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We Believe

The Bible

We believe the entire Bible to be the complete Word of God; that all sixty-six books, as originally given, comprising the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the basis of all Christian teaching and unity.

  • Psalm 19:7,8
  • Rev. 22:18,19
  • 2 Tim. 3:16,17
  • Psalm 12:6,7
  • Isaiah 55:11
  • John 17:14-17

God

We believe in one God; an infinite, intelligent Spirit; perfect in wisdom, love, and judgment; Creator and Sovereign of all; holy; eternal; self-existing in three equal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

  • 1 Tim. 1:17
  • Psalm 86:15
  • Matt. 28:19
  • 2 Cor. 13:14

We believe that the Father reigns with providential care over all life and history; He hears and answers prayer; He initiated salvation by sending His Son; He is Father to those who by faith accept His Son as Lord and Saviour.

  • 1 Chr. 29:10-13
  • Matt. 6:9-13
  • 1 John 4:14,15
  • John 14:6

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, burial, bodily resurrection and appearances, triumphant ascension, present ministry as our Advocate, and imminent return.

  • Isa. 7:14, 9:6,7
  • John 1:1-4,14
  • 2 Cor. 5:21
  • 1 John 2:1
  • Rev. 22:12

We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit Who convinces the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; Who as the Spirit of Truth, magnifies the person and word of Christ; Who regenerates, indwells, sanctifies, strengthens, equips with spiritual gifts, and leads into all truth those who believe in Jesus Christ.

We believe that Jesus and His apostles explained the present work of the Holy Spirit and that doctrines and experiences that deviate from the Biblical pattern are to be avoided and regarded as not originating from God.

  • Acts 5:3,9
  • John 16:7-15
  • 1 Thes. 5:19-22
  • Titus 3:5,6
  • 1 Cor. 12:1-11
  • 1 Cor. 2:11-13
  • John 14,15,16
  • 1 John 4:1-6

Angels

We believe God created a distinct order of spirit beings to worship and serve God, and to act as messengers to and protectors of human beings.

We believe that Satan, a fallen angel, exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the archenemy of God and man, and that he leads his evil angels to exercise great, though limited, power in the world. We believe that Christ on the cross triumphed over him and that he will suffer final defeat before Jesus Christ at the end of the age.

  • Hebrews 1:14
  • Luke 1:11-20
  • Psalm 91:11,12
  • Isa. 14:12-20
  • Gen. 3:1-7
  • Rev. 12:7-15
  • Col. 2:14,15
  • Rev. 20:1-3,10

Man

We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned in Eden and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death (which is separation from God) and as a result all human beings are born with a sinful nature and sin against God in thought, word and deed.

  • Gen. 1:26-28
  • Gen. 3
  • Rom. 5:12-21
  • Rom. 3:9-23
  • Prov. 6:18,19

Salvation

We believe that personal salvation is by the grace of God; that Christ voluntarily suffered physical death by crucifixion to satisfy God’s demand for judgment of sin and to provide justification for the repentant sinner who rests by faith in the risen Lord Jesus Christ and in his work of redemption.

We believe that God seeks to progressively shape all those He has saved into the likeness of Christ by means of the Scriptures, prayer, blessings, suffering, and the influence of other believers.

We believe that all those who have obeyed God’s call to faith in Jesus shall be divinely preserved, that they can never lose their salvation, and they will finally perfected at the Lord’s return.

  • John 6:37,44,65
  • Phil. 2:5-8
  • 1 John 2:2
  • Acts 20:21
  • 1 Cor. 15:3,4
  • Eph. 4:11-16
  • 2 Cor. 3:18
  • Heb. 12:11
  • John 10:27-29
  • 1 John 3:2

Future Things

We believe in the personal, bodily, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the resurrection and judgment of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the believer, and in the everlasting, conscious punishment of the unbeliever.

  • Acts 1:11
  • 1 Thes. 4:14-17
  • Rev. 21:1-7
  • Rev. 20:11-15

The Universal Church

We believe that the church is a spiritual organism made up of all believers in Jesus Christ since Pentecost and that each member has been baptized in the Spirit by the Lord Jesus Christ for the purpose of uniting every believer into the one body of which Christ is the Head. All believers are commanded by Christ to love one another as He has loved us, and are commissioned to make disciples of all nations by baptizing and teaching them to observe everything that Jesus commanded His disciples.

  • Eph. 1:22,23
  • Acts 2
  • Luke 3:16
  • 1 Cor. 12:13
  • Col. 1:18
  • John 13:34,35
  • Matt. 28:18-20
  • 2 Tim. 4:1,2

The Local Church

We believe that the local church is a self-governing fellowship of disciples that gathers together under the Lordship of Jesus Christ to be taught the word of God, to be encouraged in prayer and discipleship, to participate in the Lord's Supper, and to be equipped to serve one another in love.

Ordinances 

We believe there are two ordinances for believers regularly observed in the New Testament. 

Baptism - Which is the immersion of the believer in water in obedience to Christ’s command, in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, demonstrating publicly the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.

  • Acts 8:36-38
  • Matt. 28:18-20
  • Romans 6:3-5

The Lord's Supper - The partaking of the bread and the cup by believers together as a continuing memorial of the body and shed blood of Christ. It is an act of thanksgiving to Him, and serves to unite His people and to declare His death until He returns.

  • Luke 22:19,20
  • 1 Cor. 11:23-26
  • 1 Cor. 10:16,17

The Lord’s Day

We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord's Day, and that it is in a special, though not exclusive, sense to be set apart for congregational worship and edification.

  • Rev. 1:10
  • Acts 20:7
  • 1 Cor. 16:1,2

Civil Government

We believe that civil government is a separate institution from the church and is appointed by God for the good order of society and that secular authorities are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed except in the things opposed to the Word of God.

  • Matt. 22:21
  • Rom. 13:1-7
  • 1 Pet. 2:13-17
  • 1 Tim. 2:1-4
  • Acts 4:18-20

Marriage

We believe that man and woman were created by God and that marriage, as instituted by God, is the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

  • Gen. 1:27
  • Gen. 2:22-24
  • Matt. 19:4-6
  • Eph. 5:31