Believe


We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom we live and move and have our being! Below is our statement of faith and the basic truths by which we live. Included for your reference are also the Scriptures relating to each truth.

 

  • The verbal inspiration of the accepted canon of Sacred Scriptures as originally given. (II Timothy 3:16; I Corinthians 2:13)
  • The Trinity of the Godhead. (Matthew 28:19; Colossians 2:9)
  • The Creation, Test and Fall of man, as recorded in Genesis: his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to Divine Righteousness. (Romans 5:12)
  • The Saviour of men, the Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 9:6)
  • Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to the disciples. (I Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)
  • Salvation of sinners by grace through faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross of Calvary. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12; Romans 5:10-11)
  • Baptism of the repentant believer in water, a holy act commanded by God’s Word. The body of the believer (dipped, immersed) completely under water. In this act of obedience and faith, the believer is identifying with the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Colossians 2:11-12)
  • The Baptism in the Holy Spirit for all believers today, with the gift of tongues available to the believer. (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46)
  • The gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in I Corinthians chapters 12-14, being exercised and practiced as manifested in the early church.
  • The Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world and the perfecting of holiness in the fear of God as an expression of Christian faith. (Ephesians 5:8; II Corinthians 6:14; 7:1)
  • The healing of the body by Divine Power, or Divine Healing in its many aspects as practiced by the early church. (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; I Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24; Mark 16:17-20)
  • The Lord’s memorial, commonly called Supper, for believers, as practiced by the early church. (I Corinthians 11:23-32)
  • The bodily Ascension of Jesus to Heaven, His exaltation, and His personal coming for His church. (John 14:2-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  • The Eternal Life of the believer (John 3:16) and the Eternal Punishment of the unbeliever. (Mark 9:43-48; II Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:10-15; John 3:18; Romans 6:23)
  • The reality and personality of Satan, enemy of our God and His church. (Job 1:7; II Corinthians 11:14; Ephesians 4:27; James 4:7)
  • The power and God-willed victory over Satan for the believer in every situation of life. (Luke 10:19, John 10:10, Ephesians 6:10-17)


 
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