STATEMENT OF FAITH AND DOCTRINE
We believe that:

1. There is one God, infinitely perfect, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19)

2. Jesus Christ is truly God and truly Man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross for the sins of all mankind. He was buried and on the third day bodily rose from the dead according to the Scriptures. He ascended bodily to heaven and there is seated at the right hand of God making intercession for us. He will come again in His body just as He ascended into heaven, to raise the dead in Christ and gather together with them those who are alive and are His, taking us all up to meet Him in the air. (Matt 1:18; Luke 2:52; Heb 4:15; Heb:10:10; 1Cor 15:1-4; Heb 1:3; 8:1; 1Thess 4:17)

3. The Holy Spirit is a person of the Godhead sent to indwell, guide, teach and empower the believer and to convict the world of sin righteousness and judgement. (John 14:16; 26. Genesis 1:2)

4. The Old and New Testament Scriptures are inerrant as originally given, are verbally inspired and are a complete revelation of God's will concerning the salvation of man and of faith and practice for the Christian life. (Prov 30:5; 2Tim. 3:16; Matt 5:18) We also believe that, the King James Bible is the preserved infallible Word of God in  English and that all later translations,  derived from the Alexandrian stream of texts,  take from and add to the Word of God as condemned by  Deut 12:32; Proverbs 30:5; Revelation 22:18

5. Because of the sin of Adam, the father of all mankind after the flesh, man died physically and spiritually. Consequently, every man is born under the condemnation of Adam's sin and therefore under the judgement of God. Man is unable to save himself from the penalty of sin, God's wrath in judgement. Man may only be redeemed from the penalty of sin through believing in, trusting in and relying on Jesus Christ alone for salvation. (Rom 5:12;17)

6. Baptism of new believers by immersion in water, upon their commitment to Jesus Christ in repentance for salvation, is the requirement of the Lord Jesus as a mark of personal and public witness and commitment to the new life. The promise of God is that they will receive (be baptized, be filled with) the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38)

7. When a person truly believes (Rom 10:9,10; 1Pet.1:23) he is baptized in (filled with, receives) the Holy Spirit by the Lord Jesus to receive power for witness and gifts for ministry. This baptism in the Holy Spirit is received at the time of /immediately after  conversion. The Bible teaches that God wants us to keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit:  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled [present continuous] with the Spirit; Eph 5:18

8. Many of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available today in the Fellowship by the power of the Spirit and are to be accompanied by the fruit of the Spirit I Cor. 12-14 and Galatians 5:16-26.
Some gifts,  the "sign" gift of tongues, prophesy [foretelling] the miracles of healing and prophesy that authenticated the Word of God in the New Testament,  gifts that were the marks of Apostleship and authenticated their apostleship, but now have dried up, ceased and vanished away,  see1Cor 13:8-18,  their purpose having been completed by the time of the close of the Book of Revelation.       

Note:   We believe that the gift of Apostle is current only through the writings of the Apostles (in the Bible) and we refer to them for the guidance of this office.  We believe that there are no Apostles ordained since the Apostle Paul as his case was unique as   one born out of due time. see 1 Corinthians 15:7-9

Experience has taught us to be wary of those who hold that certain gifts may be "claimed." The Bible clearly teaches that: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 1 Corinthians 12:11. It is God the Holy Spirit's prerogative to choose who gets which gift (s).

We have also observed that according to 2 Thessalonians 2:11 the Enemy is able to produce counterfeit gifts which appear to be gifts of the Holy Spirit, deceiving those who received not the love of the truth. That many who claim to be believers but refuse to hear the truth when it does not coincide with their own values and reasonings are deceived into thinking that "revivals" they witness are of God - but they are not.  See the small book on Pentecostalism.*

9. Those who refuse the grace which God offers through His Son's death on the cross, will be judged by God and condemned to everlasting torment. Those who believe and receive eternal life in Jesus become the children of God, will not be judged for their sin and will receive a place with their Saviour in glory for eternity if they continue in love and obedience to Him.
*Pentecostalism Revival or End Time Delusion? available
for free to download on the Articles and Books page.  


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