What We Believe
Statement of Faith
“These statements are to be considered as fundamental; the basis for the foundation of this Church.”
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning, and all issues of interpretation and meaning shall be determined by the pastor. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by the Church. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. They are co-eternal in being, co-equal in power and glory, of the same essence, and have the same attributes. Deuteronomy 6:4; John 14:26; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:7; Hebrews 1:8; Acts 5:3,4.
The Person and Work of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, He left heaven’s glories to be born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life, He died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, He rose from the dead, He ascended to the right hand of God where He makes intercession for the believers. We believe He is true God and true man. Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 1:18-25; I Peter 2:22; I Corinthians 15:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25; Luke 19:10, John 3:16-18.
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; that He regenerates sinners; that He baptizes all believers into the body of Christ, and that He seals them unto the day of redemption. We also believe He indwells, empowers, and instructs believers. John 16:7-14; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14.
We believe man was created in the image of God. Man sinned and thereby received spiritual death which is separation from God. Since Adam’s sin, man has inherited a sinful nature. He is totally depraved and utterly unable of himself to remedy his lost condition. Genesis 1:26,27; Genesis 3; Romans 5:12; Psalm 51:5; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, that all who believe in and on Him are justified by faith and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, becoming the Children of God. We believe salvation is received by grace through faith in the shed blood of Christ, and by this act we are made members of the body of Christ which is the true Church. I Corinthians 15:1-4; Ephesians 1:7; John 1:12,13; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9-13.
We believe that Satan is a created being whose power is second only to God. He rebelled against God and has become the open and declared enemy of God and man. We believe that Satan is the author of sin, that he caused the fall of the human race, and that he continues to tempt and accuse the believers before God. We believe he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire. Ezekiel 28:11-16; Genesis 3; I Peter 5:8,9; Revelation 12:10; Revelation 20:10.
We believe in the personal, premillenial, and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men; the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 1:9,10; John 5:28,29.
- We believe that all born again believers constitute the Church which is the body and espoused bride of Christ. Ephesians 1:22,23; Ephesians 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2.
- We believe the Scriptures teach that redeemed individuals should faithfully join together as local Churches for worship, for instruction, fellowship, and service. Acts 2:41,42; Hebrews 10:25.
We believe the primary mission of the Church is to carry out the Great Commission as outlined in Matthew 28:18-20. We believe our goal should be to train spiritual reproducers who can win and train others. II Timothy 2:2.
We believe the two ordinances of the Church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Christ commanded His disciples to “teach (disciple) all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” Matthew 28:19. It follows that true believers should obey His commandment by being baptized. We believe that baptism is the outward testimony of the inward spiritual transformation in the life of one who has trusted Christ for salvation. Acts 2:38-41; Acts 8:36-38.
The Lord’s Supper which was instituted by Christ, is a commemoration of His death to be observed regularly by all (but only) believers; an occasion when we meditate upon what Christ did for us on the cross as well as looking forward to His second coming (Matthew 26:29). The two emblems, the bread and the wine, represent His body and His blood, respectively, which was shed for the remission of sins. Its observance is to be preceded by faithful self-examination. I Corinthians 11:23-30.
- We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1: 26-29; 1 Cor. 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)
- We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; 1 Cor. 7:10; Eph. 5:22-23)