Statement of Faith
We believe our Doctrine (God’s Word) is the foundation upon which we build our faith and lives. Therefore, we subscribe to the “whole counsel of God” Acts 20:27 so that we may be “rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith.” Colossians 2:7
That the Bible is the inspired, authoritative and infallible Word of God. In it we find the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men and the divine and final authority in all Christian faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16)
That there is only one God, creator of all things, who is infinitely perfect and eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:4-7)
In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles and His vicarious and atoning death where He shed His blood for the redemption of all men: in His bodily resurrection from the dead, His bodily ascension to the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Advocate and His personal return in power and glory (1 Corinthians15:3; 1 Peter 2:21-24; John 3:16)
That man was created in the image of God but sinned and is therefore lost. Only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation (Romans 3:21-30; Galatians 4:4-7)
That the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. During this age He indwells, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service. He operates in all believers in the fruit of the spirit and the power of the gifts of the Spirit manifesting in them as He wills (John 14:6; Acts 1:5, 8, 2:2- 4; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 5:22-23)
That every born-again, Spirit-filled believer should maintain a consistent prayer life. This should be both in praying with the understanding and in praying in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15; Jude 20, 21)
That without faith it is impossible to please God. The atonement provides salvation, healing and prosperity for the believer. We are redeemed from the curse of the law, which includes poverty, sickness and spiritual death. Our lives will be successful and healthy if we walk in the light of this redemption with faith in God’s Word and in answer to believing prayer (Hebrews 11:6; Isaiah 53:5; Galatians 3:13; James 5:14-16)
That the true Church is composed of all those who are truly born again. Through this new birth we are spiritually united together in the body of Christ and seek community together with one another. We as the body, are to become more and more in every way like Christ who is the Lord and Head of His body, the church. Every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs (John 3:3,5; Ephesians 4:15-16)
That in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost – they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. That the imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will be both personal and pre-millennial (John 5:24,28,29; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
Truths For Daily Living
The following areas of God’s Word are truths that will help you live a victorious Christian life as you apply them on a daily basis. We recommend them to you.
Integrity Of The Word
By ‘integrity’ we mean that the Word is totally accurate and God will always keep and honour His Word. God is a covenant God and will not break His Word. He has given us His Word so we may know what we can expect Him to do on our behalf. (Jeremiah 1:12; Psalm 119:89; 138:2; 89.34).
Faith Receives What The Word Promises
The Word is the basis of our faith life (Romans 10:17). While we hear and do the Word, our faith will receive what God promised. (Romans 4:17, 21; Hebrews 11:11).
Revelation Of Righteousness
‘Righteousness’ means ‘right standing with God’. This standing is ours NOW in Christ Jesus. (Romans 4:25; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21).
Revelation Of Redemption
‘Redemption’ means ‘payment by ransom’, or ‘to set free by payment’. Jesus has already redeemed us. He alone had the right of redemption “and on the cross set us free or redeemed us from sin, Satan’s dominion, sickness, poverty and all the works of the devil.” (Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 1:18,19; Colossians 1:13,14; Job 33:24).
The Holy Spirit Active In Our Daily Lives
Jesus promised the indwelling comforter (John 14:16,17). ‘Comforter’ means ‘one called alongside to help’ (counsellor, helper, intercessor, advocate, strengthener, standby – Amp). Also, the Holy Spirit comes upon us as an enduement of power from Jesus called the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 2:38,39; 19:1-6).
God has a financial plan in His Word that if followed by any believer, holds the promise of temporal blessings in this life and rich reward in heaven (1 Timothy 4:8; Mark 10:30). This plan also covers the needs of the Church. God’s Word covers every area of life including our material and financial prosperity. God’s system is under grace, so you can’t earn the blessings. But grace is a partner with faith and we receive God’s blessings by obeying His Word. A large part of the fulfillment of God’s financial plan for our lives is seen in the giving of tithes and offerings. This is not a requirement of the Law, but an honour to give. (Malachi 3:6-11; 2 Corinthians 9:6-10).