Statement of Faith

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the only authoritative source of doctrine and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God the Father is one person, almighty, eternal, immortal, and creator of all things. (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Isaiah 45:18)

Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary, sinless, and the only-begotten Son of God. He did not personally pre-exist. (Luke 1:32-35; John 20:31; Galatians 4:4)

The Holy Spirit is not a person, but is God’s divine power and influence manifest in God’s mighty works and in the lives of his people. (Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; Romans 8:11; Ephesians 1:19-20)

Human beings were created innocent but, through disobedience to God, fell under condemnation of death which is the cessation of all life and consciousness. (1 Kings 8:46; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:9-23; 1 John 1:8)

Human beings are mortal and, in the Bible, the whole person is referred to as “the soul.” (Genesis 2:7; Ecclesiastes 9:5, 10)

Human beings can only receive immortality through conversion to Jesus Christ, by faith, repentance, and baptism by immersion. (John 14:6; Acts 2:38; 4:12; 8:12; Romans 6:1-6)

The Christian life is a life of consecrated discipleship to Jesus Christ as Lord, Saviour, and Teacher. It is characterized with moral living and faithful stewardship. (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Timothy 4:11-16; Titus 2:11-14; Malachi 3:10)

The Christian hope is to receive immortality in the first resurrection when all believers rise to meet Christ at his return. (Daniel 12:2; John 11:23-26; 2 Timothy 4:8; Titus 2:13)

Israel is the name of the literal descendants of Abraham through Jacob. The Jewish people are God’s chosen nation, in accordance with God’s promises. (Jeremah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:21-32)

The Kingdom of God will be established over the entire earth (Daniel 2:44; 2 Peter 1:11). When Jesus Christ returns, he will visibly reign as King in Jerusalem, with the church as joint-heirs with him. (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 5:9-10)

After Jesus reigns on the earth for 1,000 years, there will come the final judgment and destruction of the wicked, the restitution of all things, no more death or sorrow, and God will be all in all. (Acts 3:21; 1 Corinthians 15:23-26; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 20:6 – 21:4)

The Table of the Lord is a place of self discipline and communion between the participant and his Lord. Each professed Christian may exercise his privilege to partake or not partake of the supper. (1 Corinthians 11:28-29)