ARTICLES OF FAITH
We believe the Bible, as
originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in
all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that the Godhead
exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God, sovereign
in creation, providence and redemption.
We believe in the true
and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in
His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection,
in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and in His second advent to receive His Church.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the deity of the
Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration
and sanctification. We believe that every true Christian received
the Holy Spirit when they were born again and it is impossible to be born again and not have the Holy Spirit
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in
you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
THE GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT
We are continuists and
as such believe all the gift will be in existence until the second coming of Christ. This is not a second work of grace but the results of the Holy Spirit, which the believer received
at salvation, working in a person and manifesting the gifts as He wills.
We believe in the universal
sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
We believe in the necessity
for salvation of the repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted
as righteous in God's sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received
by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.
We believe in the doctrine of "eternal security."
The doctrine of eternal
security in theological language is referred to as the "perseverance of the saints." In common expression it is referred to
as "once saved, always saved" or "once a Christian, always a Christian
He who believes has eternal life (John 6:47)....
Every one who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day (John 6:40)....
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish: no one can snatch them out of my hand (John 10:28) ....There is now
no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).... Those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed
to the likeness of his Son (Romans 8:29).... [Nothing] will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ
Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:39).... [Christ] will keep you strong to the end (1 Corinthians 1:8).... God is faithful; he will
not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear (1 Corinthian 10:13).... He who began a good work in you will carry it on
to completion (Philippians 1:6).... We have passed from death to life (1 John 3:14).
We believe in the spiritual
unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.
We believe in the ministries
that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and in the present operation
of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.
(Ps some seem to have trouble understanding this statement so
let me make it clear. We are continuist by that I mean we believe that all the
gifts including the five-fold ministry have not
We believe in the baptism
of believers by immersion in water in obedience to the command of Christ and in the commemoration of Christ's death by the
observance of the Lord's Supper until His return.
We believe that the gospel
embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the gospel to the world and to
fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.
THE COMING KING
We believe in the personal,
physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.
THE FUTURE STATE
We believe in the resurrection
of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious
punishment of the wicked.