We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith, life and conduct.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the full deity of Jesus Christ; that He was born of a virgin, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and, as such, is God perfectly manifested in the flesh; that He died on the cross, a perfect and complete sacrifice, in our stead and for our sins according to the Scriptures. He arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where at the right hand of the Majesty on high, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in the personhood and deity of the Holy Spirit whose ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age, by grace, to convict of sin and regenerate the sinner there by bringing the believer, through faith, into the one body of which Christ is the head; and to indwell, guide, instruct, fill and empower the believer for godly living and service.
We believe that man was directly created by God in His own image, that all men are sinners by choice and by nature and, as such stand condemned before God. The entire human race is, therefore, lost and only through grace and the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit can come to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and therefore to salvation to eternal life.
We believe that the atoning death of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground of justification and salvation for sinners.
We believe in the personal, visible, bodily and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ to complete His saving purpose and to fulfil the biblical promises, and that this blessed hope has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer. Complete deliverance from human frailty awaits the glorious return of Christ and all personal claims in this present age to a full freedom from mankind's struggle with sickness or disease or poverty or even human error in judgment have no sound biblical basis.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead, of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting and conscious punishment.
We believe that the Church is composed of all who have been, by Grace, regenerated by the work of the Holy Spirit through the gift of faith in Jesus Christ to eternal life. They thereafter live together in the body of Christ, of which He is the head. We believe the local church is a congregation of believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ governed by His laws and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word. This will include witnessing to those around them and for those who come to faith in Christ, establishing them in the Word of God and discipling them to reach others.
We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are the appointed sacraments commanded to be observed by the church during this present age. Although means of grace for the believer they are not means of salvation.
We believe that all believers should live in such manner as will honour and glorify and not bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord, and that it is commanded of God to remain separate from false doctrines and sinful pleasures, practices and associations.
We believe in the existence of angels who worship God and minister to believers. We also believe in the existence of Satan, the devil, a fallen angelic being, who, with his demons opposes God, His people and His work. We believe that Christians today can have victory over Satan and his evil schemes through their identification with Christ who defeated him powerfully and conclusively at the cross.
What is the Gospel?
The Gospel is the good news that Jesus is the Christ. What does that mean and why is it good news?