What We Believe

We believe the Scriptures, both the 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.

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We believe in one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternal, who has revealed Himself in the Scriptures in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit whose roles are distinguishable but who are indivisible, and each of whom possesses all the Divine attributes.

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We believe that Jesus Christ, without any change in His eternal deity as God the Son, became man through divine conception under the influence of the Holy Spirit and subsequent virgin birth, lived without sin, and died on the cross, the perfect and complete sacrifice, in our stead and for our sins according to the Scriptures.  He rose bodily from the dead and ascended into Heaven where, at the right hand of God the Father, He is now our High Priest, Advocate and Mediator.

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We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict of sin and its consequences resulting in judgment, to regenerate the sinner upon belief in the Lord Jesus Christ; at the time of regeneration baptizing the believer into the one body of which Christ is the head; and to indwell, guide, instruct, fill, and empower the believer for godly living, service and sacrifice, and to produce the Fruit of the Spirit in that believer.  Each believer receives from the Holy Spirit, according to the Divine prerogative, a gift or gifts, to be used for the benefit of the church.

We believe that the atoning death of Jesus Christ and His physical resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and that only such as receive Jesus Christ by personal faith are born of the Holy Spirit and by Him are sealed for the day of redemption.

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We believe that man was directly created by God in His own image, but fell into sin.  The entire human race is therefore lost, and only through an individual’s repentance, faith in and dependence on the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ, and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.

We believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that the hope of His appearing has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.

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We believe in the bodily resurrection from 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 universal is made up of all persons who, through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the Church, the body of Christ, of which He is the head.

We believe that believers’ baptism by immersion in water and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by believers during this present age.  They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of grace or salvation.

We believe that all believers should live in such a manner as will honour and glorify their Saviour and Lord, and not to bring reproach upon Him or His Church; and that they are commanded of God to remain separate from false doctrines, sinful pleasures, practices and associations.