What we believe:

The Word of God:

  • We believe the Bible to be the complete and total works of the Canon of Scriptures; to be the divinely inspired Word of God
  • We believe the Holy Spirit supernaturally directed human writers with the writing of the Scriptures, without waiving their human intelligence, literary style, personality, individuality, personal feelings (emotions) or any other human factor
  • These authors then recorded God’s complete and coherent message, with perfect accuracy, in the original languages (Greek & Hebrew), the words of the bible, carrying divine authorship
  • We believe the Word of God to be the Mind of Christ, made known to us by the Holy Spirit.
  • II Timothy 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:20, 21; John 16:12-15; I Corinthians 2:16

The Godhead:

  • We believe in one triune God existing in three Persons – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory and having the same attributes, essence and perfections.
  • Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30

The Total Depravity of Man:

  • We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God.  However, at the Fall of Adam, he acquired a sin nature, which is transmitted genetically, through procreation, and is part of every human being.  Therefore, man is born physically alive but spiritually dead (separated from God) and totally incapable of changing his lost condition by anything he can do.
  • Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22, 23; 5:12, 17; Ephesians 2:12

The Person and Work of Christ:

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became Man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man; that He accomplished our redemption through His spiritual death on the Cross as a substitutionary sacrifice; that our redemption is made certain to us by His literal physical resurrection from the dead.
  • John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24, 25; 4:25; I Peter 1:3-5
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is now in heaven, exalted at the right hand of God, where, as The High Priest for His children (all believers in Him), He fulfils the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
  • Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; I John 2:1, 2

The Personality and Work of the Holy Spirit

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is God who convicts the world of sin; indwells all believers in Christ in this present Age; baptizes them into the Body of Christ; empowers believers to live the spiritual life on earth; and seals them unto the day of redemption, into eternal life.
  • Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13, 14; 5:18; II Timothy 1:14

Salvation:

  • We believe that salvation in every dispensation (Ages/Periods of History) is the Gift of God, brought to all mankind by God’s Grace and received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose efficacious death on the Cross provided man’s reconciliation to God.
  • John 3:16-18, 36; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; I John 2:2

Eternal Security of Believers:

  • We believe that all believers are kept absolutely secure forever in Christ, and no creature or any act by man could separate believers from God the Father.
  • Romans 8:1, 38, 39; John 3:15; 10:27-30; I Corinthians 1:4-8

The Church:

  • We believe that the Church, which is now the Body of Christ and shall be the Bride of Christ, is a spiritual entity made up of ALL born-again Believers of this Age (dispensation), irrespective of their affiliation with any Christian denomination or organization.
  • Ephesians 1:22, 23; 5:25-27; I Corinthians 1:10; 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2

The Personality of Satan:

  • We believe in the personality of Satan, who is the open and declared enemy of God and all believers. He is also referred to as the devil, whose main objective is to keep the unbeliever from believing in Christ, and to tempt and distract the believer through misapplication and distortion of God’s Word.
  • Job 1:6, 7; Matthew 4:1-11; Isaiah 14:12-17

The Blessed Hope:

  • We believe that the next great event in the fulfilment of prophesy will be the coming of Christ in the air to receive to Himself the dead in Christ and believers who are still alive at the time of His coming. This is otherwise known as the Rapture of the Church.
  • I Corinthians 15:51-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14

The Tribulation:

  • We believe that the Rapture of the Church will be followed by the fulfilment of Daniel’s prophesy to Israel of the Great Tribulation; that it is seven years in duration.
  • Daniel 9:22-27; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:15-21; Revelation, chapters 6-19

The Second Coming of Christ:

  • We believe that the great Tribulation will be climaxed by the (pre-millennial) return of the Lord Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom on earth, when resurrected believers will reign with Him for 1000 years.  This dispensation is known as The Millennium.
  • Zechariah 14:4-11; II Thessalonians 1:5-10; Revelation 20:6

The Eternal State:

  • We believe that the soul and human spirit of those who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, will at death, immediately pass into His presence and there remain in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body. At the Rapture of the Church, the soul, human spirit and body are reunited and shall live with Him forever in glory.
  • But the soul of the unbeliever remains after death in conscious torture until the Great White Throne Judgement, at the close of The Millennium, when their soul and resurrected body will be cast into the Lake of Fire to be punished with everlasting agony and cast from the presence of the Lord God Almighty, forever.
  • Luke 16:19-26; 23:43; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15

Church Ordinances:

  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper to be observed until His return. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Church membership is a prerequisite for one to partake of His Communion Service; only belief in Jesus Christ.
  • I Corinthians 11:23-26

The Responsibility of Believers:

  • We believe that after salvation, the responsibility of every believer is to remain filled with the Holy Spirit and not grieve or quench Him through any act of mental, verbal or overt sin, which precludes the believer from having fellowship with God.  God cannot have fellowship with sin, no matter how insignificant it may seem. However, through the simple acknowledgement of that sin, believers are once again filled with the Holy Spirit, having their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
  • We believe that the believer never loses the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.  However, as mentioned above, we can and will lose our fellowship with God, for whatever period of time we are controlled by our sin nature.
  • I John 1:9; Ephesians 4:30, 31; 5:18; Romans 8:5-12; I Corinthians 2:14; I Corinthians 6:19; II Timothy 1:14

Spirituality:

  • We believe that in this dispensation, spirituality is an absolute condition in the life of a believer, wherein he is filled and controlled by the Holy Spirit, walking in love and fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that spirituality is distinct from spiritual maturity, that a believer becomes carnal (precluded from having fellowship with God) through any act of mental, verbal or overt sin, and that spirituality (fellowship with Christ) is restored solely by personal acknowledgement of that sin to God the Father, and Him alone.
  • Romans 6:11-13; Galatians 5:16, 17; Ephesians 5:18; I John 1:5- 9

Spiritual Maturity:

  • We believe that through the filling and empowering of the Holy Spirit, the believer grows in “grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ” – referring to his spiritual growth, up until the end of his life. This is the Lord’s plan and purpose for all believers, bringing both blessing to the believer and honour to the Lord.
  • John 15:7, 8; II Peter 3:18; I Peter 2:2; II Timothy 2:15

Spiritual Gifts:

  • We believe that God The Holy Spirit bestows spiritual gifts to believers at the point of salvation, in absolute grace and apart from any human merit or achievement. Some of these permanent spiritual gifts which exist today are pastor-teacher, evangelist, administrator and other gifts. We further believe that the temporary spiritual gifts ceased with the completion of the Canon of Scripture, and these were apostleship, prophesy, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues, healing, and working of miracles. The Canon of Scripture contains absolutely everything we need to know, to grow, to worship God, and by which one may live a complete and fulfilled life.
  • I Corinthians, chapters 12 & 13; Ephesians 4:7-12; Romans 12:4-8

Grace Orientation:

  • We believe God interacts with Mankind on the basis of His Grace. Man earns and deserves nothing from God. Yet, all that God gives is given freely and in abundance. Therefore, to whom much is given, much is expected. We believe that a believer’s interaction with others should reflect this same Divine Grace. By God’s Grace and mighty power, we have been given the privilege of serving Him, by spreading this Good News.
  • Ephesians 3:7, 20; Ephesians 1:6; Luke 12:4 (b); II Corinthians 12:9; Philippians 4:19

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