Statement of Faith
- The Scriptures, both Old & New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the Divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
- In one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- That Jesus is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins, according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Advocate.
- That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and during this age of convict men, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
- That man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation an spiritual life be obtained.
- That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.
- Baptism was commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ. Every believers should be baptized in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as a sign of His fellowship with Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection – thereby confessing that he has put off his sinful life and yielded himself to God to live in newness of life. We believe immersion to be the scriptural method of baptism.
- The Lord‘s Supper is partaken of by baptized believers in good and regular standing, in obedience to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. By this they profess their faith in Christ and show forth until He comes His suffering and death for them and their oneness with one another. (Baptism and the Lord‘s Supper are , however, not to be regarded as means of salvation)
- The Church has two aspects: the visible and the invisible church. Whoever has accepted the Gospel, repented of his sins and been baptized is a member of the visible Church. All who have repented of their sins, believed on the Lord Jesus Christ and have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit are members of the invisible Church. Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, which is His body. Christ holds supreme authority over its government and discipline, by the Holy Spirit, He has set over the Church certain officers for the administration order and discipline – such as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers, deacons and elders that he might use them “to prepare God‘s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the son of God and become mature attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Jesus Christ has committed to the Church the responsibility of preaching the gospel in all lands as a witness of salvation to all people.
- That only those who are thus members of the true Church shall be eligible for membership in the local church.
- In the personal and pre-millennial and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
- In the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting conscious punishment.