Statement of Beliefs

We believe that, in accordance with the scriptures:

1 There is one true God, the Father, Yahweh – God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, God also of Jesus the Christ (Messiah). Deut 6:4, 1 Kings 8:6, Ex 3:16, Mk 12:29, Acts 3:13, 1 Cor 8:6, John 20:17

2 There is one human Lord Messiah (Christ), Jesus, the only perfect man, sinless son of God the Father. 1 Cor 8:6, Lk 1:35, Matt 16:16, Matt 3:17

3 The Holy Spirit is the personal dynamic presence & power of God. Lk 1:35, 1 John 4:13-16, Matt 10:19-20, Ps 51:11

4 The bible scriptures, Hebrew scriptures and New Testament, in their original writing, are the authoritative word of God. 2 Tim 3:16, Lk 24:44

5 We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, the perfect man who died for our sins, by which the Father was reconciling us to Himself. Heb 10:12-13, 1 Pet 1:18-19, 1 Pet 3:18, 2 Cor 5:18-19

6 Jesus was resurrected from the dead and ascended into heaven and is now at the Father’s right hand. Mk 16:14, Acts 2:34-36, Acts 4:2, Heb 10:12-13

7 We believe in the gospel of the kingdom of God and await Christ’s return in glory and power. Mk 1:14-15, Lk 16:16, Matt 4:23, Matt 9:35, Matt 24:14

8 We believe in the future resurrection of the dead according to scripture. 1 Cor 15:20-23, 1 Cor 15:42, 51-57, Lk 14:14, Rev 20:5

9 We are now under the grace of God and no longer ‘under the law’. Gal 3 & 4, 2 Cor 3, Rom 11:16, Heb 4:16

10 We believe in baptism by immersion upon the receiving and accepting of the truth of God in the gospel of the kingdom of God and the things pertaining to Jesus the Messiah (Christ), and in the baptism of the holy spirit. Acts 8:12, Rom 6:3, Acts 1:5, Acts 11:16

11 We believe in the existence of Satan the enemy of God, who tempted Jesus and was defeated by him. He remains ‘the god of this age’. Matt 4, 2 Cor 4:4, Eph 6:12