The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired Word of God, His revelation to man, inerrant in the original writings; and that it is therefore the supreme and final authority in all matters of doctrine, faith, and life (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The Trinity of the God-head
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19).
The Pre-Existence, Deity, and Incarnation of Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ ever existed with the Father and the Holy Spirit; that in His incarnation was begotten by the Holy Spirit; born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man (John 1:1-19; 1 Timothy 3:16).
The Creation and Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and are totally depraved; that those who reach moral responsibility become sinners in thought, word, and deed, and must be born-again to be accepted of God (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:10,23; John 3:1-21).
The Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ
We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and a substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood. We believe that He arose bodily from the dead on the third day in the same body in which He suffered and died. We also believe that our Lord ascended in to Heaven; that He is now seated on the right hand of the Father, and is our High Priest and divine Advocate with the Father. We believe that by His finished work on the Cross and His unceasing ministry of intercession in Glory, Jesus Christ has procured for every believer Eternal Redemption, Eternal Salvation and Everlasting Life (1 Corinthians 15:3; Romans 5:9; 1 Corinthians 15:4; John 20:27; Mark 16:19; Hebrews 8:1; 7:25; 1 John 2:1; Hebrews 9:12; 5:9; John 3:16).
The Personality and Ministry of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person; that He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that He regenerates the sinner by the Word of God; that He permanently indwells the Church and the body of each believer. He seals, enlightens, instructs and guides every born-again person, and is the efficient power for godly living, Christian service and spiritual worship (John 16:7-15; John 3:5-7; 1 Peter 1:23; Ephesians 4:30; John 14:16,17,26).
The Nature of the Church
We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ was begun at Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven and came into the Church; that it is composed solely of born-again people who have been called out from among the Jews and Gentiles to become the body and bride of our Lord. Christ glorified in Heaven is its Head; and the Holy Spirit on earth is the active agent of the God-head, who ever seeks within its ranks, to bring about conformity and obedience to the Word of God and the will of God. Being one body unites believers to each other and all to Christ; and its chief purpose of existence is to evangelize the world and complete itself through the winning of lost souls to Christ. (Acts 2; Romans 1:16; Acts 15:14; Ephesians 5:23,24; 1 Corinthians 12:12,13; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)
We believe the two ordinances that Christians are commanded to observe are water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. While recognizing that water baptism has no saving merit, it is our conviction that after one is saved, water baptism is the next step in order to portray to the world the believer’s union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. It is our conviction that the Scriptural method of water baptism is immersion. We further believe that water baptism by immersion is to be observed but once and is a sign of identification and a testimony to newness of life; but the Lord’s Supper is to be observed often as a memorial of the broken body and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:9-13; 1 Corinthians 11:23-33).
Our Lord’s Second Advent
We believe in the Blessed Hope, the personal, pre-millennial, pre-tribulational and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, which is known as the Rapture of the Church. We also believe in the personal, visible and glorious return of Christ to the earth with His coming is known as the Revelation of Jesus Christ. When He returns to the earth with His saints, we believe that Jesus Christ will establish His millennial Kingdom and will reign for one thousand years. (Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 14:3; Revelation 19:11-21; 20:1-6)
Israel’s Place in God’s Program
We believe that “the gifts and calling of God are without repentance,” and therefore His covenant people, Israel, now blind and scattered, shall be redeemed and regathered to the land of promise, which is Palestine; and under the personal and millennial reign of Christ upon David’s throne in Jerusalem, shall become the head of the nations; and “the Gentiles shall come to their light and kings to the brightness of their rising” (Romans 11:25-29; Psalm 72; Isaiah 60:3).
The Resurrection of the Dead
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just at the Rapture; and of the unjust at the end of time (1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15; John 5:28,29).
The Eternal State of the Saved and the Lost
We believe in Heaven and Hell. Heaven is the place of eternal conscious joy for all who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. Hell is the place of eternal conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire for all who reject Jesus Christ and those dying in their sin (John 14:1-6; Psalm 16:11; Philippians 1:21,23; Psalm 9:17; John 8:24; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:10).
The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is a personal being, fallen angel, prince of demons, the god of this age, the great enticer and deceiver, the adversary of Christ and His people, the accuser of the brethren, whose end is in the Lake of Fire (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-19; 2 Corinthians 4:3,4; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9,10; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
Separation and Sanctification
We believe that the Scriptures clearly teach non-conformity to the world for every believer; that born-again people should be separated from the world unto Christ; that it is clearly commanded of God that all believers should live lives of separation from all worldly and sinful practices; and to be holy as He is holy. We believe that positional sanctification occurs at the moment of regeneration; and that practical sanctification is to be progressive throughout the entire life span of a believer on earth. God’s provision for holy living is in the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, resurrection and ascension, the indwelling person and power of the Holy Spirit, and the believer’s yieldedness to Him, and by the powerful Word of God (Colossians 3:1-4; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17; Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:14-16; Colossians 1:13, Hebrews 10:13,14; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Peter 3:18; Romans 6:1-14; Ephesians 1:15-2:6; 1 Corinthians 6:19,20; Galatians 5:16-23; Romans 6-13; John 17:17; Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 5:25-27).