What We Believe

I. The Scriptures

  • All 66 books of the Bible in its original documents are the inspired Word of God, without any errors in their statements. It is the complete revealed Word of God for this age.

  • More than merely 'becoming' God's Word through an experience, every word of the Bible is definitively the inerrant, infallible, eternal Word of God.

  • The Bible is to be interpreted in a literal, normal manner.

II.  God

  • There is one true and living God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

III. Jesus Christ

  • He is the only begotten Son of God who took upon Himself flesh by way of the virgin birth, and dwelt among men here on this earth. He was at one and the same time fully God and man.

  • Jesus Christ died on the cross as a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. He arose bodily from the tomb, and ascended back into Heaven, and is now at the right hand of the Father, carrying on His ministry of intercession.

  • We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ: His pre-tribulational return in the air for the church and His pre-millennial return to earth to set up His kingdom.

IV.  Holy Spirit

  • The Holy Spirit is a divine person who convicts of sin, righteousness and judgement; bears witness to the truth and is the agent of the new birth. He seals, empowers, guides, teaches, bears witness to, sanctifies and helps the believer, indwelling every true child of God from the moment of salvation.

  • Even though a Christian may sin, being attracted by the world, the flesh or the devil, the Holy Spirit continues to indwell such a one, though He be grieved.

  • Spiritual gifts are distributed to each believer by the Holy Spirit as He determines. The sign gifts (healing, working of miracles, tongues and the interpretation of tongues) are no longer being given today, as they were temporary in nature.

V. Satan

  • Satan is a living, personal being; he is the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air. Satan is the author of sin and he and his angels shall be eternally punished.

  • As a believer is indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit, he cannot be possessed by a demon. Deliverance ministries to Christians are therefore pointless.

VI.  Mankind

  • Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful and lost, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for salvation.

VII. Salvation

  • Man is saved by grace through faith and nothing of man enters into his salvation.

  • As God's sovereignty does not negate man's freedom and responsibility, all men are invited genuinely to believe and be saved.

  • Every true child of God possesses eternal life, and cannot lose his salvation.

VIII.  Resurrection

  • There will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost; of the saved unto eternal life, and of the lost unto eternal conscious punishment.

IX.  Judgement

  • We believe that everyone, saved and unsaved, shall face God in Judgement

  • According to the Scriptures, the judgement of the saved will be separate from the judgement of the unsaved.

  • At the judgement seat of Christ believers will be rewarded according to their manner of life as Christians. They shall be rewarded or suffer loss of reward according to their works.

  • All unsaved shall be judged according to their works and cast into the lake of fire to suffer forever. This is called the Great White Throne Judgement

X. The World to Come

  • We believe that the end of this present world will come by fire, and the world to come will be eternal.

  • In the world to come there will be two eternal places: a place of endless joy for all the people of God who have been saved by

  • His grace, and a place of endless punishment for all who have never been reconciled to God by the blood of Christ.

XI.  The Local Church

  • The local church is an assembly of born again baptised believers united in organisation to practise New Testament ordinances, to meet together for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, and a united testimony; and to actively engage in carrying out the Great Commission.

  • The church and government each have definite and distinct spheres of responsibility.

  • The ordinances given to the local church are baptism by immersion, and the Lord's supper, a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ, until He returns.

  • There are two offices in the local church: pastor (also referred to as bishop or elder) and deacon. When there is more than one pastor, one of them will have a senior role as an administrative head. Pastors and deacons are to be men.

  • We believe in the independence and autonomy of the local church.

  • Compromising involvements with groups such as the World Council of Churches are contrary to the biblical admonition to 'come out from among them, and be separate'.

 


The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

Isaiah 40:8

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