Our Belief

 

  1. We believe the entire bible as the inspired Word of God and the final authority in all matters of conduct and culture for all born-again believers.
  2. We believe in the Trinity. Godhead is one God expressing Himself in three separate and distinct personalities as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe Jesus Christ is literal Son of God that was born in the flesh as the saviour of the world.
  4. We believe Jesus Christ came and lived in the flesh, and was crucified on the cross and on the third day He rose up triumphantly from the dead.
  5. We believe there is no other name besides the name of Jesus Christ given on earth among men by which men must be saved.
  6. We believe in a day of final judgement where every man will receive the reward of their obedience. To the justified, an eternal abode in literal heaven, and to the unjust, an equally eternal abode in literal hell.
  7. We believe that Jesus Christ is coming back again to establish the reign of God’s kingdom on the earth.

Therefore, to make our calling and election sure:

  1. We believe that we should by the aid of the Holy Spirit, walk together in Christian love and strive for the advancement of the church (the gathering of God’s people – which this church is a part) in knowledge, holiness and unity.
  2. We Believe we should promote the prosperity of the church and her spirituality; sustain her worship, ordinances, doctrines, and discipline.
  3. We believe we should contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spreading of the gospel through all nations.
  4. We believe that we should establish and maintain family and personal devotions; to educate our children with a Christian worldview.
  5. We believe that we should seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.
  6. We believe that we should walk worthy of our Christian calling in this world; be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, exemplary in our language, conversation and in exercise of self-control.
  7. We believe that we should avoid sinful acts as described in Galatians 5:19-21, and should develop the fruits of the Spirit in our Christian walk, as described in Galatians 5:22-23.
  8. We believe that we should be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of God and at being hearer as well as a doer of the Word of God at all times.
  9. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is the marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.
  10. We believe marriage would be esteemed honourable in all respects in the life of the dedicated Christian, and sexual intimacy should only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other.
  11. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  12. We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.
  13. We believe the church reserve the right and responsibility to apply biblical discipline, in situations where any member’s refusal to adhere to this expression of belief is deemed to be detrimental to the function and integrity of the Church.
  14. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
  15. We believe that sanctification is very important experience that every child of God must have to be able to live a Holy life (John 17:19; I Peter 1:15-16). God called us unto Holiness (I Thess. 4:7; Rom. 12:1-2).
  16. We believe that the born-again Christian would avoid the misuse of the tongue as in foolish talking or jesting (Eph. 5:4).
  17. We believe in covenant naming and dedication of new born babies. Whenever a child is born to the family of a member of the church, the church shall conduct a covenant naming in a consecration service for the child on the 8th day. The parents shall at a later date bring the child unto the House of the Lord to present him/her in a Thanksgiving and Dedication Service unto the Lord (1 Sam. 1:22; Luke. 22:22-24; Matt. 19:13-15).
  18. We believe that every person must be treated with compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behaviour or attitudes directed toward any individual or group are to be repudiated and are not in accord with scripture nor the doctrines of the Church.
  19. We believe that we should be our brother’s keeper; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy and courtesy in speech.
  20. We believe we should be slow to take offense, always ready to reconcile, being mindful of the teachings of our Lord Jesus to secure it without delay.
  21. We believe where conflict exists, the church possesses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between members.
  22. We believe therefore that Christians should not bring civil lawsuits against other Christians or the church to resolve personal disputes, but may seek compensation for injuries from other person’s insurance company as long as the claim is pursued without malice or slander (1 Cor. 6:1-8; Eph. 4:31-32).
  23. We believe that everywhere we find ourselves as led by God’s Spirit, we shall as soon as practicable unite with other believers to form a local assembly of the church where we can carry out the spirit of God’s covenant and the principles of His Word.