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What We Believe

What We Believe

We as a church declare our adherence to the following doctrines:

God

We believe in one God existing in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit – co-existent, eternal, co-equal in all their attributes, being perfect in holiness, love, righteousness, goodness, wisdom, power, justice and mercy. (Deut 6:4; Matt 28:19; 2 Cor 13:14; 1 Pet 1:2; 1 Pet 1:16; 1 John 4:8,16; Ps 145:7,17; Eph 3:10; Matt 19:26; Isa 30:18; Luke 6:36).

The Father

We believe in God the Father, from whom all things come, having life in Himself and giving life to all living things (John 5:26; 1 Cor 8:6).

Jesus Christ

We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, God the Son, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, true humanity, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return in power and glory (John 1:1,14,18; Rom 3:21-26; 8:34; 1 Cor 15:1-20; Acts 1:9-11; Heb 1:3).

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, His illuminating, convicting, regenerating, sanctifying, empowering and comforting work and His abiding presence in the believer (2 Cor 3:17; John 3:5; 16:8; 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; Rom 8:9).

The Bible
We believe the Bible (“the Scriptures”) to be the written Word of God; that its sixty-six books, as originally written, were inspired by the Spirit of God and are without error in all that they affirm; that it presents us particularly with the Lord Jesus Christ; and, that it is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:20-21; John 20:31; Psalm 119:105).

The Universal Church

We believe that the universal church includes all who have been regenerated by God as they have responded in repentance and faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, and includes local autonomous fellowships of believers who are being brought to maturity as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ so that they reflect the character of Christ, build one another up, observe the ordinances and serve others, so as to fulfil the mission He has given them.  We believe that the local church is an interdependent body exercising its own divinely awarded gifts under the Lordship of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:41-47; Eph 4:1-16).

Satan

We believe that Satan is an evil personality, the arch-enemy of God, the great deceiver of mankind, but also a defeated foe, whose destiny is eternal punishment (Gen. 3:1-7; 2 Cor 4:4; 1 Pet 5:8; Rev. 20:10).

Mankind

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, but sinned by disobedience, becoming guilty before God and depraved in all areas of life, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death (Gen 1:26-27; Rom 3:10-23; 6:23).

Salvation

We believe that salvation is a free gift of God, given by His grace and available to those who repent from sin and are justified by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, being born again by the Holy Spirit, thereby receiving eternal life and becoming children of God who are being transformed to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ (Titus 2:11, Eph 2:8-9; John 1:12; 3:5-6, 16; Rom 8:29; 2 Pet 3:9).

Church Planting / Social Justice / Missions

We believe that “missions” is the process of planting churches amongst the peoples of the world and that it is our responsibility to promote and participate in evangelism, discipling and the establishing of new churches, both locally and internationally.  Further, we believe that the church has a crucial role to play in bringing social upliftment and change within communities through the transformational work of the gospel in the hearts and minds of those communities (Matt 16:18; 28:16-20; Acts 1:8; Isa 58:6-7).

The Future

We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the resurrection of the just and unjust, in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and eternal damnation of those who have not accepted the offer of salvation (1 Thes 4:16; John 5:28-29).