Our Beliefs

1. THE HOLY BIBLE

We believe that the Bible is the complete Word of God. That in the sixty-six books, as they were originally written and which now comprise the Old and New Testament, were inspired by the Holy Spirit of God and were entirely free of error. That the Bible is the decisive authority in all matters regarding our practices and our faith and is the foundation of Christian unity.

2. HOLY TRINITY

We believe in God, creator of all things, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three persons that are the same essence - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

3. JESUS CHRIST

We believe in the absolute deity of Jesus Christ, His eternal existence with the Father in glory, in His incarnation, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His substitutionary death, in His bodily resurrection, in His triumphant ascension, in His ministry as mediator and future return in person.

4. THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the absolute deity and personhood of the Holy Spirit, who convicts us of sin and convinces us of justice and of righteousness. Who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates, comforts and capacitates those who believe in Jesus Christ.

5. SATAN

We believe Satan exists as a diabolic person who is the originator of sin, enemy of God and man.

6. MAN

We believe man was divinely created in the image and likeness of God, but sinned and was found guilty before God, resulting in total depravation and consequently incurring a physical and spiritual death.

7. SALVATION

We believe salvation is a gift from God, in which Christ suffered willingly in a vicarious and atoning death, and that justification is only possible through faith in the sacrifice and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

8. ORDINANCES

We believe there are only two ordinances for the Church according to the teachings of the New Testament, which are:

a) Baptism – which is done by the immersion of a believer in water so that by doing so they are obeying the commandment of Christ and identifying themselves with Christ in His death.

b) The Lord’s Supper – which is the act of remembrance in which Christians participate of the elements of bread and wine, symbolizing the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ and His blood which was shed on Calvary.

9. CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe that the civil government is divinely established for the interest and good order of the society; that we should pray for governors, honoring them and obeying them, except when obedience would require us to go against the will of Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of our consciousness and Lord over the kings of the earth.

10. THE CHRISTIAN & THE SOCIAL ORDER

All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society... in the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death...

11. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.

12. FAMILY

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ... The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation... Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage.