GOD’S WORD

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is true in all that it teaches. As the flawless Word of God, it is our only authority for what we believe and how we live. We believe that the Bible contains one harmonious and sufficiently complete system of doctrine. We believe in the full inspiration of the Word of God. We hold the Word of God to be the only authority in all matters and assert that no doctrine can be true or essential, if it does not find a place in this Word.

GOD

We believe in one holy, sovereign, and all-knowing, God who is the creator of all things having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. Scripture teaches that there are three that bear record in Heaven and that these three are One. We see God’s three manifestations, collectively and namely as – the Father in creation, the Son in our redemption, and the Holy Spirit in regeneration – eternally reaching out to mankind in the great work of redemption.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, full deity wrapped fully in flesh. Jesus, Israel’s promised Messiah, was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin named Mary. We believe that Jesus came to earth for the purpose of providing salvation to those who are lost. Man without Christ was lost and apart from God because of sin. Jesus’ ministry on earth was to bring man back to God by dying and thus paying the penalty for the sins of all men. Though man sinned, Jesus died in ‘our’ place. All who accept His death as payment for their sins shall be saved and redeemed back to fellowship with God.

ETERNITY

We believe that God created everyone to live forever after they die.  Each of us will either exist eternally separated from God in Hell or eternally connected with God in Heaven. If you are like us then you waffle between having a lot of questions about heaven and hell and not wanting to think about things like hell at all. We believe that heaven and hell are real and that God is a wise and holy judge. We are glad that God alone makes the call on who goes to heaven and who goes to hell. One clear thing is that if you choose to connect with God he will reward you by letting you live in community with him and other believers for all eternity. If you do not want to connect with him, he will not make you spend eternity with him in heaven. Hell, the absence of God and existence without community is the dwelling place for all who refuse to reconnect with God in Jesus Christ.

THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in his image so that he might love them and they might love him and glorify him. However, our first parents lost their original righteousness when they fell for Satan’s temptation and rebelled against God’s revealed will. Now every human is born with Adam’s sinful nature so that we are depraved, alienated from God, spiritually dead and physically dying. Our sin has corrupted God’s good creation, bringing discord and disaster to society and nature. The world would immediately perish if not for God’s common grace, which restrains sin and preserves creation so that God’s special grace can save it an was created well and upright, for God said, “Let Us make man in our image, after our likeness”. But man fell by voluntary transgression and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

SALVATION

Salvation is God’s gift of grace to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved from the penalty of our sin. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.s a new Christian it can be difficult to know where to begin building your relationship with Jesus.

WATER BAPTISM

Baptism is a funeral with a difference. Unlike a normal funeral there is also a resurrection. Baptism involves a declaration of our repentance from sin and of faith in Jesus as our Lord. It is the beginning of a new life of discipleship. In baptism we surrender to Jesus as the Lord of our life. It is the burial of our old life with its sinful nature and is our resurrection to a brand new life. We are now able to live the risen life of Jesus Christ himself in the power of the Holy Spirit. Water Baptism not only has a ‘vertical affect’ toward God; it also has a ‘horizontal affect’ towards other Christians. We are not only baptized into Christ but also into church. This means that we are no longer to live independent lives. We belong to a new family, the people of God. Baptism means things will never be the same again; the old has gone and the new has come.

HOLY SPIRIT

The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the indwelling of the Spirit in us. It was prophesied by the Prophet Joel, foretold by John the Baptist, purchased by the blood of Jesus, and promised by Him to His disciples. The Holy Ghost was first poured out on the Day of Pentecost upon the Jews, then upon the Samaritans, and later upon the Gentiles. “The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call” (Acts 2:39). This promise is still available today to you!

Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance is the manifestation God has given as the definite, indisputable, supernatural witness or sign of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. It was prophesied by the prophet Isaiah as the rest and the refreshing, foretold by Jesus as a sign that would follow believers of the gospel, and experienced by Jews and Gentiles alike.