Our Doctrinal Basis
The Holy Scriptures, known as the Bible are the inspired Word of God and our all sufficient rule for faith and practice.
The Eternal Godhead
WE BELIEVE in the unity of the true and living God who is the eternal, self existent one, who has revealed Himself as one being in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and who is the Creator and preserver of things visible and invisible.
(Bible verses reference Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; Genesis 1:1; Psalm 86:9-10; Isaiah 43:10-11; John 1:1-3)
The Lord Jesus Christ
WE BELIEVE in the Lord Jesus Christ, the second person of the triune Godhead, who was and is the eternal Son of God; that he became incarnated by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary.
WE BELIEVE in His sinless life, miraculous ministry, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, glorious ascension, and abiding intercession.
(Bible verses reference Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22; Acts 2:22; 10:38; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 9:12; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Acts 1:9; Ephesians 4:8-10, Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25)
The Holy Spirit
WE BELIEVE in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the triune Godhead, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, and is over present and active in the work of convicting and regenerating the sinner, and sanctifying and guiding the believer into all truths.
(Bible verses reference John 14:26; John 19:8-11; 1 Peter 1:2; Romans 8:14)
The Holy Scriptures
WE BELIEVE in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, namely the Old and New Testaments in their original writings. All Scriptures is given by inspiration of God, and is infallible, in errantly revealing the will of God concerning us all in all things necessary to our salvation, and is absolute supreme and sufficient in authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The Bible does not simply contain the Word of God, but is, in reality, the complete revelation and very word of God, inspired by the Holy spirit, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.
(Bible verses reference Matthew 5:17,18; 24:35; John 4:39; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:10-21)
WE BELIEVE in the personality of the devil, who, by his influence, brought about the downfall of man, and now seeks to destroy the faith of every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Bible verses reference Genesis 3:1-15; Matthew 4:1-11: Luke 4:1-13; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8; John 13:2)
The Fall Of Man
WE BELIEVE that man was created by God by immediate act and in His image and likeness, morally upright and perfect, but fell by voluntary transgression. Consequently, all men are separated from original righteousness, being depraved and without spiritual life.
(Bible verses reference Genesis 1: 26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)
WE BELIEVE that God’s answer to man’s sinful state is in the death of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross, whose sufferings and shed blood have made full atonement for the sins of the whole world, both original and actual, and that there is no other ground for salvation.
(Bible verses reference 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:25-26; 1 Peter 1:19-20)
Salvation Of Man
WE BELIEVE is received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Chris. This experience is also known as the new birth and is an instantaneous and complete operative of the Holy Spirit whereupon the believing sinner is regenerated, justified, and adopted into the family of God and becomes a new creation in Christ Jesus and heir of eternal life
(Bible verses reference – Titus 2: 11, 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 5:1)
WE BELIEVE the Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointment for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and church of the first-born which are written in heaven.
(Bible verses reference – Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:22; Hebrews 12:23)
WE BELIEVE that baptism, by single immersion, in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, is enjoined upon all who have repented and have believed in Christ as Saviour and Lord, and that it is symbolic of our identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
(Bible verses reference – Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 10:47-48; 2:38-39; Romans 6:4-5; Colossians 2:12; Mark 16:16)
The Lords Supper
WE BELIEVE the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the element of bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4); a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined upon believers “until He comes”
(Bible verses reference – Luke 22:15-20; Matthew 26:26-28; Acts 20:7)
Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication onto God. WE BELIEVE it is the glorious provision for every believer in Christ to be made pure in heart and wholly sanctified, through the operation of the Holy Spirit, by the blood of Jesus and the Word of God.
(Bible verses reference – John 17:15-19; Acts 15:8-9; I Thessalonians 4:3-4; Hebrews 2:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; Hebrews 10:16-19; Romans 12:1-2)
The Baptism In The Holy Spirit
WE BELIEVE that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the bestowing of the believer with power to be an effective witness for Christ. This experience is distinct from, and subsequent to, the new birth; is received by faith, and is accompanied by the manifestation of speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, as the initial evidence.
(Bible verses reference – Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4,5,8; 2:1-4; 8:15-19; 11:14-17; 19:1-7)
WE BELIEVE in the present day operation of the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, as recorded in 1 Corinthians 12. We also believe in the ministry gifts of Christ, as recorded in Ephesians 4:11-13.
In accordance with the teachings of the scriptures, we trust our heavenly Father to protect and heal our bodies from sickness and disease. WE BELIEVE that divine healing for the body, as with all redemptive blessings of God, has been provided for us by the atoning death and victorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ; it is the privilege of all believers and it is appropriated bu faith in our heavenly Father’s unfailing promises.
(Bible verses reference – Exodus 15:26; Isaiah 53:4; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24; Psalms 103:3; James 5:14-15; Mark 16:17-18)
The Second Coming Of Christ
WE BELIEVE in the premillenial, imminent and personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ to gather his people unto Himself. Having this glorious hope and earnest expectation, we purify ourselves, even as he is pure, so that we may be ready to meet Him when He comes.
(Bible verses reference – John 14:1-3; James 5:7-8; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; 1 John 2:28; 3:2-3)
WE BELIEVE in the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up His millennial reign on this earth.
(Bible verses reference – Zechariah 14:5; Daniel 7:22; Revelation 5:9-10; Psalm 96:10-13; Psalm 11; Revelation 20:1-10)
The Punishment Of The Wicked
WE BELIEVE in the everlasting punishment of the wicked (in the sense of eternal torment) who willfully reject and despise the love of God manifested in the great sacrifice of His only Son upon the cross for their salvation.
(Bible verses reference – Matthew 25:46; 13:49-50; Luke 12:47-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Romans 6:23; Revelations 20:11-15)
WE BELIEVE that the devil and his angels and whosoever is not found written in the book of life shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
(Bible verses reference – Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:10-15)
The New Heavens And The New Earth
“We according to His promise, look for new heavens and new earth wherein dwells righteousness”
(Bible verses reference 2 Peter 3:13; Revelations Chapters 21 and 22)
WE BELIEVE that the heavens and earth and all original life forms, including man, were made by the specific immediate creative acts of God as described in the account of origins presented in Genesis, and that all biological changes which have occurred since creation are limited to variation within species.