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What We Believe

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 Matthew 28:18–20

PURPOSE
The purpose of this church is to glorify God through:

  • Exaltation
    The worship of the triune God (Father, son and Holy Spirit)—I Corinthians 10:31, I Peter 4:11
  • Edification
    The spiritual growth of the saints into the likeness of Jesus Christ—Colossians 1:28
  • Evangelism
    The proclamation of the Gospel to the unsaved—Acts 1:8

STATEMENT OF FAITH
Bible
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the completely inerrant, divinely inspired Word of God, which inerrancy and inspiration extends to every part and to the very words of the original writings. We believe that the Bible is God’s complete and final written revelation of God to men, and that it is the supreme authority in all matters pertaining to Christian faith and life. Ps. 19:7; Matt. 5:18; 2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Pet. 1:20–21

God
We believe in one God, infinitely perfect, and existing eternally and equally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Gen. 1:26; Is. 45:20–21; Mt. 3:17; Mt. 28:19; Jn. 1:1–14

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, Mary, and is in one Person true God and true man. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins according to the Scriptures, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where at the right hand of the Father He is now our High Priest and Advocate. Is. 7:14; Mt. 1:18–25; Phil. 2:5–11; Heb. 7:25; 1 Pet. 2:21–25

Holy Spirit
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, who was sent by God the Father to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. His ministry glorifies Jesus Christ and implements Christ’s work of redemption. He regenerates, baptizes, seals and indwells all believers, securing them in Christ forever and empowers them for godly living and service. Jn. 16:7–14; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:7,28–30; Gal. 5:22–23; 1 Pet. 4:10

Satan
We believe that Satan is a created being, a fallen angel, who is the embodiment of all evil, and through whom sin entered into the world. He is the enemy of the Triune God and of all mankind, soliciting the believer to sin, accusing him in the presence of God and striving to keep the unbeliever from receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour. He will finally be consigned to the lake of fire forever. Gen. 3:1–6; Is. 14:12–15; Jn. 8:44; 1 Jn. 3:8; Rev. 20:10

Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God by His direct act and not from previously existing forms of life; that all men are descended from the historic Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race; that mankind sinned in Adam and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and, therefore, are sinners in thought, word and deed. Gen. 1:27; Rom. 5:12–19; 1 Cor. 15:20–21

Salvation
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died as a representative, substitutional and atoning sacrifice for the sins of all men, and that all who receive Him as Saviour by faith are born again into the family and household of God, and on the grounds of His shed blood are forgiven, justified, possessing eternal life and are, therefore, eternally secure. Is. 53; Jn. 1:12; Jn. 3:16–18; Eph. 1:7; 1 Jn. 5:11–13

Lord’s Supper and Baptism
We believe that two ordinances are enjoined upon the Church; namely, baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. All believers are commanded by the Lord to observe them. These are to be administered faithfully according to the Word of God, and all believers are welcome to share in them. Mt. 26:26–29; Mt. 28:19–20; Acts 8:34–39; 1 Cor. 11:20–34

Return of Christ
We believe in the blessed hope, the personal, visible, imminent return of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ for the saints, to take them to be with Him forever, and to return with Him, when He comes to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Zec. 14:4; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:13–18; Tit. 2:11–13; Rev. 20:4–6

Resurrection of Believers
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both the just and the unjust; the saved, to everlasting life and joy in the presence of the Lord, and the unsaved, to everlasting judgment and conscious punishment. Lk. 16:19–31; Jn. 5:28–29; 1 Cor. 3:11–15; 2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:11–15