What We Believe
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are accepted as the Divinely inspired Word of God, and stand as the absolute authority on all matters of faith and practice. Acknowledging the right of each individual member to fuller insight into the Scriptures under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, this Church declares its belief in:
- The Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- The Divine Sovereignty of God as Creator and Sustainer of the Universe.
- The Deity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh.
- The perfect life and atoning death of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who was raised from the dead and is ascended to the position of all authority and power.
- The convicting and regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, Who causes sinful men and women to understand their lost condition, repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
- The sanctifying grace of God which enables a believer to press on to spiritual maturity and likeness to Christ.
- The return in person of Jesus Christ in power and glory, and the judgement of all people.
- The resurrection and eternal blessedness of those who belong to Christ.
Further we declare that:
- The Lord Jesus Christ is the Supreme Head and Ruler of His universal Church, which is the world wide body of men and women who have repented of their sin and put their trust in Him as Saviour and Lord.
- The local Church, the gathered body of believers in a given community, governed by Jesus Christ and guided by the illumination of the Holy Spirit, has the liberty and responsibility to interpret, preach and administer the will of Christ in all matters of faith and practice.
- Two ordinances have been given to the Church by explicit command of Jesus Christ, namely:
(1) Baptism, being immersion in water into the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
(2) The Lord’s Supper, in which those who have professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ take bread and wine in an act of remembrance of the death of Christ.
- Jesus Christ has commissioned His Church to evangelise the whole world. Each member then, has a duty to bear witness to the Gospel of Christ in daily life and to share in the wider task of reaching the world as opportunity presents itself.