Beliefs

The Scriptures:
We believe that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God," by which we understand the whole Bible to be verbally inspired by the Spirit of God to Holy men of old. (Luke 24:27,44; Acts 17:2,3; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)

 

The Godhead:
We believe that that Godhead eternally exists in three Persons- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one God. (Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; II Corinthians 13:14)

 

Man Created and Fallen:
We believe that man was originally created in the image and after the likeness of God, and that he fell through sin and thus he lost his spiritual life. This spiritual death or total depravity of human nature, has transmitted to the entire human race, the Man Christ Jesus alone being excepted. (Genesis 1:26; Psalms 14:1-3; Romans 3:10-19; Ephesians 2:1-3)

 

The First Advent:
We believe the eternal Son of God came into this world that He might manifest God to men, fulfill prophecy, and become the Redeemer of a lost world; to this end He was born of the virgin, and received a human body and a sinless human nature. (John 1:18; 3:16; Luke 1:30-35; Hebrews 4:25)

We believe the Lord Jesus voluntarily became the sacrificial Lamb and took away the sin of the world. His death was substitutionary in the most absolute sense, and by His death He became the Saviour of the lost. (Hebrews 10:5-14; John 1:29; Romans 3:25,26; 1 Peter 3:18)

We believe He arose from the dead, in the same body, yet glorified, and that His resurrected body is a pattern of that body which at the return of Christ, will be given to all resurrected believers. (John 20:20; Philippians 3:20,21)

 

Salvation Through Christ:
We believe that no one can enter the kingdom of God unless born again. We believe also, that our redemption has been accomplished only by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and that no repentance, no feeling, no faith, no good resolutions, no sincere efforts, no submission to the rules of any church, can add in the very least degree to the value of the blood or to the merit of the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 64:6; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:18,19,23)

 

The Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit, though omnipresent from all eternity, took up His abode in the world in a special sense on the day of Pentecost according to the divine promise and that He now dwells in each and all believers, thus uniting them to Christ in one body. (John 14:16, 17; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 16:9)

 

The Church:
We believe that all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of the Church, which is the Body and Bride of Christ, regardless of membership or non-membership in organized churches of earth. We also believe that all Christians are under solemn duty to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, fervently loving one another with a pure heart. (Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Colossians 3:14, 15)

 

The Christian's Walk:
We believe that we are called with a Holy calling, to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the in-dwelling Spirit that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But the flesh with its fallen Adamic nature, is never eradicated, being with us to the end of our earthly pilgrimage. Therefore, it constantly needs to be kept in subjection to Christ. (Romans 6:11-13; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 1:14-16)

 

The Rapture:
We believe that according to the Word of God, the next great event in the fulfillment of prophesy will be the rapture: the personal, pre-millennial and imminent return of our blessed Lord for His own who are alive and remain unto His coming, and all who have fallen asleep in Jesus, and for this we should be constantly looking. (John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51,52; Titus 2:11-14)

 

The Second Coming of Christ:
We believe that following the period of the great tribulation in the earth, the Lord Jesus Christ will return as He went, in person: to introduce the millennial age, to restore Israel to her own land, to bind Satan and place him in the abyss, to bring the whole world to the knowledge of God, and to lift the curse which now rests upon all creation. (Matthew 24:15; Acts 1:11; Deuteronomy 30:1-10; Romans 11:25-17; Revelation 20:1-3; Zechariah 8:20-23; Romans 8:19-23)

 

The Ordinances of the Church:
We believe that the ordinances of the church are Baptism (by immersion) and the Lord's Supper.(Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) 

Satan:
We believe in a personal devil, the originator of sin, a murderer from the beginning, whose present work in the world is to destroy the souls of men. (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 14:12-15; John 3:44; Ephesians 6:10-12)

 

The Eternal State:
We believe that, at death, the spirits and souls of the righteous pass immediatley into the presence of God and there remain in a state of conscious bliss until the resurrection of the just, whereupon soul and body, reunited, shall be with Him forever in glory. We also believe that the spirits and souls of the unbelieveing remain, after death, conscious of condemnation and in hell until the final judgment of the great white throne, when soul and body, reunited, shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord. (Luke 16:19-26; II Corinthians 5:1-8; II Thessalonians 1:8,9; Revelation 20:11-15; I Corinthians 13:12)

 

 

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