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FAITH STATEMENT

WE BELIEVE

THE BIBLE

The Bible is the inspired word of God, a revelation from God to mankind, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12;29; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19).

THE ONE TRIUNE GOD

The one true God revealed himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed "I AM" and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e. Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12;29; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19).

THE CREATION OF THE CREATOR

That man was created good and upright, for God said "let us make man in our image, after our likeness." But man, by voluntary transgression fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).

THE GRACE OF GOD

The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration which is Baptism with water, and being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 23:47; Titus 3:5-7).

THE BAPTISM BY WATER

The Ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the scriptures, by all who have repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Saviour and Lord and arebaptized in His name. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their hearts has already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as an inner cleansing. Thus they declare to the World that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47, 48; Romans 6:4; Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22).

THE LORD'S SUPPER

The Lord's Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death. (1 Corinthians 11:26).

THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY GHOST

That all Believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. This wonderful experience is distinct is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 10:44-46; 11: 14-16; 15:7-9).

THE SPEAKING OF TONGUES

In the baptism of believers as a unique work of the Holy Ghost – an evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4). The manifestation of speaking in other tongues. In this instance, is the same in essence as the gift of tongues but different in purpose and use. (1 Corinthians 12: 4-10)

THE LIFE OF HOLINESS

The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command, "Be ye holy, for I am holy." Entire sanctification is a will of God for all believers, and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to God's Word. (Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:15, 16; 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24; 1 John 2:6).

THE CHURCH - BODY OF CHRIST

The Church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfilment of the great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven. (Ephesians 1:22, 23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:33).

THE CALL & ORDINANCE OF GOD

A divinely calling and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for a twofold purpose: The evangelization of the World, and the edifying of the Body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20; Ephesians 4: 11-13).

DIVINE HEALING

Deliverance form sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53: 4, 5; Matthew 8:16, 17).

THE RESURRECTION

The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the church. (1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Titus 2:12; 1 Corinthians 15: 51, 52; Romans 8:23).

THE RAPTURE AND THE SECONG COMING OF JESUS CHRIST

The Revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of nation of Israel, and the Millennial reign of Christ on earth is the Scriptural promise and the world's hope. (2 Thessalonians 1:17; Revelation 19: 11-14; Romans 11:26, 27; Revelation 20: 1-7).

THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD

The devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, and whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, shall be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20: 10;15).

THE MILENNIAL REIGN

"According to His promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness".(2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1).

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