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Our Faith

The Statement of Faith:

The fundamental teachings of this congregation are reflected in the following
statements of faith. Our purpose in stating these basic beliefs is to establish a
doctrinal foundation for those choosing to affiliate with us.

We believe in the inspiration of the Holy Bible, which is comprised of the 66 books of
the Old & New Testaments as originally given, not including the Apocrypha. The
Scriptures are without error and the sole and final authority for all matters of faith
and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16, I Corinthians 2:13, II Peter 1:21).

We believe in the Eternal God, who has revealed Himself as One God existing in
three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, distinguishable but indivisible (Matthew
28:19, II Corinthians 13:14, 1 Peter 1:2, John 14:26).
We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of men, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of
the Virgin Mary, totally God and totally Man (Luke 1:26‐35, John 1:14‐18, Isaiah 7:14, 9:6,
Phil. 2:6, Rom. 9:5, Col. 2:9).

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ gave His life on the cross as a sacrifice for our sin, was
buried, and rose again bodily the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples (I
Corinthians 15:1‐4, Romans 4:25).

We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace, through repentance and faith in the perfect
and complete work of Jesus on the Cross by which we obtain total forgiveness of sin.
(Ephesians 2:8‐9, Hebrews 9:12, 22, Romans 5:11).

We believe in the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit as recorded throughout the New
Testament, including the exercise of all the Biblical gifts of the Holy Spirit in the church
(Romans 8:9, I Corinthians 6:19,12,14).

We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as a real experience, at or subsequent to
salvation, empowering believers as witnesses of Christ (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4‐5, 2:1‐4,
8:14‐17, 10:44‐46).

We believe in eternal life for believers (John 5:24, 3:16), and eternal punishment and
separation from God for unbelievers (Mark 9:43‐48, II Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation

We believe there is one universal Church, made up of genuine believers, and this one
universal Church is also composed of many local churches. These churches are under the
leadership of the Lord Jesus Christ, not controlled by outside people or groups (Acts 15:22, Matthew 16:18,

We believe God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic
institutions: 1) the home, 2) the church, and 3) the state. Every person is subject to these
authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God (Romans
13:1‐7, Ephesians 5:22‐24, Hebrews 13:17, I Peter 2:13‐14).

We believe worship is given solely for God’s glory and honour. Our response to God in
worship, though sometimes emotional, will flow out of our sincere relationship with God
(Deuteronomy. 5:610, John 12:3‐8, Romans 1:20‐23, Romans 12:1‐8).