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What We Believe

What We Believe

WE BELIEVE worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our worship.

WE BELIEVE worship of God should be inspirational. Therefore, we place importance on music in our worship.

WE BELIEVE worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshipping Him.

But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true
worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit
and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship Him. John 4:23

WE BELIEVE in the inerrancy of Scripture. We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, in the original autographs, is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and a complete and final written revelation of God.

WE BELIEVE in one personal, transcendent, and Holy God, the Creator of all, who is eternal, and who manifests Himself in three separate persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ, though fully God, became a man for the suffering of death, that He is the promised Messiah, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided for the atonement of our sins by His vicarious death on the Cross, was bodily resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit, ascended back to the right hand of God the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.

 

After Jesus ascended to Heaven, He poured out His Holy Spirit on the believers in Jerusalem, enabling them to fulfill His command to preach the Gospel to the entire world, an obligation shared by all believers today.

And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15

WE BELIEVE all people are by nature, separated from God by sin and responsible for their own sin. We believe salvation, redemption and forgiveness are freely offered to all of us by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. When a person repents of sin and accepts Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, that person is immediately “born-again”. Jesus Christ and His work on the cross alone have the power to save. The born-again believer is then sealed by the Holy Spirit and their sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God.

“But as many as received Him,
to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”
John 1:12

WE BELIEVE the person and ministry of the Holy Spirit enables any believer who asks in faith, enabling them to preach the Gospel and live it out daily. We believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Scriptures, are valid for today if they are exercised within scriptural guidelines. We believe love is more important than all the gifts, and without love the exercise of spiritual gifts is worthless.

WE BELIEVE Jesus Christ is the head of the Body, His church, and that church government should be simplistic rather than a complex bureaucracy. We desire to be led by the Holy Spirit and all the functions and directions of the ministry of the church. We await the pre-tribulational rapture of the church, and we believe that the second coming of Christ with His saints to rule on the earth will be personal, pre-millennial and visible. This motivates us to holy living, heartfelt worship, committed service, diligent study of God’s Word, regular fellowship and participation in baptism by immersion and in the Holy Communion.

We seek to teach the Word of God in such a way that its message can be applied to an individual’s life, leading that person to greater maturity in Christ.

We reject doctrinal view points of spiritual phenomena which are based on experience only. We look to the Word of God for the basis of all our faith and practice.

WE BELIEVE in a personal devil called Satan who, along with all his evil angels – called demons, is destined to spend eternity in hell. He now seeks to deceive believers and defeat the work of God. Believers are interceded for by Christ, protected by God and are in-dwelt by the Holy Spirit and can resist Satan.

WE BELIEVE that the nation of Israel has a special place in God’s plan and that all the promises of Israel will be fulfilled.