1. We believe in the Holy Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and without error in the original writings, and they are the supreme and final authority in faith and practice. 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 1 Thess. 2:13.
  2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:6; John 1:1,18; Hebrews 9:14, 2 Cor 13:14..
  3. The Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man (Philipppians 2:5-8; 1Timothy 3:16) born of a virgin (Luke 1:27,30,31,35) sinlessly perfect (Hebrews 4:14,15). Because of His sacrifice, the sinner finds in Christ a substitute (1Peter 2:24) and a representative who forever pleads His blood for our justification (Romans 5:18; Hebrews 7:25). He rose bodily from the dead (Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4) and ascended to His fathers right hand (Ephesians 1:20; Acts 1:9-11) where He now ministers as our Great High Priest and Advocate (Hebrews 4:14; 9:24; 1 John 2:1,2).
  4. That every member of the human race is born with a sin nature which leads to death and eternal punishment (Psalms 51:5; Romans 3:22,23;5:12; 6:23; Matthew 25:46; 2 Thess 1:8-9). Regeneration (rebirth) by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of man (Titus 3:5; Rom 8:9). Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ (Hebrews 9:12,14; 1 Peter 1:18,19) and salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 2:8,9). Every true child of God possesses eternal life and is safe for all (John 10:27-29; 3:16; 5:24).
  5. Each believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, who seals him on the day of redemption (1 Cor. 6:19,20; John 14:16,17; Eph. 1:13,14; 4:30). It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that the believer can live a Godly life (Gal 5:16,22,23).
  6. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust (John 5:28,29; 1 Corinthians 15:51-55; Revelation 20:12,13), and the everlasting blessedness of the saved (John 14:1-6; Philippians 1:23; Revelation 22:4,5) and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (Rev.20:10-15; Matt 25:46).
  7. We believe in the personal, premillenial and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (1 Thess 4:14-18; Titus 2:13; Acts 1:11; Hebrews 9:28).
  8. We believe that the church universal, the body of Christ (Eph.1:22,23) is a living organism comprised of every believer (John 17:20,21; 1 Cor 12:12-27; Acts 2:27) and the local expression of the church is made up of believers who function by the leading of the Holy Spirit who gather:
    • To commemorate the Lords Supper, for worship and for prayer and fellowship (Acts 2:42; 1Cor. 11:23-30)
    • For edification (Eph 4:11,12)
    • For evangelism (Matt 28:19,20)
    • The local church acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus Christ (1 Cor 1:2) and priesthood of all believers (1Peter 2:5,9). Government and discipline are the responsibility of the local church (Matt. 18:15-17; 1 Tim 3:4,5; Heb 13:17).
  9. We believe that believers should not accept any denominational names or titles, but only the names that are given them in scripture such as “Christians” (Acts 11:26), “Saints” (1Cor 1:2), “Believers” (Acts 5:14), “Brethren” (Heb 2:9-12; Matt. 23:7-10).
  10. We believe there are two Christian ordinances, baptism by immersion (Acts 8:29-39; Matt 28:19,20) and the Lord’s Supper (Luke 22:19,20; 1 Cor 11:23-30). Baptism is for believers upon confession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It signifies that the one being baptized has been buried with Him and is risen with Him to walk in newness of life (Rom 6:3-5). The Lord’s Supper was commemorated by the early churches on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7), and we believe it is the privilege and duty of all true believers to heed the Lord’s request “This do in remembrance of Me” (1Cor 11:24).
  11. Every believer received one or more spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit on conversion (1Cor 12:4-11; 14:1). The gifts of apostles and prophets are foundational (Eph 2:19,20), the gifts of healing, miracles and tongues were signs of gifts to authenticate (God sent) the Apostles (2 Cor 12:12) and confirm the message of God’s messenger (Heb. 2:3,4) in the apostolic period of the early church; the ministry gifts continue to function through the church age as God, the Holy Spirit directs. (1 Cor 13; Rom. 12:3-8; 1 Cor 12:8-10, 28-30; Eph. 4:8-12; 1 Peter 4:10,11).