What we believe

 

THE SCRIPTURES
We believe that the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, fully inspired without error and the infallible rule of faith and practice. The Word of God is the foundation upon which the Church operates and is the basis for which she is governed. We believe that the Word of God supersedes any earthly law that is contrary to the Holy Scriptures.

THE TRINITY
We believe that there is one living and true GOD, eternally existing in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in power and glory; that this triune God created all, upholds all, and governs all things.

THE GOSPEL
We believe that the gospel can be summarised in three words: Incarnation, Substitution and Restoration.

Incarnation:
We believe that Jesus Christ, though fully God, became fully man. He is the historical promised Jewish Messiah, who was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life.

Substitution:
We believe that all people are sinners by nature and choice, falling short of God’s standard and breaking His commandments – and therefore are under God’s righteous judgment. Yet, God saves and gives new life to all who come to Him in repentance and faith, trusting in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. At the cross, Jesus Christ died in our place as our substitute, absorbing God’s wrath that should have come upon us.

Restoration:
We believe that Jesus died for the sins of the world and therefore the invitation to believe is open to all. When a person repents of their sin and accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord, trusting Him to save them, that person is immediately born again and sealed by the Holy Spirit, all their sins are forgiven, and that person becomes a child of God.

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.

We believe that Jesus will one day personally and visibly come back to earth. He will finally restore His Kingdom, resurrect the dead and carry out the final judgement. He will then give eternal blessing to the righteous and endless torment to the wicked.

THE CHURCH
We believe that Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances for the church: the full-immersion water baptism of believers and the Lord’s Supper.

We believe in the pattern and principle of male leadership and responsibility in both the home and the church, according to the sacrificial example of Jesus. We believe this limits the roles of pastoral leadership and doctrinal authority to qualified men.

We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such, He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.