What We Believe
That the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and that it is authoritative on every issue it addresses.
That the Godhead exists eternally as three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three are one God.
That God is infinite in his holiness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, goodness, truth and love and that he is the creator of all things and the sole source of the power that allows them to continue to exist.
That the historical Jesus Christ was simultaneously both wholly God and wholly man; that his mother was still a virgin at the time of his birth and that he lived his entire life without ever committing any act that breached God's law; that during his life he taught and performed miracles and wonders exactly as recorded in the New Testament.
That Jesus Christ was crucified, died as a substitute for humanity, was buried and rose from the dead on the third day; that he later returned to heaven from where he came and there, in conjunction with his Father, reigns over the kingdom that his people were commissioned to extend, and that he presently intercedes there with his Father on their behalf.
That Jesus Christ will one day return to collect those who have accepted him as saviour and Lord and to establish his Kingdom with power; at his return he will raise to life all those believers who have died to accompany those still living.
That mankind was created for communion with God in a perfect environment, but that in consequence of the entry of sin into history, all creation, including mankind, has suffered physical deterioration and death; that as a result of this “fall”, men and women are all guilty before God; and that because they are sinful both by nature and by choice, they are incapable by their own efforts to restore the lost communion with God; and that every act of disobedience to God's revealed standard of behaviour is sin.
That the lost relationship with God can only be restored because God reached out in love, sending his only Son into the world to give his life on the cross as our substitute; and that this restoration, also called salvation, is only available because of God's grace which is his undeserved determination to help humanity.
That salvation is the personal responsibility of each individual; that it can only be obtained by first repenting and then believing in Jesus Christ as saviour and Lord; that repentance is changing the mind and heart by rejecting the individual's previous behaviour and determining to follow God.
That Salvation is solely based on the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and carries with it forgiveness of sins, eternal life, a new nature, the indwelling of risen Christ through the presence of the Holy Spirit and immediate membership in the universal church of God.
That all those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as saviour and Lord will be raised to face a final judgment and be sentenced to eternal punishment for their sins.
That the goal of every believer is to grow; that growth happens when the teaching of the Bible is obeyed, and that the ability to follow the Bible's teaching can only be given by the Holy Spirit.
That each believer should submit themselves to baptism by total immersion in water and regularly participate in the Lord's Supper or Communion. These are requirements of obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ's commands but do not earn for the participant any merit towards eternal salvation.
That each believer has a responsibility to regularly meet with and become part of a local fellowship of believers also called an Assembly or Church, to regularly participate with those believers in worship and to give testimony to his or her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, both among the believers and to those outside the fellowship.
That every believer is supernaturally given gifts or abilities by the Holy Spirit; and that each believer should contribute to the growth of others in the Church by using these gifts or special abilities for the benefit of others.
Any further detailed information you might require about the teachings of the Church can be obtained by speaking with one of the elders.