This We Believe
We believe there is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self- existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
We believe humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we wilfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”
We believe we are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Savior and Lord. The Holy Spirit, convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live holy and minister super-naturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses.
We believe the victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy – sin, lies, sickness and torment.
We believe the Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, disciple the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.
We believe in the ever-increasing government of God and in the Blessed Hope, which is the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride – His church. Heaven and hell are real places. There will be a resurrection of the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting death.
What We Value
We believe that the knowledge of God needs to lead us into an experience of God. Knowledge of God alone is insufficient, just as an experience of God alone is insufficient. Both is needed. Moreover, both knowledge and experience of God is rooted in relationship. Therefore, we are given the greatest commandment to love the Lord our God with all of our heart and with all of our soul and with all of our mind and with all of our strength (Matthew 22:37; Luke 10:27; Job 42:5; 1 Corinthians 2:4-5; Psalm 24)
We honor because we sit in a seat of honor – with Christ in heavenly places. We honor one another by preferring one another in love. A culture of Honor and Love releases love (Ephesians 6:2; 1 Peter 2:17).
The goodness of God never changes. It is eternal. God’s goodness is who He is as He is also holy, righteous, merciful and just. As His children, God pours His goodness upon us and always works all things for our ultimate good (Exodus 33:19; Exodus 34:5-7; Romans 8:28).
For those who are in Christ, we have been set free from the law of sin and death and we have been set free to be who we are in Christ Jesus to the glory of the Father. Jesus Christ promised that we would do greater works than He did while on this earth since He went to be with the Father. We have been empowered and free to usher in His kingdom (John 14:12; Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 1:18).