What we believe

The Godhead
 
The Bible states clearly that there is only one God, the Father (Deuteronomy 6:4). It also teaches that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God (John 1-4;10;14; 5:188:5810:3020:28). Further, the Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 2 Corinthians 3:17). Finally, the Bible teaches that these three, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are one (1 John 5:7). This means that though there is only one God, He has chosen to reveal Himself to us as three separate and distinct persons and these three are one in the Godhead, the essence of God’s nature (Colossians 2:9; Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20). Even though “Trinity” is not in the Bible, the concept is clearly expressed in scripture (Genesis 1:1; 26; 3:22; 11:7; Isaiah 6:8; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
 
The Bible
 
While we discountenance the proliferation of bibles, we believe in the inspiration and inerrancy of scripture, that the Bible is the word of God, profitable for teaching, doctrine and practice (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; John 10:35; Psalm 119:89).
 

The Messiah

Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of  the world. He is the God-man, with both divine and human natures. He was not created, but has been in existence from the beginning. He was manifested in the flesh, by the Holy Spirit, through the virgin birth. He lived a perfect and sinless life, was crucified, died and buried and rose up the third day, according to the scriptures. He ascended to heaven and will return to establish His kingdom of righteousness on earth (John 1:1;14; 29; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Revelation 22:12).
 
Further, we believe that all mankind have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and are in danger of eternal damnation; that Jesus Christ is the Saviour, the only Mediator between God and mankind and there is no salvation in any other, except through Jesus Christ alone (1 Timothy 2:5; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23-25; 6:23).
 
The Five Solas
 
We believe the five solas: Scripture alone, faith alone, grace alone, Christ alone, to the glory of God alone; that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, and not by the works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy, He saved us (Romans 10:9-11; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).

The Two Baptisms
 
 
We believe in the two baptisms of water by immersion, and Holy Spirit, the one for our identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the latter for enduement of power, for the unction to function powerfully, effectively and boldly as ministers of God (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19-20; Romans 6:3-7; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-5; 8).
 
The Great Commission 
 
We believe in the Great Commission of our Lord, to make disciples of all nations, and that this commission can only be carried out through the enduement of power by the Holy Spirit, through effective teaching, training and discipleship, according to the pattern set forth in 2 Timothy 2:2.
 
The Lord’s Supper
 

This is one command the Lord gave us to remember Him by and we take it seriously!  (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).

 

GIVING

In order to further the work of the kingdom of God on earth, we believe that Christians should give generously to support the church, ministers, missionaries, the poor, the needy and relief efforts. We should give freely, cheerfully and regularly, according to our abilities, without coercion and harassment, to the glory of God (Deut 16:17; 1 Cor 9:14; 10:31; 16:1-2; 2 Cor 9:6-8).