What we believe

Statement of Faith

A. Bible

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God: that the sixty-six books as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God, and therefore, entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union. II Timothy 3:16,17; II Peter 1:19-21

B. God

We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Psalm 102:25-27; Matthew 28:29

C. Christ

We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return. John 1:1, 2:14; Philippians 2:5-8; John 8:56-58; Romans 3:24,25; Luke 1:30-35; I John 2:1,2

D. The Holy Spirit

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit who convinces of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; who regenerates, indwells, sanctifies, illuminates, comforts, helps and empowers those who believe in Jesus Christ. John 14:16,17; 16:7-13

E. Satan

We believe that Satan exists as the father of evil, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man. Matthew 4:1-3; II Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10

F. Man

We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; and that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death. Genesis 1:27,31; Romans 3:10-18; 5:12

G. Salvation

We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily gave His life to die in our place, to pay the penalty of our sin and satisfy God's holy standard of righteousness; that justification is by faith alone in the all - sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord. Galatians 4:4; Ephesians 1:4; John 3:16, I Timothy 2:4-6; John 10:27-29; Ephesians 4:10

H. Future Things

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgement and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked. I Thessalonians 4:16-18; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:6-15

I. The Local Church

We believe that the church is a company of the immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus Christ, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the Great Head of the Church. We believe that its officers are Pastors and Deacons. I Corinthians 1:2; Acts 2:41,42,47; I Timothy 3:1-15

J. Ordinances

We believe that there are only two ordinances for the Church regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order:

  • "Baptism" which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he/she obeys Christ's command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
  • "Communion of The Lord's Supper which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord's body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He comes. Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 8:12; 8:36-38; I Corinthians 11:23-32; Luke 22:19,20

K. The Church and State

We believe in the separation of the church and state. Matthew 22:19-22

L. Civil Government

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Romans 13:1-7, Matthew 22:19-22

M. Religious Liberty

We believe in religious liberty; that every person has the right to practice and propagate his/her beliefs. Romans 14:10-12

N. The Lord's Day

We believe that every day is the Lord's Day and we set apart Sunday as a day for worship as a church family. Our life should be lived daily in worship and spiritual exercise. Romans 14:5, I Corinthians 16:2

O. Marriage

We believe that marriage is defined in Genesis 1 & 2 as a covenant relationship between one man and one woman as designed by God. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:6