Full Statement of Faith

We believe that the Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired Word of God and without mistakes as originally written. We believe it is the complete revelation of God’s will and is the only rule for salvation, life and practice.

( 2 Timothy 3:16 ; 2 Peter 1:19-21 )

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three are equal in power dignity and glory and that they execute distinct and harmonious roles in the work of redemption.

( Exodus 20:2,3 ; 1 Corinthians 8:6 ; Ephesians 2:18 )

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutionary death on the cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His personal imminent return

( Isaiah 7:14 ; Matthew 1:18-25 ; John 1:1 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 )

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person possessing all the attributes of personality and of deity. He is equal with the Father and with the Son and is of the same nature. He is active in regenerating and sanctifying sinful man and indwells, guides and preserves each believer.

( John 14:26 , 15:7-11 ; Acts 13:2 ; Ephesians 1:13,14 )

We believe that the Scriptures teach that man was created by God and for God. We believe that by voluntary transgression he fell from his sinless state and died spiritually, which is separation from God and suffered physical death as a result. As a result all men are now sinners by nature and practice.

( Genesis 1:27 ; Isaiah 53:6 ; Romans 3:23 , 5:12-19 )

We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the mediatorial work of the Son of God. It is wholly apart from works and is upon the sole condition of repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. In order to be saved the sinner must be born again, being regenerated by the power of the Holy Spirit and becoming the recipient of a new nature.

Ephesians 2:8,9 ; 2 Peter 1:4 ; John 3:3-6 ; Acts 13:39 , 16:31 ; 2 Corinthians 7:10 )
We believe that the church is comprised of believers who have exercised faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and in whom the Holy Spirit dwells. Born again believers observe the ordinances of Christ, are governed by His law and exercise the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word. The only Scriptural offices are bishops (or pastors) and deacons as defined in the Epistles of Timothy and Titus.

( Matthew 28:19,20 ; Acts 2:41,42 ; 1 Corinthians 3:16 ; 1 Timothy 3:1-3 ; Titus 1:5-9 )

We believe that the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer which shows as an emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, with its effects in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life and that it is a pre-requisite to the privileges of church membership. We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration by believers of His death until He comes.

( Acts 8:36-39 ; 1 Corinthians 11:23-28 )

We believe the Scriptures teach that all those who through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ will spend eternity in full enjoyment of God’s presence, and that those who through impenitence and unbelief refuse to accept God’s offer of mercy will spend eternity in everlasting punishment.

( Psalm 16:11 ; Matthew 25:34-46 ; John 14:2 )
We believe the Scriptures teach that the devil is a created angel who rebelled against God and who as the “god of this age; and the prince of the power of the air,” is full of all subtlety and seeks continually to frustrate the purposes of God and to ensnare the sons of man.

( Isaiah 14:12-15 ; Ephesians 2:2 ; Revelation 12:9 ; 2 Corinthians 4:4 )

We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon the name of our Lord and Saviour. It is our duty to be separate from religious apostasy and from worldly practices.

( 1 Timothy 4:1-3 ; Romans 12:1-2 ; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 )