Beliefs

We believe that:

God

There is only one God, who dwells in eternal relationship as Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Sovereign Godhead.

God the Father is Almighty, Creator and Sustainer of Heaven and Earth and all things visible and invisible.

Jesus Christ is God's only Son, the only one who is both perfect in his humanity and gloriously divine. Therefore he is the only mediator between God and mankind.

The Holy Spirit of God comforts, convicts and convinces mankind of sin, righteousness and judgement.

He indwells and sanctifies the lives of all believers individually and corporately. He gives His gifts to those who believe and makes effective service, worship and witness possible.

 

 


Salvation

All people fall short of God's perfect standard and are are separated from God, subject to His judgement and wrath. Humanity therefore is in need of repentance and reconciliation.

Being made right with God is solely by the grace of God, received through faith in Christ who was crucified and rose from the dead. A public confession of faith will normally follow by means of a baptism by total immersion in water.

At a time preappointed by God, there will be the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to judge all people.

The certainty of eternal life continuing after death is God's gift to all who are in Christ.

 

 


Scripture

The Holy Scripture, as found in the Old and New Testaments, is completely trustworthy and is the divinely-inspired Word of God.

The Holy Scriptures, being the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, are the sole and final authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice.


 

 

 

The church

The Church is the Body of Christ of which He is the Head. It consists of all those who have faith in Christ as Lord through the ages and throughout the world.

It is seen in the local assembly of believers, called by God to be His servants.

The priesthood is of all believers, individually gifted through the Holy Spirit to minister for the glory of God and the good of the church and to promote the advance of God's Kingdom on earth, through personal witness and evangelism.