What We Believe

Beliefs about God

  • There is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, existin in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4, Matt 5:48, Matt 28:19)
  • Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He was sent by the Father to live on Earth; he was fully God and fully human, yet he had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life for the unjust as a sacrifice and after three days, rose from the grave. In doing this, Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world’s debt of sin (Phil 2:6-11, Luke 1:36-38, 1 Peter 3:18, Hebrews 2:9, Romans 5:9, Acts 2:23-24, Hebrews 8:1, Matt 26:64
  • The Holy Spirit is a divine person who was sent by the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and to empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer and is a constant helper, teacher and guide. (John 14:8, John 16:13, Acts 1:8)
  • It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world full dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service (1 Thes 5:23)

Beliefs about People

  • God created people in his image, and everyone matters to God (Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 5:1-2)
  • All people are sinners and need God’s forgiveness. All who believe in Jesus Christ are justified on the ground of His shed blood. (Romans 3:23)
  • Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all people; and those who confess and turn from their sin, and believe and trust in Jesus Christ will be saved and become children of God, with the promise of eternal life. (John 3:16-17, Galatians 3:26, Titus 3:4-7)

Beliefs about the Church, the Bible, and Christ’s return

  • Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and all believing people are members (Eph 4:15-16, Matt 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47)
  • The Bible is the inspired, inerrant word of God and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Old and New Testaments are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. ( 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Tim 2:15-16)
  • Jesus Christ will return and there will be a final judgement. He is now at the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace. (1 Cor 15:20-23, John 5:28-29)

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