We believe in one God eternally existing as three persons, namely, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and each person is fully God. These three Persons are distinguishable yet indivisible and of one substance. The Bible describes the character of God as good, loving, righteous, holy, just, merciful, faithful, kind and perfect. God is all-powerful, all-knowing and all-present.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Isaiah 45:5-6; 21-22; 1 Timothy 2:5; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 1:1; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6; 2 Peter 1:1; Hebrews 1:3; 1 Corinthians 2:11-12
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
John 1:1-3; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8; Matthew 1:18-25; John 3:16-18; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Luke 24:50-51; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; Revelation 1:7
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We also believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as an experience at or subsequent to salvation and evidenced by various signs.
John 14:17; Romans 8:11; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; Luke 3:16; Acts 8:4-8; 14-17; 19:1-7; Hebrews 6:2
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. The Bible is the ultimate and final authority for believers and the Church in all matters on which it speaks.
2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; Titus 1:2; Psalm 19:7-8
Jesus Christ Indwells All Believers
John 1:12; John 14:17, 23; John 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,12 :4-8; Ephesians 4:16; II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. Salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace and is manifested through repentance from sin and faith inChrist and His finished work on the cross. Through His work, not our own, we obtain the forgiveness of sins and are adopted into the family of God.
John 1:12; 5:24; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe in one true universal Church consisting of all genuine believers and in the visible expression of that Church in local congregations. Local churches are commissioned to propagate the gospel, teach God’s Word, administer the sacraments (baptism and communion), exercise spiritual authority and pastor God’s people into their destiny.
1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:4-16, Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression he fell; his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
Acts 24:14-15; Matthew 15:49-50; John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:11-15
The Virgin Birth
Matthew 1:18, 25; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18, 23-25; Luke 1:27-35
We believe that as a result of the fall of man into sin, people remain spiritually dead, morally depraved, separated from God and unable to attain right standing with God apart from Jesus Christ. Everyone has sinned and stands guilty before God.
Genesis 3:1-19; Romans 5:12; 18-19; Hebrews 11:6; Romans 8:5-8; John 3:3; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1
Heaven & Hell
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After living one life on earth, the unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to Hell.
Matthew 5:3, 12, 20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34; John 17:24; II Corinthians 5:1; Hebrews 11:16; I Peter 1:4; Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8
Sanctification is the process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18, II Thessalonians 2:1-3, Romans 8:29, 12:1-2, Hebrews 2:11
The Second Coming
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to establish His Kingdom. Only the Father knows the time of Jesus’ return. We believe in the resurrection of believers, the final judgement, and all things being made right in the new heaven and new earth. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures.
Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; Acts 1:9-11; I Thessalonians 4:15-17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 21:1-2