STATEMENT OF FUNDAMENTAL BELIEFS
1. THE BIBLE
We believe in the plenary verbal inspiration of the Scriptures. That the whole Bible is the inspired Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe the Godhead is eternal, co-equal and co-existent in three person, not three Gods, but one. Not one person but three, namely the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19
3. JESUS CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. Thus we uphold His absolute deity as well as His complete humanity:
two natures but one undivided person.
Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1; Philippians 2:5-8
4. THE RESURRECTION
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that He ascended into Heaven; where He is now seated at the right hand of God. We also believe in the bodily resurrection; of all the dead.
Daniel 12:2; Mark 12:36; 14:62; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 20
5. LORDSHIP OF CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ and no other is the Head of the Church.
Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:15-16; Colossians 1:18-24
6. THE SECOND ADVENT OF CHRIST
We believe that the Lord Jesus will manifest Himself in glory and majesty, in a physical presence.
Matthew 24:30; Luke 21:27; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
7. THE FALL
Every individual has sinned and is guilty before God. Man by nature is depraved and is incapable of saving himself.
8. BAPTISM IN WATER
We believe in baptism by total immersion, of believers only.
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38-41; 8:36-39; 10:47
9. BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Lord Jesus is the baptizer, in the Holy Spirit and that baptism is a separate experience from salvation; and is promised to every believer. The evidence that one has been baptized in the Holy Spirit, is speaking in other tongues.
Matthew 3:11; Acts 1:4-8; 2:32-33; 8:14-17; 10:44-46
10. SPIRITUAL GIFTS
We believe that God, has never removed the gifts referred to in 1 Cor. 12 and that whenever the Holy Spirit moves upon the Church in power, these gifts are manifested. We believe it is contrary to the Apostolic command for anyone to forbid people from speaking in tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 21-26, 27-31, 14:39-40
11. DIVINE HEALING
We believe in the gifts of healing and in miracles and that God still heals the sick, and performs miracles in our day.
Mark 16:16-18; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14-15
We believe that we are to obey the command “Be ye Holy as I am Holy.”
Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
13. THE PRIESTHOOD OF BELIEVERS
We believe that each individual believer has full and equal access to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:1-9; Revelation 1:6
14. THE JUDGEMENT
We believe that both the living and the dead will be judged, it being understood that the believer’s condemnation was borne by Christ.
John 5:24, 28-29; Revelation 20:11-15