What We Believe

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God; inspired, infallible and unchangeable from Genesis to Revelation (2 Timothy 3:16). One God in three people We believe in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, and that the three are one. (1 John 5:7)

 

The deity of Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Only Son of God, born of a virgin woman; who was crucified, died and rose again on the third day; He ascended to the heavens and now sits at the right hand of the Father (Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:30-35).

 

Salvation

We believe that salvation is gained through repentance and the confession of sins; it is given by divine grace (not by works) and is received by faith in Jesus Christ. He is the only mediator between God and men (Acts 4:12). Resurrection of the dead and eternal life We believe in the second coming of Christ for His people, that the dead in Christ will rise first, those who are alive will be taken up by Him, and all will go through the judgement of God. Those whose names are written in the book of life will rise again for eternal life, and those whose names aren’t, will face eternal condemnation (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, Revelation 20:11- 15).

 

Sanctification

We believe in sanctification as a work done instantaneously in the spirit, but one which must be developed progressively in the soul, and in the body of a child of God (Hebrews 12:14, Romans 6:19-22).

 

Baptism

We believe in the baptism of the Body of Christ, by which the person accepts Jesus, is born again, and goes on to be part of the Body of Christ and His eternal life. We believe in the baptism in waters as a sign of identifying with the death (to sin) and the resurrection of Jesus for eternal life (Romans 6:4). We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues and that, through this baptism, we receive the power to be witnesses of Jesus to the whole world (Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4, Mark 16:17).

 

Laying of hands

We believe that the laying of hands is one of the ways to transfer blessings, healing and the power of God from one person to another (Acts 8:15-20, 1 Timothy 4:14, 2 Timothy 1:6). The five ministries We believe in the five ministries of Ephesians 4:11, as the gifts given by God to the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11).

 

The governmental ministries

We believe that the apostle and the prophet are governing ministries that establish the foundation and the biblical doctrine of the church (Ephesians 3:5). The apostolic government We believe in establishing the apostolic government in the church, with an apostle as the head, a prophet as part of the government, and the elders (Ephesians 4:11, Acts 14:23). The kingdom of God We believe the kingdom of God as a government, and the person of Jesus as King, as the two highest and absolute truths (Acts 8:12).

 

The healing and delivering power of the Kingdom

We believe in the power of the Kingdom to heal the sick, cast out demons, and make miracles, signs and wonders (Matthew 12:28).

 

Faith

We believe without faith it is impossible to live a life that is pleasing to God, and that through it we inherit His promises (Hebrews 11:6).

 

Preaching the gospel

We believe in expanding the Kingdom at a local, national and international level, through every means available to us (Matthew 24:14).