WHO WE ARE
What We Believe
We believe that we are in the age of the reformation of all things. God has surpassed our mental perception and is working in the realm of the Spirit, saving souls across traditional and denominational barriers in bringing the body of Christ into unity and fellowship.
Authority of Scripture
We believe the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and infallible Word of God. Its teachings and authority are absolute. (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)
We believe in one Omnipresent, Omnipotent, and Omniscient God, in His manifested presence for His glory. He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; II Cor. 13:14; Isa. 43:10-11)
We believe that water baptism is necessary for salvation. It symbolizes the burial of the old nature and the resurrection of the new man in Christ. (Rom. 6:3-4, 7; Acts 2:38; Matt. 28:19-20; Eph. 4:5)
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God. Adam’s voluntary sin caused the human race to fall from its sinless position, resulting in each individual inheriting a sinful nature. This nature manifests itself in habitual acts of sin in thought, word, and deed. Each individual has also become alienated from God, incurring not only in physical death but also in spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Gen. 1:26-27)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is a divine person possessed of all the attributes of Deity. In His pre-incarnated state, He existed eternally with God and was God and should be worshipped by men and angels.
The Lord Jesus, of His own choice, laid aside His divine glory, took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. He was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. In every aspect, He became a real man possessed of all the essential characteristics of human nature.
By His death, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin. The justice of God against sinners was satisfied and a ground furnished whereby God can deal in mercy with sinners. He redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse on the Cross in our place.
He, who Himself was absolutely without sin, was made sin by having our sins placed upon Him as He hung upon the Cross, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (John 1:1-5; Luke 1:35; Rom. 3:23-25; Acts 10:40-42; I Cor. 15:3-8; Phil. 2:5-11; Acts 2:23-28)
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, and is possessed of all the divine attributes of God. The Holy Spirit is God; He convicts the world of sin, regenerates, enlightens, indwells, and seals all believers with the stamp of approval. He guides them into all truth and baptizes them into one Body.
The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts for service and provides the power to effectively exercise those gifts, to enable us to live the Christ-like life. (Rom. 8:9, 12:1-8; I Cor. 12; Eph. 1:13-14, 4:4-6, 11-13, 5:18; Gal. 5:16-23)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace. It is received only and altogether by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. It is not as a result of any works, though it results in the practice of obedience to God’s will. Our salvation is made sure, and we are kept by His power. (Rom. 10:9-10, 8:1, 38-39; John 1:12; 5:24; 10:27-30)
We believe that the Church, which is the Body and Bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all believers of this age. (Eph. 1:22-23; 5:22-33; I Cor. 12:12-14; Heb. 4:14-16)
We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, the deceiver of mankind, who is the open and declared enemy of God and man. (Job 1:6-7; Matt. 4:2-11, 25:41; Isa. 14:12-17)
Second Coming of Christ
We believe that the next great event in the “Fulfillment of Prophecy” will be the personal and visible coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, to receive all believers to rule and reign with Him. (I Thes. 1:10, 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14; I John 3:1-3)
Responsibility of Believers
We believe that all Christians should seek to have a lifestyle that does not bring reproach to their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, for sin no longer has dominion over them. (Rom. 12:1-2, 14:13; II Cor. 6:14-7:1; Matt. 5:16)
We believe that it is the duty of every believer to be a living testimony of Jesus Christ, by his or her words and lifestyle. They must also be able to proclaim the truths of the Holy Scriptures. (Acts 1:8; II Cor. 5:17-20)
It is the responsibility of all Christians to remember the work of the Lord in prayer and to support it with their time, money and God-given abilities and spiritual gifts, as the Lord has enabled them. (I Cor. 16:2; I Cor. 12; II Cor. 8:3-5, 9:6-8; Eph. 4:11-13; Rom. 12:1-8)
We believe that the souls of those who have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation do at death pass immediately into the presence of the Lord. They remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body, at which time the soul and body will be reunited and shall be associated with Him forever in His glory.
We believe that the souls of unbelievers are in a conscious state after death, but separated from the Lord. They remain there until the final judgment, at which time their souls will be reunited with their resurrected bodies and punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and His eternal glories. (Luke 16:19-26, 23:43; II Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23-24; II Thes. 1:7-9; Rev. 20:11-15; John 5:28-29, 11:25-26; Matt. 25: 41-46; Dan. 12:2)