Statement of Faith

1. We believe in one God who is the creator of the universe and all life, holy and perfect (Gen 1-2; Ex 20:11).   God exists in perfect unity as three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Mt 28:20).  God is omnipresent (Num 14:21; Col 1:16-17), omnipotent (Psa 147:5; Jer 32:17; Jn 15:5), omniscient (Ps 94:11; Isa 14:28; Mt 6:8; Lk 16:15).

2. We believe that the Holy Scriptures (The Bible, The Word of God) are God’s very spoken word, to communicate His love and plan of salvation for all of mankind. The Bible is without error (i.e., inerrant) in its original writing and thus is to be believed and obeyed (i.e., is all sufficient) for Christian living and witness (Psa 119:105; 2 Ti 3:16). 

3. We believe that mankind is fallen and sinful. Mankind first fell and sinned when Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Gen 3).  Since that original sin mankind are sinners and are born into sin.  As a result of sin mankind has stored up for themselves the wrath of God (Rom 3:23; 6:23; Eph 5:6). 

4. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God (Jn 10:36), fully man and fully God (Phil 2:5-7), who lived a sinless life (Heb 4:15), but willingly choose to die on the cross in place of mankind to be the propitiation for their sin and to offer the eternal gift of salvation (Jn 10:18; Rom 6:23; 1 Pe 2:24). It is only Jesus who redeems (Gal 3:13), sanctifies (Heb 10:10) and justifies (Rom 8:30).

5. We believe that the Holy Spirit, imparted by Jesus Christ, indwells every Christian believer (1 Corinthians 12:13, John 14:16-17), with a gracious, loving, and unwavering commitment to conform each believer into the image of Christ (Luke 11:13, Acts 5:32, Rom 8:29). The Holy Spirit is our guide, our counsellor, our comforter, and our helper and intercedes to the Father on our behalf (John 14:26, 1 John 2:20). He imparts spiritual gifts to individual believers according to His own will and counsel for the benefit and health of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 11). The Holy Spirit empowers us for every good work, and holiness is not achievable without His active ministry in our lives. He illuminates the Holy Scriptures for our understanding (Jn 14:26).

6. We believe that it is only through Jesus sacrifice on the cross that mankind is given a way to be saved from their sins and to have eternal life in heaven. A person must repent of their sin and place their faith in Jesus alone to save them (Rom 19:9-10; 1 Jn 1:9).

7. We believe that heaven and hell are real places; the former for those who are saved of their sins and the latter reserved for the unrighteous and demons (Phil 3:20; Mt 25:41; 2 Pet 2:4).

8. We believe that someday Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead (2 Tim 4:1) and that those who have confessed their sins and placed their faith in Him will be given eternal life with Him in heaven (Jn 5:24) while the unrepentant will be sentenced to an eternity of torment in hell (Mt 13:14-42).

9. We believe that the Church is the Body and Bride of Christ (Col 1:24). Everyone who has made a confession of faith, that is, who has believed that Jesus is the Son of God and our Savior, and who has confessed their sin to Him and surrendered their life to Him, is a true Christian and is therefore a member of the Church (Rom 10:9-10).

10. We believe that God instituted two important ordinances for Christian believers as part of the new covenant (New Testament): Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Water Baptism is by immersion and is only for the believer.  Baptism is the first act of obedience once a person has made their confession of faith (Rom 6:3-4).  The Lord’s Supper is for the church to partake of within Christian community.  It represents and reminds us of the sacrifice that Jesus made, paying the penalty for our sin (1 Cor 11:23-26).