STATEMENT OF FAITH

THE DIVINE INSPIRATION AND SUPREME AUTHORITY OF THE BIBLE

We believe the Old and New Testament Scriptures are the God- inspired, written Word of God and the final authority for our lives.  We believe that the Old Testament was the type and shadow of better things to come, and that the New Testament is the perfect expression of God’s will and Character as expressed through Jesus Christ. The Epistles are the expression of what Christ has done for us and desires to do through us. (1 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 1:1-3; John 10:35; Matt. 5:19, 19:17; 1 John 2:3-4

TRIUNE GOD

We believe that the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are the supreme trinity and all three are equally divine. 1 John 5:7-8; Matt. 1:20-25; 2 Corinthians 13:14

MAN MADE IN GOD’S IMAGE

We believe man was created in the image of God, both male and female. Man’s purpose was to have dominion over all the works of God’s hands and to care for creation. God commanded man to be fruitful and to multiply. Gen. 1:26 -28

MANS’ FALL

We believe that by voluntary disobedience man fell from perfection. Romans 5:12

THE DIVINITY OF JESUS

The incarnation of God's eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ - born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

THE ATONING SACRIFICE OF JESUS

The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God. I John 4:10, Romans 5:8

RESURRECTION

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; His ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world. John 11: 25-26

SPIRIT WORLD

We believe that there is a literal devil (satan) and that he is the adversary of God and man and that there are spirit beings known as demons and angels. 1 Peter 5:8; Matt. 8:16; Mark 16:17; Heb. 1:7, 13-14

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness. John 14:12; 16:7-16; Acts 1:8

HEALING IN ATONEMENT

We believe that Divine Healing is the power of God to heal the sick and that healing for every person was included in Christ’s atoning sacrifice. We believe it is God’s will for every Christian to minister healing to anyone at any time. Psalm 103:2; Isaiah 53:4; Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Peter 2:24; John 14:12

THE CHURCH

The Church is the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers - given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love. Rom.8:9; Eph. 1:23; 4:12-16

FIVE FOLD MINISTRY

We believe that God has designated and instituted duly called and equipped persons to function as the overseers of the Body of Christ(the church) upon the earth, and that these persons are charged with the equipping and edification of the saints until such time as the church has grown up into the image of Christ. Eph. 4:11-15; Acts 20:28; 1 Peter 5:1-3

THE KINGDOM OF GOD

We believe the Kingdom of God is what Jesus preached and demonstrated and that we are to continue His ministry in the same manner and with the same results. We also believe that we are to advance the Kingdom of God upon the earth until such time as Christ shall entreat us to enter into the joy of our Lord. Mark 1:15; Luke 4:43; Luke 9:60-10:11; Acts 8:12; 19:8; 20:25; 1 Co. 4:20; 2 Thess. 1:5; Matt. 25:19-23

CHRISTIAN MISSION

We believe that the Christian Mission is to: Love God in thought, word, and deed & to love your neighbour as yourself, which is practiced by doing unto them as you would have done unto you. Your love for God and man will be demonstrated by reproducing disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, both domestically and in foreign lands by every Biblical method. Matt. 7:11-29; Matt. 28:18-20

THE RETURN OF JESUS

The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.  Hebrews 9:28