Statement of Faith
We accept the Bible, including the 39 books of the Old Testament and the 27 books of the New Testament, as the written Word of God (divine inspiration and authority).
The Bible is an essential and infallible record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. It leads us to
salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Being given by God, the Scriptures are both fully and verbally inspired by God.
Therefore, as originally given, the Bible is free of error in all it teaches. Each book is to be interpreted according to its context and purpose and in reverent obedience to the Lord Who speaks
through it in living power.
All believers are exhorted to study the Scriptures and diligently apply them to their lives. The
Scriptures are the authoritative and normative rule and guide of all Christian life, practice and doctrine. They are totally sufficient and must not be added to, superseded or changed
by later tradition, extra-biblical revelation or worldly wisdom.
Every doctrinal formulation, whether of creed, confession or theology, must be put to the test of the full counsel of God in
Holy Scripture.(2Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter. 1:21).
There is One God (YHWH / Yahweh): infinite, eternal, almighty and perfect in holiness, truth and love. In the unity of the Godhead, there are
three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-existent, co-equal and co-eternal. The Omniscient and Omnipresent
Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is the foundation of Christian faith and life. (Gen. 1:1; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14)
God the Father (YHWH / Yahweh): is the Creator of heaven and earth. By His Word and for His glory, He freely and supernaturally created the
world out of nothing. Through the same Word, He daily sustains all His creatures. He rules over all and, together with the Son and the Spirit, is the only Sovereign. His plans and purposes cannot be thwarted. He is faithful to every promise, works all things together for good to those who love Him and, in His unfathomable grace, gave His Son, Jesus Christ, for mankind’s redemption. He made all things for the praise of His glory and intends for man, in particular, to live in fellowship with Himself.(Gen. 1:1; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14)
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is The Eternal Word made flesh, supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He is perfect in nature, teaching and obedience.
He is fully God and fully Man. He was always with God and is God. Through Him all things came into being and were created.
He was before all things, and in Him all things hold together by the word of His power. He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born over all creation, and in Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
He is the only Saviour for the sins of the world, having shed His blood and died a vicarious death on Calvary’s cross. By His death in our place, He revealed the divine love and upheld
divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God.
Having redeemed us from sin, on the third day, He rose bodily from the grave, victorious over death and the powers of darkness and, for a period of 40 days, appeared to over 500 witnesses, performing many convincing proofs of His resurrection.
He ascended into heaven where, at God’s right hand, He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord over all, awaiting His return. He is the Head of His body and the Church
and should be adored, loved, served and obeyed by all. (Gen. 1:1; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14)
The Holy Spirit, the Giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. Through the proclamation of the gospel, He persuades men to repent of their sins and
confess Christ Jesus as Lord. By the same Spirit, a person is led to trust in divine mercy. The Holy Spirit unites believers to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth and dwells within the regenerate. He empowers the believer to do mighty works of salvation of mankind.
The Holy Spirit has come to glorify the Son Who, in turn, came to glorify the Father. He will lead the church into a right understanding and rich application of the truth of God’s
Word. He is to be acknowledged and to communion with Him.(Gen. 1:1; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14)
God made man – male and female – in His own image, as the crown of creation so that man might glorify Him through enjoying fellowship with Him. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled
against God. Being estranged from his Maker yet responsible to Him, he became subject to divine wrath, inwardly depraved and apart from a special work of grace, utterly incapable of
returning to God. This depravity is radical and pervasive. It extends to his mind, will and affections.
Unregenerate man lives under the dominion of sin and satan. He is at enmity with God, hostile toward God and hateful of God. Fallen, sinful people, whatever their character or attainments, are lost and without hope apart from salvation in Christ alone.(Gen. 3:1-19); Is. 53:6
Man’s need of a Saviour has been met in the Person of Jesus Christ The good news is revealed in His virgin birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension. Christ’s crucifixion
is the heart of the gospel; His resurrection is the power of the gospel therefore we seek the mystery of His resurrection power. His ascension is the glory of the gospel. Christ’s death is a substitution and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. It also demonstrates His mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace.
Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which men must be saved. At the heart of all sound doctrine
is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed sinners have of glorifying God because of what He has accomplished. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our
hearts, churches and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel. Christ is sited at the right hand of God the Father…we anticipate His second coming (Matt. 1:2; Jn. 4:42; Phil. 2:6-11).
The proper response to the gospel is faith in the Person and work of Jesus Christ, a faith that is naturally accompanied by repentance from sin. Biblical repentance is characterized by a
changed life, and saving faith is evidenced by kingdom service or works. While neither repentance nor works save, unless a person is willing to deny himself, pick up his cross and follow
Christ, he cannot become His disciple. This response to the gospel is rooted and grounded in the free and unconditional election of God for His own pleasure and glory. This gospel of
grace is to be sincerely preached to all men in all nations.(Lk. 15:7; Ac. 2: 38; Rom. 4:25; 5:16; 1 Cor. 1:30; 1Thess 4: 3).
Salvation, the free gift of God, is provided by grace alone, through faith alone, because of Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. Anyone turning from sin in repentance and looking
to Christ and His substitutionary death receives the gift of eternal life and is declared righteous by God as a free gift. The righteousness of Christ is imputed to him. He is justified and
fully accepted by God. Through Christ’s atonement for sin, an
individual is reconciled to God as Father and becomes His child.
The believer is forgiven the debt of his sin and via the miracle of regeneration, liberated from the law of sin and death into the freedom of God’s Spirit.(Lk. 15:7; Ac. 2: 38; Rom. 4:25; 5:16; 1 Cor. 1:30; 1Thess 4: 3).
The Holy Spirit is the active agent in our sanctification and seeks to produce His fruit in us as our minds are renewed and we are conformed to the image of Christ. We are led by the Spirit,
we grow in the knowledge of the Lord, freely keeping His commandments and endeavouring to so live in the world that all people may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. All believers are exhorted to persevere in the faith, knowing they will have to give an account to God for their every thought, word and deed.
The spiritual disciplines, especially Bible study, prayer, worship and confession, are a vital means of grace in this regard. Nevertheless, the believer’s ultimate confidence to persevere is based in the sure promise of God to preserve His people until the end, which is most certain.(Lk. 15:7; Ac. 2: 38; Rom. 4:25; 5:16; 1 Cor. 1:30; 1Thess 4: 3).
We practice the confession of Jesus Christ, the confession of sins and the decelerations of the Word of God.Rom. 10: 9,10
Prayer is the best means to communicate with our heavenly Father God Yahweh.
Water baptism by immersion is practiced, and is only intended for the individual who has received the saving benefits of Christ’s atoning work and become His disciple, water baptism is a testimony of a convert who has attained a responsible age of about 14 years, (Infants and children are not baptized but are dedicated unto the Lord)It is done in obedience to Christ’s command and as a testimony to God, the church, oneself and the world, a believer should be immersed in water in the name
of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that his former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts a person’s release from the mastery of sin.As with water baptism, the Lord’s Supper is to be observed only by those who have become genuine followers of Christ (members who are in full fellowship).
This ordinance symbolizes the breaking of Christ’s body and the shedding of His blood on our behalf, and is to be observed repeatedly throughout the Christian life as a sign of continued participation in the atoning benefits of Christ’s death. As we partake of the Lord’s Supper with an attitude of faith and self-examination, we remember and proclaim the death and the resurrection of Christ, receive spiritual nourishment for our souls, and signify our unity with other members of Christ’s body.(Matt. 28:19-2-; Mk. 16:16; Lk. 22:19-20).
The Holy Spirit empowers believers for Christian witness and service. The promise of the Father is freely available to all who believe in Jesus Christ, thereby enabling them to exercise the
powers of the age to come in ministry and mission. The believer must be baptize in the Holy Spirit with signs following; we accept the operation of the gifts and the fruit of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers
The Holy Spirit desires to continually fill each believer with power to witness and imparts His supernatural gifts for the edification of the body and the work of ministry in the world. All the gifts of the Holy Spirit at work in the church of the first century are available today and are to be earnestly desired and practiced in an orderly manner. The gifts are essential to the mission of the Church in the world today. (Romans 8:14, Acts 1:8 ,Mk. 16:17; Ac. 2:4; 1 Cor.12:8-11; Gal. 5:23).
We recognize that the mandate and privilege of the Christian is to spread the Gospel to the lost world making disciples out of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and HolySpirit and teaching them to obey everything that is commanded by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
This may be accomplished by preaching the Word, praying, living according to the tenets of the Bible; and the sacrificial giving of the saints.Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 3:9-10; 1 Corinthians 9:7-23.
God, by His Word and Spirit, creates the Church, calling sinful men out of the whole human race into the fellowship of Christ’s body. By the same Word and Spirit, He guides and preserves
that new redeemed humanity. The Church is not a religious institution or denomination. Rather, the Church is made up of those who have become genuine followers of Jesus Christ and have personally appropriated the gospel. The Church exists to worship, serve and glorify the LORD God.
It is the will of God to establish His Kingdom here on earth and we also anticipate and prays “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”.
The church also exists to serve Him by faithfully doing His will on earth. This involves a commitment to see the gospel preached and churches planted in the entire world for a testimony. The
ultimate mission of the Church is worship, and the means by which this is accomplished is the making of disciples through the preaching and embracing of the gospel. When God transforms human nature, this becomes the chief means of society’s transformation. Upon conversion, newly redeemed men and women are added to a local church in which they devote themselves to teaching, fellowship, the Lord’s Supper
All members of the Church are to be a vital and committed part of a local church. In this context, they are called to walk out the New Covenant as the people of God and demonstrate the reality of the kingdom of God. The ascended Christ has given gift ministries to the Church (including prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) for the equipping of Christ’s body so that it might mature and grow. Through the gift ministries, all members of the Church are to be nurtured and equipped for the work of the ministry. In the context of the local church, God’s people receive pastoral care and leadership and the opportunity to employ their God-given gifts in His service in relation to one another and to the world.(Hebrews 10:25; Ephesians 4:11-16; Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Peter 4:10)
There shall be a resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved – they that are saved to the resurrection of life and the unsaved to the resurrection of
damnation (Mk. 13: 26; Dan. 12:2; Jn. 5: 29; Ac. 1:11 10:42; Rom. 2:7-11; 6:23).
we believe in the eternal judgement of God to all Mankind, which will be constituted by our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 17:31)
The is Heaven and Hell. The final destination for the followers of Christ who walks according to Yahweh’s will to heaven : John 14:1-4 and the final destination for the wicked and the unrepented souls to hell.Matt 8:12, 13:42
Tithing is practiced we are also encouraged the giving of free-will offerings towards the cause of carrying forward the Kingdom of God.
God blesses a cheerful giver and “it is more blessed to give than receive”(Gen. 14:18-20; 10-22; Mal. 3:6-10; Matt. 23:23; Ac 20:35; 1 Cor. 16:1-3; 2 Cor. 9:1-9; Acts 20:35; Lk 6:38).
Divine healing of sickness and disease is provided for God’s people in the atonement. Divine healing is part of the great gift of salvation and that through the gifts of healing, whether by the laying on of hands, the anointing with oil, or by simple faith alone, physical healing and deliverance from pain are privileges of humanity throughout the Gospel The Church and Ministry,however,donot opposed to the consultation of any qualified medical practitioners (2 Kgs 20:20-22; Matt. 9:12; Lk. 10:34; Col. 4:14; Mark 16:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; 1 Peter 2:24)
God works in signs, wonders and miracles through Jesus Christ, Who says it shall accompanied those who believe in Him. “Jesus is the same as yesterday, today and forever”(Hebrews 13:8)
We accept and practice in praise and worship with the use of all kinds of musical instruments as an outward way of expressing our love and devotion unto our Maker, Yahweh Eph. 5:19
The consummation of all things includes the future, physical, visible, personal and glorious return of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead and the translation of those alive in Christ, the judgment of the just and the unjust, and the fulfilment of Christ’s kingdom in the new heavens and the new earth. In the consummation, satan, with his hosts and all
those outside Christ, is finally separated from the benevolent presence of God, enduring eternal punishment, but the righteous, in glorious bodies, shall live and reign with Him forever, serving Him and giving Him unending praise and glory. Then shall the eager expectation of creation be fulfilled, and the whole earth shall proclaim the glory of God, Who makes all things new. (Revelation 20:10; Philippians 3:20-21; 2 Cor 5:1-5; 2 Tim. 2:11–13)
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