WE BELIEVE that is it not enough to be born again, but that believers also should be baptized in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit brings us the gift of eternal life. Jesus gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE IN THE BIBLE As the inspired Word of God in both old and New Testaments and that it contains all that is necessary for our faith and practice.
THE UNITY AND TRINITY OF THE GODHEAD We believe in one true God, the Lord Jesus Christ in whom dwells all the fullness of the Godhead body, that manifests Himself in three Divine persons, the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit.
THE UNIVERSAL DEPRAVITY Of mankind through the original fall of Adam.
A FULL AND FREE SALVATION For all mankind and purchased for us by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, when he died on the cross and shed his blood to redeem us from sin, sickness and suffering.
RESTITUTION Where a true work of grace has been accomplished in a life, every effort will be made to restore or put right wrongs that have been done.
WATER BAPTISM All believers should be baptized in water by at the age of knowledge on confession of their sins by total immersion, and in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of our natures to rise again in the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that water baptism is for those who believe and understand, and is an act of obedience and public confession. (Matt. 28:19 Acts 19:5, Acts 10:48, Acts 8:16, Acts 2:38)
THE DEDICATION OF INFANTS Jesus was presented, or dedicated, by His mother Mary in the Temple (Luke 2:22). Jesus commanded that children be brought to him for blessing (Mark 10:13-16).
THE BLOOD OF THE EVERLASTING COVENANT The Blood of Jesus alone cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7). In the Old Testament the blood of animals was shed and sprinkled at every ceremony and approach to God. As we accept the Blood of Jesus as the atonement made by the Father for us, we can as priests of the New Covenant sprinkle His Precious Blood as our only plea for New Testament blessings. Through His blood we have redemption (1 Pet. 1:18-19); cleansing (1 John 1:7); sanctification (Heb. 13:13); and overcoming power (Rev. 12:11). The Blood of Jesus speaks to God for mercy and pardon to believers of complete victory over Satan, and to Satan’s defeat.
DIVINE HEALING For whole man, spirit, soul and body (1 Thess. 5:23). Divine Healing is in the atonement (Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:16-17)
THE RESTORATION OF THE CHURCH; The Body of Christ, with nine manifestations of the Spirit (1 Cor. 12:8-10), and nine fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:22) and the five ministry gifts (1 Cor. 12:28 and Eph. 4:11). We believe that this restored church is for the revelation of Jesus Christ the Head through His Body, the members manifesting the power and virtue of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
THE RETURN OF CHRIST To rule and reign over His restored Kingdom on earth for one thousand years. We believe He will return in His Spiritual body to this earth in the same way as He ascended (Acts 1:9-11). He will take again the throne of His father David and rule in Jerusalem in the Promised Land.
RESURRECTION Both the just and the unjust will be resurrected (Dan. 12:2; John 5:29); the justified in Christ to eternal life, and the unjust to eternal judgement. The last stage of the impenitent will be the lake of fire (Rev. 20:15).
TITHES AND OFFERINGS These should be brought into the storehouse, that is, the local church from which our spiritual food is obtained (Mal. 3:10)
THE LORDS SUPPER We have Holy Communion with the Lord Jesus Christ in our worship service.
DELIVERANCE FOR THE WHOLE MAN Jesus said all believers should cast out demons in His Name (Mark 16:17). Experience has shown us that the strong prayer of faith in Jesus Name will bring deliverance to many Satan has cruelly bound. We believe that the ministry of exorcism, or the casting out of demons is being given back to the church.
HOLY MATRIMONY Marriage is Holy (Heb. 13:4) and was ordained of God for the procreation of children (Gen. 1:28) and for the mutual love of a man and woman who become one flesh. It is a type of the sacred union between Christ and His church (Eph. 5:23-27) *Please note that we follow the teachings of Matthew 19:4-5. We do not perform same sex marriage.
CHURCH GOVERNMENT The local assembly is governed by the Head, Jesus Christ, through the Pastor and Elders forming the Presbytery. God sets in the church “governments” (1 Cor. 12:28). Church properties are held by a local Board of Trustees on behalf of the congregation. Local churches in the same fellowship may form themselves into a district.
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT With speaking in tongues as the Spirit gave utterance (Acts 2:4). Jesus commanded that all believers should be baptized in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4). John the Baptist had already prophesied it (Matt. 3:11). On the first day of Pentecost they all spoke in other tongues. This was repeated at Ephesus, and by this means the Gentiles were granted repentance and admission into the Kingdom (Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44, Acts 11:18; Acts 19:1-5)
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth ”. 2 Timothy 2:15
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