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OUR BELIEFS

ARTICLES OF FAITH

God

We believe there is only one true God; eternally existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - each of whom possesses equally all of the divine attributes (Hosea 11.9; Gen.17.1;Ps.139.1-6;Ex.6.3; Ps 83.18; Acts 7.48; Ps99.9).

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, that He was born of a virgin, that he lived a sinless life, died for sinners, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and that He will return to the earth one day (Philippians 2:5-6; Acts 2.6; Heb. 9.11;1John 2.1;Matt. 16.16&17). 

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is fully God and that He enlightens the mind of the sinner. He also indwells, seals, comforts, empowers and guides the believer into the truth (John 4.24; 2 Cor.3.17; Matt.28.19; 2 Cor.13.14; John 14.16&26; Romans 12.6-8; 1Cor. 12.8-11; Gal.5.22; Luke 24:48).

The Bible

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is inerrant and the sole authority for faith and practice (2 Tim.3.15, 16; Acts 1.16; Heb.3.7: 412; 2 Peter 1.21;2..2;Dan. 10.21;Luke 11.28; Rom. 1.2; I Thessalonians 2:13.) etc.

Man

We believe that man (human) was created in the image of God: that he sinned, bringing upon mankind physical and spiritual death. And, as a result, all persons are sinners and alienated from God; and are in need of His salvation. (Gen.1.26 & 27; 2:6 & 7).

Salvation

It is our belief that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and conquered death through His resurrection.  All who have CONTINUOUS commitment to follow Him receive salvation (eternal life) as a free gift, and are secured in Him forever.  Salvation is by faith alone and in Christ alone. No other intermediary to God Almighty (Acts 4.12; 16.31; 1 Thess. 5.9; Luke 2.30; Rom.1.16; 2 Tim.3.15; Ps.3.8; 1 Corinth.15.54-57; Eph. 2.8 & 9). 

The Church

We believe that all born-again Bible-believing Christians in the present age are members of the body of Christ, the church. We believe the Church is an elect company of Bible-believers baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body. Its mission is to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, by preaching the gospel among all nations. Believers are called to fellowship with other believers in local congregation for worship, edification, prayer and evangelism. (Colossians 1.16-18; Eph.1.22,23; John 12:22, Acts 6:1-8, Romans 16:11, Philippians 1:1, Colossian 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 3:2, Titus 1:6-9, 1 Timothy 3:8-13; Eph.4.4-6 ).

Eternal Life

We believe that all believers enter the presence of God at salvation, and all unbelievers are separated from God. Their destinies are sealed at death; believers bound for Heaven and unbelievers going to Hell. These destinations are irrevocable after death. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, Romans 8:23; Luke 10.25; John 17.2; Eccl.3.11; Rom.6.23; Matt.18.8). 

Second Coming

We acknowledge the bodily, personal, second coming of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ. We affirm with the Bible the final state of the new heavens and the new earth. (1 Corinthians15.35-58; 1Thes.4.16 & 17.) 

Baptism

We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem WHICH IS AN APPARENT OUTWARD SYMBOL OF AN INWARD SPIRITUAL WORK WHICH SHOWS our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. BAPTISM is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is identification with Jesus (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Luke 3.11,12, 21; 1 Cor. 10.2; 12:13; Rom.6.3&4; Mark 1.4; Eph. 4; 5).  

The LORD’s Supper (Holy Communion)

The LORD’s Supper is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again; it is a sign of our participation in Him. Both THE INSTITUTIONS OF BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER (COMMUNION) are restricted to those who are believers (1 Cor.11.23-34; John 13; Luke 22.15-22; Mark 14.12-24; Matt.26:2629).

Christian Conduct

We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well being of his fellowmen, that his conduct should be blameless before the world, that he should be a faithful steward of the possessions at his disposal, and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ [1 Cor 10:31; 1 Thess 5:11; Eph 4:13].

Marriage

We believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman in matrimony, sanctioned by their parents (except in extraneous circumstances) . We believe that those whom have been joined together in the name of the LORD will prosper and be guided to live in peace and holiness.  IRRESPECTIVE of WHAT goes on in society, the Bible expects true Christians to have the approval of their parents, particularly the father (Gen. 2.18, 21-24; 24; 27.46; 28.1-3; 6-9; 1 Corinthians 7.1&2; Exodus 2.21; Joshua 15.16, 17; Judges 1.12, 13; Hebrews 13.4; Matt. 19.1-12). Similarly, the Bible recommends that believers marry believers (2 Corinthians 6.14-17). 

 

The Family

A family, according to the Bible, is a household of people under the authority and leadership of a man; a man and woman in matrimony, their children (biological or adopted) and all those related to them by blood, marriage or whoever willing submits themselves to his authority (Eph. 5:23-32; 1 Peter 3:1-5, 7; Lev.21.4; Esther 1.20-22; Gen.8.19; 12.3; Lev.25.49; Jer.31.1, etc.). However we recognize there are single parent headed families,

 

Angels

A. Holy Angels

We believe that angels are created beings, and therefore are not to be worshiped. Although they are a higher order of creation than man, they are created to serve God and to worship Him [Luke 2:9-14; Heb 1:6-7, 14: 2:6-7; Rev 5:11-14; 19:10; 22:9].

B. Fallen Angels

We believe that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator, involving numerous angels in his fall [Job 1:6-7; Isa 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19], and introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve [Gen 3:1-14]. We believe that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man [Matt. 4:1-11; 24:41], the prince of this world who was defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ [Rom 16:20], and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire [Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Rev 20:10]. We believe that he is still actively deceiving people and accusing believers (Rev.12.10; 1 Pet.5.8) 

 

Spiritual Gifts

We believe that the Lord gives spiritual gifts to each believer, and that these gifts are for the edification of the church. These gifts have not ceased in contemporary times. (Acts 2:4; John 3:8; Mark 16:16-17; Acts 19:1-7; St. Mark 16: 16-18; Rom. 12.1-3). 

Tithes and Offerings

We believe in giving our tithes and offerings to the LORD as an act of worship. Tithes represent 10 percent of an individual's income to be contributed to the church for use in the proclamation of the Gospel according to Jesus Christ. Offerings to the LORD can consist of money and other material things given in appreciation for life and blessings. The LORD loves a cheerful giver. (Mal 3:7-10, Hebrew 7:4-10; Lev.27:30; Num.18:26; Deut.12.17; 14.22).

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