1. The Bible
We believe the Bible is inspired by God. 2 Timothy 3:14,17;
2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe the Godhead is eternally co-equal and coexistent
in three persons; not three Gods but one; not one Person
but three, namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:26; Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4; Mathew 28:19.
3. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy
Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. Thus we uphold His
absolute deity as well as His complete humanity; two
natures but one undivided Person. Luke 1:30-35; John
1:1; Hebrews 2:9-16; Hebrews 1:5-12; Philippians 2:5-8.
4. The Resurrection
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus
Christ, and that He ascended into Heaven where He is
now seated at the right hand of God, the position of
power and authority. We believe in the bodily resurrection
of all the dead. Daniel 12:2; Romans 8:34; Mark 12:36;
Mark 14:62; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 20; Philippians 2:8-11;
Acts 2:33; Luke 22:69; Hebrews 8:1; Revelation 20: 11-15.
We confess the Lord Jesus Christ and no other as Head
of the Church, and as our Lord and God. Ephesians 1:22-23;
Ephesians 4:15,16; Colossians 1:18,24.
6. The Second Advent of Christ
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will manifest
Himself in glory, majesty and power and in physical
Presence. This is the second coming of Christ and the
blessed hope of the Church. Matthew 24:30; Luke 21:27;
1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation
22:7; Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18.
7. The Fall
Every individual has sinned and is guilty before God.
Man by nature is depraved and incapable of saving his
own soul. Romans 3:10, 23; Ephesians 2:8-10.
The Lord Jesus Christ, by His life, death, resurrection
and ascension, has made available to all mankind the
forgiveness of sins and eternal life. These blessings
are made personally real to the individual, not by works,
or by any personal merit in themselves, but by the Grace
of God through faith alone, which is accompanied by
repentance. John 3:16; Romans 8:8-13; Ephesians 2:8,9;
2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4-7; Titus 2:11.
9. The New Birth
We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy
Spirit in the New Birth, which makes a repentant sinner
a child of God being baptised by the Holy Spirit into
the body of Christ. John 1:11-13; 2 Corinthians 5:17;
John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:22-25; 1 Corinthians 12: 13.
10. The Church
We believe that the true Church consists of the community
of true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, who by faith
have had their sins forgiven and been regenerated by
the Holy Spirit. We believe in the fellowship of all
true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, recognising
that the true Church is not confined to any one denomination.
Hebrews 12:23-24; 1John 1:7; Ephesians 3:3-10; 1 Corinthians
1:9; Ephesians 4:3-6,13; 1 Corinthians 10:32.
We believe in the immediate baptism, by immersion, of
believers only. Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:13-17; Acts
2:38-41 Acts 10:47; Hebrews 10:22; Acts 8:36-39; 1 Peter
12. The Lord's Supper
We believe in the Breaking of Bread as commanded by
our Lord Jesus Christ and as practised by the Early
Church. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32.
The Scriptures teach a life of holiness, and we are
to obey the command 'Be ye holy for I am holy'. Believers
are sanctified (i.e. set apart) for God's purpose at
conversion. Continuation in sanctification is the will
of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued
by walking in obedience to God's Word and through faith
and submission to the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 12:14; Matthew
5:48; 1 Peter 1:16; Hebrews 6:1; Philippians 3:11-14;
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24.
14. Baptism in the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Baptiser
in the Holy Spirit, and that this baptism, as a distinct
experience from the New Birth, is promised to every
believer. Matthew 3:11; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 1:4-8; Acts
8:14-17; Acts 11:14-16; Acts 2:32-33; Acts 15:7-9.
15. Divine Healing
We believe in the gifts of healing and that God still,
in our day, heals the sick. Mark 16:16-17; Matthew 8:16-17;
1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14-15
16. Spiritual Gifts
We believe that God has never removed the gifts referred
to in 1 Corinthians chapters 12, 13 and 14, and that
whenever the Holy Spirit moves upon the Church in power,
these gifts are manifested. We believe it is contrary
to the Apostolic command for any to 'forbid to speak
17. Priesthood of Believers
Each individual believer has full and equal access to
God through our Lord Jesus Christ, as a believer-priest.
1 Peter 2:,1-9; Revelation 5:9-10 (RV); Revelation 1:6.
18. The Ministry
The ascended Christ has given various ministries to
the Church and each of these exists for the strengthening
of, and is essential to, the welfare of the Church.
They are set forth in Ephesians . 4: 11; 1 Corinthians
12:28 and elsewhere.
We believe in miracles, both as recorded in the Bible,
and as being possible in the present day. John 14:12;
1 Corinthians 12:10.
We believe that both the living and the dead will be
judged, it being understood that the believer's condemnation
was borne by our Lord Jesus Christ in His redemptive
work. John 5:24, 28-29; Revelation 20:11-15.