Statement of Faith

What We Believe

1. We believe that the Bible is the inspired and infallible authoritative Word of God. Our faith is based on our commitment to the whole Bible and the Bible alone. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

2. We believe there is one and only one living and true God, an infinite Spirit, the sovereign creator and supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth. In the unity of the Godhead there are three Persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Exodus 20:2-3, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Revelation 4:11)

3. We believe that God created man as the "crown" and integrating head of His whole creation. But man rejected God's ownership of himself and the creation, separating himself from God's love through his sin, enslaving the whole creation along with him to the power of sin. (Genesis 3:1-6, Romans 3:10-19, Romans 5:12,19)

4. We believe that God did not reject the work of His hands, but remains faithfully committed to it. In the Bible, we discover the history of His redeeming acts, culminating in the announcement of salvation through the reestablishment of His liberating rule on the earth in Jesus Christ.

5. Jesus Christ, born of the virgin Mary (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:35, John 1:14), is the center of God's never ending activity on behalf of man. It is through the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus that God brought atoning victory once for all over sin and death, establishing through Him the new creation (Romans 5:16-21, 1 Corinthians 15:20-22, 2 Corinthians 5:17).

6. We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation. Repentance is a change of mind and purpose toward God and sin - forsaking of a life dominated by sin, prompted by the Holy Spirit and is an integral part of saving faith. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 15:11, Acts 16:30-31, Romans 3:24-25, John 3:16)

Anyone born in Christ Jesus is a new creation - the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life. It is instantaneous and not a process. (John 3:3, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 5:1, Acts 16:30-33)

7. The "gospel of the kingdom," in our view, has direct application to every single aspect of human life and living today: religious, cultural, social, economic and political. It applies to individuals, also to the micro/macro structures created by man to organise his life in the world. Its concern is with the whole life of men and women. It has to do with the forgiveness of sins, but also the sanctification (renewal) of life through the restored relationship of God, man and the creation.

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