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 SCRIPTURE

We believe that all sixty-six books of the Holy Bible both Old and New Testament were written by men who were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God. We believe that the Bible is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; it has God as its author; salvation as its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter. We believe the Bible provides the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is and shall remain to the end of the world the true centre of Christian union, and supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried. (2 Timothy 2:16-17, 2 Peter 1:21, John 10:35, John 12:47-48, Psalm 119; Psalm 89).

 

 GOD

We believe in one God, creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, and existing in three equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe all three persons are equal in divinity, and perfection. We believe that all three persons execute distinct but harmonious office in the great work of redemption. (John 4:24, Psalm 83:18, Mark 12:30, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 2 Corinthians 13:14).

 

 FALL OF MAN

We believe that man was created in holiness, under the laws of his Maker; but by the voluntary act of sin fell from the holy and happy estate. We believe that as a result of original sin all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but by choice; being by nature void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin without defence or excuse. (Ephesians 2:3, Genesis 1:27, Ecclesiastes 7:19, Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:6-24, Romans 5:12,19, Romans 1:18, 20, Romans 3:19, 23).

 

 GRACE

We believe that Scriptures teach that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners; that being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man. We believe that the grace of God utterly excludes boasting and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God and active imitation of His free mercy; and that it encourages the preaching of the Gospel to all people. We believe that the grace of God is the foundation of Christian assurance; and to ascertain it with regards to ourselves demands and deserves the utmost diligence. (2 Thessalonians 2:13-14, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Peter 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 1:4, Romans 8:28).

 

 SALVATION

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who according to the will of the Father, assumed our nature, yet without sin; honoured the divine law by his personal obedience and by his death made a full atonement for our sins. We believe that be raising from the dead, He is now enthroned in Heaven; and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies of divine perfections, He is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and all sufficient Saviour. (Ephesians 2:5, 1 John 4:10, Acts 15:11, John 3:16, John 12:9, 14, Hebrews 4:14-15, Hebrews 7:25, Philippians 2:6-7, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Isaiah 53:4-5).

 

 FAITH

We believe that faith, as an evangelical grace brought by the Spirit, is the medium through which Christ is received by the soul as its sacrifice and Saviour. (Romans 5:1, Hebrews 11:5, Romans 1:17, Romans 10:10).

 

 THE LOCAL CHURCH

We believe that the Church is a company of immersed believers called out of this world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated with the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances. The Church is a sovereign independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts. precepts, and privileges under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Great Head of the Church. We believe that its officers are pastors and deacons. (1 Corinthians 11:2, Matthew 18:15-20; Ephesians 4:11-12, Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3; Titus 1).

 

 ORDINANCES

We believe that there are only two ordinances for the Church regularly observed in the New Testament.

  1.  Baptism, which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he or she obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his indication with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. (Acts 8:36-39, Matthew 28:19, Romans 6:4, Colossians 2,12  Acts 2:41-42).
  2. The Lord’s Supper, which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood proclaiming His death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).