Our Beliefs

Our Statement
of Faith

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The Bible

The Holy Bible, as originally written, is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13).

Humanity

The divine creation of humanity and the voluntary fall of humanity from God’s original design resulted in total spiritual depravity for all humanity and an inability to attain right standing with God through our own effort (Genesis 1-3; Romans 3:10-18).

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Saviour of humanity, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and fully man (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14,18; Hebrews 2:17,4:15; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6). Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and died for all humanity, atoning for our sins in full by the shedding of his blood. He was buried, rose again on the third day, personally appeared to His disciples, and physically ascended into heaven (1 Corinthians 15:14; Romans 4:25, Hebrews 4:15). He will personally, literally, and physically return again in power and glory for his church (John 14:2-3; Acts 1:9-11; Philippians 2:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Water Baptism

Water baptism by immersion is a command of Scripture for all believers. It is a public demonstration of belief in and identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Acts 19:1-6; Romans 6:3-11).

Spirit-Filled Life

A spirit-filled life is one submitted to the leading and authority of the Holy Spirit and evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit. The Spirit-filled believer lives an overcoming life, empowered to witness, conquering sin and walking in holiness in the fear of God (Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 5:18).

Communion

Communion is a command of Scripture for all believers. It is taking bread and wine, or a similar element, in remembrance of Jesus’ broken body and shed blood on the cross (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).

Eternal Life

Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers and hell is the eternal place of punishment for all unbelievers (John 5:24; 3:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:10-15).

Generosity

Christians should live a lifestyle of generosity in every area. The tithe, or the first ten percent of our income, belongs to God. Offerings should be given willingly. Alms should be given to the poor (Deuteronomy 8:18; Malachi 3:10-11; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:6-15).

Church

The church is the instrument God uses to extend his kingdom. Every believer in Christ must be subject to God’s authority in a specific local church for spiritual protection, growth and effectiveness (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:20-23; 3:10; Hebrews 13:17).

Trinity

There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are unique, equal and indivisible (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

Sin

Sin is a falling short of God’s standard in action, thought, or character. Everyone is born with a sin nature that affects their motivation, desires, will, and actions. The results of sin include separation from God and death (Romans 3:10,23; 6:23; 14:23; James 4:17).

Salvation

Salvation is by grace through faith. There is forgiveness of sin through repentance, or the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Jesus Christ. This is possible only through the perfect and sufficient work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12, 22; Romans 2:4; 5:11).

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience subsequent to salvation with the outward evidence of speaking in tongues (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Galatians 3:14).

The Gifts of the Spirit

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit as identified in 1 Corinthians 12-14 and as manifested in the early church (Romans 12:6-8; Ephesians 4:8-12).

Healing

Healing of the sick is illustrated by the life and ministry of Jesus, is part of Jesus’ work on the cross, and is one of the gifts of the Spirit. It is included in the commission of Jesus to his disciples and is a sign that is to follow believers today. It is accomplished by divine power as evidenced in the early church (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:1).

Satan

Satan is a fallen angel determined to steal from, kill and destroy all believers. Satan and his demons will be eternally judged (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10-15).

Marriage

The Bible is authoritative in all areas of human behaviour, including family, sexuality, morality, ethics and marriage. The Bible defines marriage as the covenant relationship between a man and a woman (Psalm 119:11,105; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; Hebrews 5:12-14; Genesis 2:24; Romans 1:27; Ephesians 5:22,25; 1 Peter 3:1-7).

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