Articles of Faith

1. The Scriptures

I believe that the 66 books of the Bible were written by holy people of God who were under inspiration of the Holy Spirit. These are the actual, verbatim, supernatural words of God and the complete, final, authoritative revelation of God’s will to men.

2. God

I believe the Triune God is the only one true God. He is the Creator and Ruler of heaven and earth. The Trinity is made up of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

3. Jesus Christ

I believe that Jesus Christ is sinless God, born, as a perfect man, of the Virgin Mary. Jesus Christ died on the cross and was buried, but resurrected three days later. He is now seated at the right hand of God.

4. The Holy Spirit

I believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent in the New Birth, sealing those who believe. Gifts to serve as a sign (such as: Tongues, Healings, Revelations) no longer exist. However, God still answers prayers, heals and performs miracles.

5. Creation

I believe God used His words to create the world from nothing. Creation, written about in Genesis, is neither allegorical or metaphorical, but is to be literally accepted.

6. The Fall of Man

I believe that man was created sinless, but by voluntary transgression fell from his happy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners.

7. Atonement of Sin

I believe that salvation is wholly by God’s grace; through the mediatorial office of Christ, Who took upon Himself the punishment of our sins.

8. The Grace of New Birth

I believe that for sinners to be saved, they must be born again. New Birth is an instant new creation in Jesus Christ. By the new birth, a sinner who was dead in trespasses and sins become a partaker of the divine nature of God and receives eternal life.

9. The Freeness of Salvation

I believe salvation is given to all people. The only thing that prevents salvation is one’s rejection of it.

10. Repentance and Faith

I believe that Repentance and Faith are a solemn obligation of salvation. Repentance is to admit one’s sins and, putting them behind, to turn to God. Faith is to accept Christ’s death, burial and resurrection, and to confess Christ as one’s Saviour.

11. The Church

I believe that a Church is a congregation of those who first believed in Jesus Christ as Saviour, were baptised, and then joined in faith and fellowship of the Gospel. The two ordinances of the Church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Christ is the head of the Church. The purposes of the Church are to tell the world the gospel and make disciples of Christ, to build the faith and spirituality of brothers and sisters in Christ and to show God’s glory through worship, ministry and daily life. The offices of ordination are pastors (elders, bishops) and deacons. The local church has the absolute right of self-government and is free from the interference of a hierarchy of individuals or organisations. All decisions are made by the congregation, under the leadership of the pastor.

12. Baptism

I believe that baptism is an ordinance of the church. Baptism symbolises the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and testifies New Birth. Baptism is conducted by immersion, following the example of Christ.

13. The Return of Christ

I believe that Jesus will appear in the clouds with His visible body. At that time, the last trumpet shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise, and the living saints shall be changed into their glorious bodies and be taken up to heaven. Subsequently, there will be 7 years of tribulation which will be given to the earth, and then Satan will be bound. Christ will sit in the throne of David, and reign this world with the saints a thousand years. Finally, after the judgement of the great white throne of Christ, the new heaven and new earth will be created, and the eternal kingdom of God will be built.