What We Believe
God the Father
The One True God – the Bible teaches in the one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Three distinct persons but without division of nature, essence or being. Co-equal in power and glory and having a distinct ministry in God’s relation to His creation and people. (Gen. 1:1 Exo. 15:11; Deut. 6:4; Ps. 83:18; 139:7-9; Matt. 28:19; Jn 10:30; 15:26; Acts 5:3-4; II Corin. 13:14)
God the Son
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon himself the demands and necessities of human nature and identifying himself completely with mankind, yet without sin. He offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all humanity by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate God’s power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God. He is the only mediator and reconciler between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and rule as King of kings. (Matt. 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 1:13-22; Col. 2:9; 1 Thess. 4:14-18).
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit enables men to understand the truth of the Gospel. He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, righteousness, and of judgement. He calls men to the Saviour and seals the believer until the day of redemption. He is present in the life of every believer enlightening them and empowering them to be used by and to know the eternal God. (John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Eph. 1:13; Eph. 5:18).
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired by God. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. It is the inerrant, infallible Word of God and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20; Psalms 119:105).
Man was created by God in His image and is the crowning work of creation. In the beginning, man was without sin and endowed by His Creator with freedom of choice. Man chose to rebel against God and brought sin into the human race; whereby all humanity has inherited a sin nature and an inclination toward sin. (Gen. 1:27, Romans 3:23).
Salvation is God’s free gift to each of us. It cannot be earned. It must be received through the repentance of sins, faith in Christ, and the receiving of Jesus as one’s eternal Master. (Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:89; Rom. 10::9-10; Rom. 10-13).
God created mankind for the purpose of living and fellowshipping with Him forever. All who have experienced forgiveness and salvation through Christ Jesus will continue to exist eternally in the presence of God in heaven. Those without forgiveness and salvation will be eternally separated from God in hell. (John 3:16; Matt. 25:31; Rom. 6:23; Rev. 20:15).
Baptism is by immersion after conversion and a symbol of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Baptism does not make one a believer, but is rather a reflection of one’s obedience to Christ Jesus. (Matt. 28:19-20: Mark 1:9-11; Acts 8:35-39).
The New Testament Church of Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are covenanted together by the fellowship of the gospel. The church observes two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The church is an autonomous body operating through democratic processes under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The Bible also speaks of the church as the body of Christ, which includes the redeemed of all ages. (Matt. 16:15-19; Matt. 18:15-20; Acts 1:21-26; Acts 6:1-6, Eph. 1:22-23).