What We Believe
There is one living and true God. In the unity of the God Head there are three personalities, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary.
We believe the Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the all sufficient rule of faith and practice.
Eternity and Salvation
Everyone is by nature, a sinner. Salvation of sinners is by grace through faith in Jesus. Believers are eternally saved at the point of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ and will live eternally in heaven with Him. All those who reject Christ shall be eternally condemned to hell.
A Church is a local assembly of believers, baptised by immersion and joined together for the purpose of making disciples, baptising them, and teaching them the commands given by Jesus Christ.
Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer by the authority of Jesus Christ. Jesus has entrusted this authority to local churches. Baptism shows forth faith in Jesus Christ, death to sin and resurrection to a new life.
Baptism is the prerequisite to the privilege of Church membership, which in turn allows the privilege of partaking of the Lord's Supper. The Lord’s Supper is when the members of a local church, use unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine, to commemorate the eternal love of Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for our sins through the shedding of His blood and suffering on the cross.
We believe there are certain things that are essential to living life as a Christian. The greatest of these is love. We believe that loving one another, as Jesus loves us, demonstrates that we are followers of Jesus and proves our love for God. Love is the greatest commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ upon which all others are dependent.
Another essential element of Christian life is worship of our Lord. We set apart the first day of the week for the purpose of coming together to worship.
Sanctification is also part of Christian life. It is the process by which we are made partakers of God's Holiness. It is a progressive work that begins when we accept Jesus as our saviour. It is carried on in the hearts of believers, by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. This is done through reading and studying the Word of God, self-examination, resisting temptation, and prayer.
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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.