We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation the whole Bible is a revelation from God to mankind, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Timothy 3:15-16)
We believe in one God, eternally existent and uncreated in three persons. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matt. 28:19, Mark 12:29)
We believe that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, unchanging, worthy of our adoration and trust, and most importantly, He is Holy. He is the great “I AM,” the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has granted us all we need for life and is the source of all we need to live a life of godliness (2 Peter 1:3). God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises (Isaiah 43:10, 11; Acts 17:28)
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is part of the Godhead referred to in (John1:1). The Scriptures prophesied His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23-25), His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22), His miracles (Acts 2:22; Acts 10:38), His substitutionary work on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21), His bodily resurrection from the dead (Romans 8:34; Mark 16:6,19; Luke 24:1-7, 50, 51; Acts 1:9-10), His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9, 11; Acts 2:33; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3)
Through the shed blood of Jesus, mankind’s only hope for salvation is to put their faith in Him (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 2:8-9) By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7)
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead. He is co-equal, co-eternal and co-existent with the Father and with the Son. His ministry upon the earth is to convict, covert and sanctify man (Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:15-16) as well as be a comforter, counsellor, helper, intercessor, advocate and the one who empowers the Church with gifts for the work of the ministry (Acts 1:4; 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12).
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by Jesus to all believers and is received subsequent to and is distinct from the experience of New Birth. While there is an initial baptism, there are many subsequent in-fillings of the Spirit (Acts 4:29-31). The ultimate purpose of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is so that we as believers, may have the power to be witnesses (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2)
We believe that Jesus Christ, as Head of the Church, established two ordinances for the believers to follow: Water Baptism and Communion. Baptism in water, by full immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord. It is for all believers as they identify with His death, burial and resurrection (Matthew 3:13-16, 28:19; Romans 6:4; Hebrews 10:22)
We believe Communion is also a commandment of the Lord Jesus that must be received consistently until His return. Only believers can come to the Table of the Lord, which consists of the bread and the cup. The bread – His body, which was broken for us. The cup – His blood that was shed for us. Both elements are witnesses of the New Covenant believers now enjoy while prophetically declaring His soon return (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:26)
We believe that the only way to God the Father, is through Jesus Christ His son, and to accept Him as Lord and Saviour through repentance of sins. (John 14:6). We believe that salvation is a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until Jesus Christ’s return. (I Thessalonians 5:23; Philippians 3:12-14). The inward evidence of salvation is the Holy Spirit bearing witness with our spirit (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence of salvation is a life of true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12)
We believe that Christ is the head of the Church, and the church is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23), and through the enabling power of the Spirit, we have been appointed to fulfil the great commission. As Such, we, as believers, are to gather together as an Assembly and encourage one another (Hebrews 10:25). Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 2:22). As a divinely called and ordained ministry, the Church has been given a threefold purpose: Proclaim the Gospel to the whole of creation (Mark 16:15-20); Worship of God the Father (John 4:23,24); Equipping the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16)
We believe in the bodily resurrection and the ascension of Christ. (Romans 8:34, Mark 16:6, 19; Luke 24:1-7, 50, 51; Acts 1:9-10). As such, those who have fallen asleep in Christ will also be raised, together with those believers who remain unto the coming of the Lord. This is the imminent and blessed hope of the church (1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Romans 8:23)
We believe that Jesus Christ will return to earth in His glory as God the Son to judge the living and the dead. (Matthew 16:27; 25:31-46; John 5:25-29; Acts 1:11; 24:15; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Revelation 20)
“According to His promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.” 2 Peter 3:13
THE APOSTLES CREED
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father [and the Son].
With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
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