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Statement of Faith

The Scriptures  

We affirm that the Bible containing the Old and New Testaments is alone the only infallible inspired Word of God and that its authority is ultimate and final and eternal.

 

The Trinity

The Biblical revelation testifies that there is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the breath of God, one with God and giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the church, and in fullness at Pentecost.

 

Man, His Fall and Redemption

Man is a created being made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam’s transgression and act of treason, sin came into the world and Adam’s spirit was separated from God, resulting in all those born from Adam as separated from God.

 

Eternal Life, Salvation and New Birth

Jesus came to give mankind God’s eternal life known as salvation. Salvation is the gift of God to man, made operative by God’s grace through man’s faith in Jesus Christ.

 

Water Baptism

Baptism in water is by immersion for believers. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian’s identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection

 

Divine Healing

Healing is for the human body. Individuals can be healed by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands.

 

The Nature of God

We believe that God’s nature is eternally good and Satan’s is eternally evil. Though God has power to destroy, we believe that the New Covenant is a covenant of God’s mercy and grace shown towards man. God in His goodness leads man into repentance; to bring man into a relationship with Him.

 

Rapture of the Just and Return of Our Lord

We believe that Jesus’ reappearance is imminent. Following a 7 year tribulation, He shall return to earth, as King of kings whereby He shall reign a thousand years.

 

Communion – The Lord's Supper

We partake and observe the Lord’s Supper to remember the Lord’s death till He comes. The bread symbolizes the Lord’s broken body and the cup represents the new covenant in His blood.

 

Hell and Eternal Retribution

The one who physically dies in his lifestyle of sin without Christ will be hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire, having no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal.