Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

We believe:

(i) that the 66 books of the Bible are the Word of God, divinely inspired in all parts1 without error in its origin2 and the sole authority for doctrine and practice3;

(ii) in the one Triune God4, eternally existent as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit5, who created the physical universe and man in His own image, by His direct and immediate spoken word6 during the six days of creation7;

(iii) that Satan is a real personality8 and an evil presence in the world;

(iv) in the pre existence9, incarnation, virgin birth10, sinless nature and life11, miracles12, substitutionary death13, bodily resurrection14, ascension to heaven15, and personal bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ16;

(v) in the total depravity of the nature of man17 and the entrance of death into the world through his fall in the Garden of Eden18, and the absolute inability of man to save himself from eternal punishment by his own works19.

(vi) in the regeneration of man by the grace of God20 and the work of the Holy Spirit21, with salvation from sin being available to whoever comes to Christ through faith in His finished work on the cross22;

(vii) in the spiritual relationship of all believers with the Lord Jesus Christ23 and witnessing to His saving grace24 and living a life of good works25 and service, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit26.

(i) 12 Tim 3:16-17; 2Psalm 19:7-9; 3Matt 7:21; 7:24; James 1:22-25;
(ii) 4Isaiah 45:5; 1 Cor 8:4; 5Matt 28:19-20; John 1:18; 10:30; 6Gen 1:1-27; 7Gen 1:1; 1:31;
(iii) 8Rev 12:7-9;
(iv) 9John 1:1; 10Luke 1:30-35; 11Luke 4:1-13; 12Luke 4:40; 131 Peter 2:24; Rom 5:18-19; 14Acts 2:24; 1 Cor 15:3-5; 15Acts 2:29-36; 16Mark 13:26; Acts 1:9-11; Rev 19:11-16;
(v) 17Rom 7:5; 18Rom 5:12; 19Eph 2:8-9; Psalm 127:1-2;
(vi) 20John 3:3-8; Rom 6:1-11; 211 Peter 1:1-2; 22Acts 26:17; Eph 2:8; 1 Peter 1:3;
(vii) 23Rom 8:17; 24Eph 6:10-20; 25 Eph 2:10; John 14:12-1`3; 261 Cor 12:4-7.