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STATEMENT OF FAITH



What we believe and practice…

In salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone.

That the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for the human race.

That salvation is a gift. It cannot be earned.

That the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God and totally infallible and reliable.

That the Bible is the final authority on all matters of Christian faith and conduct.

That Jesus Christ was miraculously conceived and born of the Virgin Mary.

In the Holy Trinity - God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit - Three Persons but one Godhead.

That Jesus Christ's death on the cross, secured forgiveness of sins, access to the family of God and eternal life for the human race.

That Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead, that He is alive today and is at present seated at the right hand of God the Father in glory interceding on behalf of the saints (all born-again believers in Christ).

That Jesus Christ will personally return to this earth one day in power and glory to set up His Kingly rule.

In the perseverance of the saints - that is, the continuous operation of the Holy Spirit in the believer through sanctification and ultimately to glorification in Christ.

That the Church, regardless of denominations is called together in love, unity, fellowship, worship and the proclamation of the Gospel in accordance with and to the fulfillment of Psalm 133.

That Jesus Christ is the only Head of the Church and the only source of all its authority.

That the fruit of the Spirit according to Galatians 5: 22-23, is produced by the continuous operation of the Holy Spirit and the willing co-operation of the believer in Christ.

That the Biblical promises relating to the nation of Israel are literal, prophetic and irrevocable

The priesthood of all believers according to 1 Peter 2: 9, Revelation 1: 6.

The authority and autonomy of the local church.

Two sacraments - believers' baptism by full immersion and Holy Communion to remember Christ's death for our sakes.

The five ascension gifts of Christ to the Church - apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.

Recognising the call of God to special ministry in the Church by ordination and the laying on of hands.

The apostles' creed of teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and the prayers.

Other customs of the early church, namely:-

- The baptism of the Holy Spirit.

- Body ministry according to 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27

- The gifts of the Holy Spirit according to 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11 and Romans 12: 6-8.

- Healing and deliverance according to James 5: 14-15.

- Prayer and fasting.

Tithing according to Malachi 3: 10 and Proverbs 3: 9-10 - the full tithe being 10% of gross income before tax and other necessary expense.

The Lord's commission to the Church according to Matthew 28: 19-20.

The supremacy and centrality of the love of Christ in the life of the believer and the whole body of Christ on earth.

We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the fulfillment of God's purposes for the nation of Israel.

We support the church's practical role in the outworking of God's purposes for Israel.
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