OUR CORE BELIEFS

The Bible

We believe that the scriptures of the Old Testament and New Testament in their original writings are fully inspired by God; and we accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.

 

Trinity

We believe in the sovereignty of one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Deity of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ, as begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary, is fully God and fully man.

 

Man and Sin

We believe that human beings, though created in the image of God, are sinful, guilty and lost without Christ.

 

The Cross

We believe that, on the cross, Jesus Christ became sin for us, was judged by God and died as a substitutionary sacrifice in our place. All who believe and trust in Him are justified on these grounds.

 

Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present ministry as our High Priest and advocate before the Father.

 

Salvation

In order to enjoy Gods promised eternity with Him, all “men” need to be personally saved. We believe that “salvation belongs to the Lord!” We hold that  God is the sovereign author, sustainer and finisher of our salvation and that in keeping with this the Gospel declares the ‘good news of salvation’ as being, not by works of man but by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

 

 Second Coming

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, in power and glory, to judge the living and the dead. We believe in the “final judgment”: all who have lived, those who follow Christ and those who do not, will experience the righteous judgment of God. They will be eternally blessed or eternally banished from God, according to their acceptance or rejection of God’s offer of salvation in Jesus during their lives on earth.

 

Holy Spirit

We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work and abiding presence in the true believer, as well as His ministry gifts (Gifts of the Spirit). We believe in the importance of each believer being filled with the Holy Spirit by which believers are empowered to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit, manifest the gifts of the Spirit and serve the Lord on earth.

 

Conversion

We believe that all who are justified by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God. We believe other religions and ideologies are not alternative paths to God, and that human spirituality, if unredeemed by Christ, does not lead to God but to judgment and damnation.

 

Church

All who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, been redeemed by Him and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, form the one true Church. The local Church on earth should be an expression of this concept. Therefore, the personal confession of faith in Christ, and the subsequent new birth, are essentials of Church membership. We desire to relate to and work with other Christian ministries and congregations for the spreading of the gospel.

 

Priesthood of all believers

We believe that when Jesus died on the cross, the law that allowed only the Levite priests to enter into the presence of God was done away with. While the presence of God used to dwell in the temple, the presence of God now dwells in us, who believe in Him. As such, it is no longer only the priests who minister (serve) in God’s name. Rather, we are all priests (servants); and we are all called to accomplish God’s purposes on earth.

 

Ministry gifts

We believe that the ascended Christ has given various ministries or ministers to the Church in order to bring all believers to Christian maturity. That is maturity in understanding Biblical truths, and the performance and function of ministry (See Eph 4:11; Romans 12:4-8 and Corinthians 12:10).

 

Baptism and Communion

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism and Communion – to be observed as acts of obedience and as a perpetual witness to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith.

 

  • Water Baptism: Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection. We believe that it is a clear Biblical imperative that water baptism is an event that should happen to every believer, of their own volition, following their salvation.

 

  • Communion: We believe that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the emblems, which symbolize the broken body and shed blood of Christ, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes again. We share it corporately on Sundays, and occasionally at mid-week groups. We also encourage families and friends to celebrate the meal together where appropriate and fitting.