The Bible is our all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, and the fundamental teachings in which we believe are reflected in the following statements of faith:-
Authority of the Bible
Belief in the full inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, as originally given in the Old and New Testaments, being in themselves the Word of God and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The worship and government of the local church as patterned in the New Testament and the need to live a Spirit-filled life, perfecting holiness in the fear of God, thus expressing the true Christian faith.
Baptism by total immersion for believers as instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ, to be administered in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Baptism not as conveying any regenerating grace, but as a testimony to the believer’s baptism.
Breaking of Bread
Belief that all believers are welcome to the Lord’s Table on the qualification of self-examination and awareness of the appropriate conditions and warnings (1 Corinthians 11 vs 23-32).
Belief in the person of the Holy Spirit and the necessity of His work in conversion, regeneration and sanctification, the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit for the edification, exhortation and comfort of the church.
Belief in the physical regathering and spiritual restoration of the Jews in the land of Israel at the end of the age in fulfilment of the Abrahamic covenant and Old and New Testament prophecies and scriptures. The return of Christ to earth on the Mount of Olives and the setting up of the Millennial Kingdom with Jerusalem as the capital.
Lordship of Jesus Christ
The full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, authoritive teaching, substitutionary atoning death, triumphant bodily resurrection and ascension into heaven. His return in glory to herald the beginning of His millennial reign on earth.
The necessity for repentance and regeneration, the resurrection of the body and the judgement of the world by the Lord Jesus Christ.
The justification and sanctification of the believer solely through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Redemption from guilt and the penalty and power of sin only through His sacrificial death as our representative and substitute.
The need for the believer to confess aloud the Lord Jesus Christ and to be ready for the second coming of the Lord Jesus.
The Unity of the Godhead and the Trinity therein with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit being co-equal and co-eternal, distinguishable yet indivisible. The sovereignty of God in creation and redemption.