CORE ASPECTS OF OUR BELIEFS
God is Supreme and the very embodiment of:
power, authority, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, judgement, truth, justice, holiness, purity, love, mercy, and grace.
Psalm 62:11; Romans 13:1, 2; Psalm 50:5; I Peter 1:16; I John 5:20; 4:8; Hebrews 4:16
God is divine, infinite and eternal
II Peter 1:3, 4; Romans 11:33; Job 9:10; Deuteronomy 33:27
God is the Creator of the universe and all beings and materials therein
Genesis 1:1, 21, 27; Isaiah 40:28, Ephesians 3:9; Revelation 4:11
The nature of God is defined and expressed in three persons, equally divine:
the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost
Romans 1:20; John 1:1-18; Matthew 28:19; I John 5:7.
The Father is the Provider, Protector, Principal, and the source and seed for all godly offspring
Philippians 4:19; John 10:29; Acts 17:28, 29; John 1:13; I John 3:9; 4:7; 5:1, 4, 18.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of man, He is one person of the Godhead equally divine, infinite and eternal
Matthew 17:1-8; John 1:18; 3:30-36; 5:25-40; 7:14-19; 8:12-19; 12:48-50; 13:19, 20; 14:1-9, 21-24; 15:15-27; 17:8-11, 13-26;
I John 2:22-25; II John 1:9.
Jesus Christ came to the earth in human form; born of a virgin, conceived by the Spirit. Matthew 1:18, 23.
To be mankind’s source of wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:29, 30
To demonstrate His union and connection to the Father and Holy Spirit. John 10:30; 16:13-15.
To be an example to mankind. John 13:15; 20:21
To offer His life and body as a sacrifice to eradicate the offense that sin has caused. Hebrews 9:26-10:12
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is one person of the Godhead equally divine, infinite and eternal. 1 John 1:7; John 4:24; Luke 4:18.
He was sent by the Father and the Son. John 14:26, 15:26
Convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. John 16:8-13
Influence, lead and empower the child of God. Ephesians 5:18; Romans 8:4, 14; Galatians 5:18; Acts 1:8
Extent and implement spiritual and operational gifts in the church. 1 Corinthians 12:1-31
The salvation of the soul and receiving of eternal life is extended by God the Father (John 6:44, Matthew 16:17) available in the person and through the sacrificial work of Jesus Christ (Mark 10:45, Acts 4:12) implemented by the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-8, Romans 8:9) received by receiving Jesus Christ as Saviour by faith (John 1:12; I John 5:10-13; Ephesians 2:5-9) preceded by repentance—II Peter 3:9; Acts 2;:38; 20:21.
Some characteristics of the saved and unsaved:
The characteristics of the saved are: love (I John 4:16, 3:15) righteousness (I John 2:29) spiritual discernment (Ephesians 4:17-21, John 10:27) confidence (I John 5:11-14) clean conscience (Hebrews 9:9, 14: 10:2)
I Corinthians 6:9, 10 list the characteristics of the unsaved: fornication, idolatry, adultery, effeminacy, thievery, covetousness, drunkenness, revilement and extortion. The Scriptures state that those who have these features rooted in character will not inherit the kingdom of God.
The Bible is the only source for all teaching, belief and practice. All priorities, principles and practices of the Christian faith must be based on Scripture
II Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:160; Mark 7:11-13
The Bible is God’s Word, inspired and preserved by Him. It reveals the person and will of God, and the state and destiny of mankind. Its overall message is the redemption of mankind, the consequence of sin and the glory of God
Proverbs 30:5, 6; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; I Peter 1:25; Psalm 119:89
The church is a spiritual body of born again believers built upon the foundation of Jesus being, the Christ, the Son of the Living God and the Head of the body and it is expressed in local communities through practical gatherings and ministries fulfilling God’s calls and commands; led by gifted ministers who proclaim and teach the Word of God.
Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:38-47; Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18.
Mankind is created by God in His image male and female (Genesis 1:26, 27; 9:6; Psalms 100:3). Made below the angels and above all other earthly creatures, and has been authorized to have dominion over the earth and all that is therein; which is made possible in Jesus Christ
Genesis 1:26, Hebrews 2:6-8
Through voluntary enacted sin, and a sin nature passed along by Adam and Eve, mankind stands condemned in the sight of God with hope of deliverance through the person and sacrificial offering of Jesus Christ for all who believe in Him and receive Him as their personal Saviour.
Genesis 2:27; Romans 5:12; John 3:16-18, Romans 8:1; I John 5:9-13