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The following is a summary of our statement of faith. In other words, what we believe as Christ followers.


THE BIBLE

We believe this is the inspired and infallible word of God. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21

GOD

We believe the Godhead is eternally co-equal and co-existant in three persons; not three Gods but one; not one Person but three, namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. 

Matthew 28:19, Mark 12: 29; Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4


JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Thus we uphold His complete deity as well as His complete humanity; two natures but one undivided Person. Fully human but fully God. 

Luke 1:30-35, John 1:1; Hebrews 2:9-16; Hebrews 1:5-12; Philippians 2:5-8


THE RESURRECTION

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He ascended into heaven where He is now seated at the right hand of God, in the position of power and authority. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead. 

Daniel 12:2 (NIV), Romans 8:34, Mark 12:36; Mark 14:62; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 20; Philippians 2:8-11; Acts 2:33


LORDSHIP OF JESUS CHRIST

We confess the Lord Jesus Christ and no other, as head of the Church, and as our Lord. 

Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 4:15-16; Colossians 1:18, 24


THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe that the Lord Jesus will show Himself in glory, majesty and power and in a physical presence. This is the second coming of Christ and the hope of the Church. 

Matthew 24:30, Luke 21:27; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 22:7; Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18


THE FALL

Every individual has sinned, is guilty before God, and therefore experiences a separation from God. Man by nature is sinful and incapable of saving his own soul. 

Romans 3:10,23; Ephesians 2:8-10


REDEMPTION

The Lord Jesus Christ, by His life, death, resurrection and ascension, has made available to all mankind the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. These blessings are made personally real to the individual, not by works, or by any personal merit in themselves, but by faith alone, which is accompanied by repentance. 

John 3:16, Romans 8:8-13; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4-7; Titus 2:11


THE NEW BIRTH

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in the New Birth, which makes a repentant sinner a child of God being baptised by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ. 

2 Corinthians 5:17, John 1:11-13; John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:22-25; 1 Corinthians 12:13


THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He is also an abiding presence in every Christian from the moment of their acceptance of Jesus Christ as saviour. We therefore believe in the continuous infilling of the Holy Spirit for every believer and the operation of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right and pleasing to God. As Christ-followers, we seek to live under His control daily. 

Ephesians 5:18, 2 Corinthians 3:17; Isaiah 61:1, 2; Galatians 4: 6-7


THE CHURCH

We believe that the true Church consists of the community of true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, who by faith have had their sins forgiven and have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe in the fellowship of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, recognizing that the true Church is not confined to any one denomination.

1 John 1:7