Our Statement of Faith:
1 That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writings were fully inspired of God, and accepts them as the final authority for faith and life.
2 In one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3 That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
4 That God specially created Adam after His own image in knowledge and holiness, to enjoy perfect fellowship and communion with Him. The historic fall of man from his original righteousness was the result of the one sin of Adam as head and representative of the human race. As a consequence of Adam’s sin, all mankind is born into the world under the guilt and condemnation of sin, in possession of a sinful nature corrupted in every part, under the wrath of God and subject to eternal death, the punishment of sin. Sin is any lack of conformity to, or the transgression of, the law of God.
5 That the Lord Jesus died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the Scriptures, and that all who believe in Him are justified by faith on the grounds of His shed blood. That all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
6 In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
7 In the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
8 In the person of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work and abiding presence in the true believer.
9 In the resurrection both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal separation and punishment to hell of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
10 That the one true Church is the universal body of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local Church on earth should take its character from this conception of the Church spiritual, and therefore that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials for Church membership.
11 That the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the essential facts of the Christian faith. Matt 28:18-20, Mark 16:16, Luke 22:14-30 and Acts 2:39. Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of the identification with Christ in death, burial and resurrection. The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and wine as symbolic of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death until He comes.
12 That God has sanctioned marriage between man and woman, therefore we believe in heterosexual relationships between a natural man and a natural woman within the confines of lawful matrimony. Adherence to this stated principle of sexual behaviour is an inherent requirement for membership of the Church.