We believe God is sovereign as the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in the three persons of the Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are the one true and living God. He is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.
We believe although man was created perfect, in the image of God, his disobedience has led to all men being born into original sin. This fallen state has led to our separation from God. The total depravity of human kind has left us subject to God’s wrath and condemnation, necessitating the new birth.
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
We believe Jesus Christ to be the only incarnate Son of the one true God, born of a virgin, he lived a sinless human life, offering himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of men through His atoning death on a cross and was buried. God raised Jesus bodily from the dead demonstrating His power over sin and death, and has exalted Him to His right hand where he intercedes on our behalf as our high priest. We now expectantly await his triumphant return to earth as King and Lord of His creation.
We believe all are born in sin and must receive salvation if they are to know God. Salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned by the good works of man. It is by grace alone through faith in Christ. God’s desire is that all men should be saved. This one and only means of salvation has been made possible by the substitutionary sacrificial death and resurrection of Jesus. Salvation produces regeneration in the life of the believer and marks the transition from death to eternal life.
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe the Holy Spirit is an equal member of the triune Godhead. He convicts men of their sin leading to repentance, and He illuminates their minds to their need of God. He regenerates men’s souls by salvation when they exercise faith in Christ, and thereafter indwells them. He guides and directs believers, giving power for sanctified living. He gives spiritual gifts to all believers for the building up of the church, that the Father might be glorified through the Son. The presence and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer is evidence of regeneration since He is the seal of our salvation, and can be seen in the fruit of the Spirit.
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is the infallible, inspired Word of God to all men. Although written by men under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, it has one author, God. It is trustworthy and represents the supreme source of truth and is the final authority in matters of Christian faith and conduct.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
We believe the priesthood of all believers makes up the one holy universal church, of which Christ is the head. The Church is composed of all true believers, being those who have been saved by grace, regenerated, and indwelt by the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ. It is committed to proclaiming the gospel throughout the world, making disciples of all nations.
We believe man was created to exist forever. At Christ’s return there will be a bodily resurrection followed by judgment. This will lead to an eternal existence, either in a conscious bliss of the redeemed in the presence of God, or the eternal conscious punishment in hell of those who have not accepted Christ as their Saviour.