Our Statement of Faith

 

Introduction:

We are an evangelical community church with belief and practice based on the Bible. We practice believer's baptism and strive to build each other up in the faith by careful study and application of God’s Word in our daily lives.

Because priority is given to the sharing of the Good News
“that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ”
(2 Corinthians 5:19), we welcome all who wish to learn
more of the God of Love.

Of equal importance is the remembrance of Jesus’ sacrificial
death on the cross on each first day of the week in the way He
instituted it on the night of His betrayal. Fellowship is extended to all who honour the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and are endeavouring to live for Him.

This is our motto:

“Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.. “ (Colossians 3:16) and “ . . .grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3 :18)


What We Believe:

 

The Bible is inspired by God, without error in the original documents and the final authority in all matters of Christian faith and practice. (Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:21)


There is one God, eternalIy existent in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 1 Timothy 2:5; Philippians 2:6; Colossians 2:9)


All things were created by God out of nothing, and all was “very good”. He placed man over all of His created beings; a position he fort kited by his fall, through the temptation of Satan, into sin. With man’s fall, his condition has been inherited by all people, bringing upon all the penalty due to sin, namely spiritual death. (Genesis 1:1,26,28,31; 2:7-9, 15-24; 3:4-6; Romans 5:12)


The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God, born of a virgin, sinlessly perfect. His sacrifice is substitutionary and totally sufficient for salvation. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to His Father’s right hand, where He flow ministers as our Great High Priest. He will come to rapture His Church and subsequently return to reign on the earth. (Isaiah 53:9; John 1:14; 1 Corinthians15:51,52; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17; Hebrews 4: 14-15; 7:26; 1 Peter 1: 19; 2:22; 1 John 3:5)


Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful and lost, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of man. Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ and salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 9:12,14,22;
1 Peter 1:18,19; 1 John 1:7)


The Holy Spirit lives inside the person who believes, seals that person until the day of redemption into the presence of God, and empowers the believer to live a godly life. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16,17; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 1:13; 4:30)


There will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost; of the saved to eternal life, and of the lost, to eternal conscious judgment (John 5:25,28,29; Acts 24:15; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Revelation 1:18)


The Church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. These believers are united with Him, and to one another, by the indwelling Holy Spirit. This means that the Church, as a whole, is not an organisation, but a living organism, known as the Body of Christ. (Matthew 16:18; Acts 1:8; 2:41- 42,47; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:22,23; 3:10; 5:25-27)


The Church’s calling, hope and destiny are heavenly, and its chief functions are to glorify God, proclaim the gospel of salvation through faith in Christ, and to witness for Christ until His return. The local church is composed of believers in a locality who meet together in Christ’s Name for worship, prayer, building up and testimony, according to the gifts which have been variously distributed to every believer by the Holy Spirit. Government and guidance of believers are divinely outlined in our Bibles as being the responsibility of overseers (elders) within the local church. (Acts 11:26; 14:27; 18:22; 20:17-28; Romans 16:5; 1 Corinthians 5:4,5; Galatians 1:2; Ephesians 4:11,12; 1 Peter 5:1,2; Revelation 1:4)