the Lord of lords. Believers will return with Him and will reign with Christ on earth for a thousand years during what is known as the Millennial Reign of Christ. (Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17, Revelation 20:6)




FINAL DESTINATION


We believe that a person who physically dies without accepting and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord is hopelessly and eternally lost. This person will spend eternity in hell and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel and repenting and will spend eternity seperated from God. (Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20)





FAITH STATEMENT

The Bible, both Old and New Testament, is the foundation of our faith and practice. For this reason, you will find scripture references following each of our fundamental truths so that further explanation can be pursued.

 

 

 

 

 

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