THE HOLY BIBLE
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, to be the divinely inspired, the only infallible, and the supreme and final authoritative Word of God in all matters of faith and conduct, revealing the love of God to the world according to John 1:1; Heb 4:12; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; and John 3:16.
Joshua 1:8 (KJV) This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
THE HOLY TRINITY
We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.
JESUS CHRIST, OUR SAVIOUR
We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His blood shed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive His Church.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person, not a thing (John 14:16; 16:7-8;15:26; 16:13).
We believe that the Holy Spirit leads, directs and teaches us today
We believe that the Holy Spirit has personality
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Godhead (Trinity) and is just as much God as God the Father and God the Son. He is commonly referred to and rightly so, as
The Spirit of God (I Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; I John 4:2)
The Spirit of Christ (Romans 8:9; I Peter 1:11)
The Spirit of the Lord (II Corinthians 3:18).
THE HOLY SPIRIT'S MINISTRY TO MANKIND
We believe that the Holy Spirit serves a variety of functions to mankind. His primary ministry to unbelievers is to convict them of sin and convince them of the truth of the gospel of Christ. His ministry to the believer is manifold. He empowers believers (Acts 1:8), He sanctifies them (II Thes. 2:13) (I Peter 1:2), He imparts gifts to them according to His will (I Cor. 12:4 (I Cor. 12:11) ( Hebrew. 2:4), He provides assurance and security of salvation (assurance – I John.3:24, security – Eph. 1:13-14, and He intercedes in prayer for them according to the will of God (Rom. 8:27). He also dwells in them (I Cor. 3:16) and fills them (Acts 4:31; Eph. 5:18). There are also many other functions that the Spirit serves and provides for the believer.
All believers are instructed to be filled with the Holy Spirit, guided and controlled by Him in all actions and involvements of their lives (Eph. 5:18). We believe that the Spirit-filled believer will yield to God’s will (Gal. 5:16), express the fruit of the Spirit in their daily lifestyle (Gal. 5:22), and practice a life that boldly witnesses for Jesus Christ through their words and deeds (Acts 4:31). In essence, we believe that the evidence of a Spirit-filled believer will be manifested in their daily lifestyle by their exhibition of Spiritual fruit, their daily yielding to the will and power of the Holy Spirit, and their personal and daily witness for Christ.
THE FALL OF MANKIND
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. (Roman 6:23)
We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life. (Roman 10:9-10)
We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.
THE FIVE FOLD MINISTRY
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament. (Ephesian 4:11-12)
Baptism is the public confession and declaration of our faith. We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ. (Matthew 3:11-17) (Matthew 28:19-20) (Mark 1:4-5) (Luke 3:16, 21-22) (John 1:29-33) (Acts 2:38-41) (Acts 8:36-38) (Acts 10:48) (Acts 16:31-33) (Acts 22:16) (Romans 6:1-18) (1 Corinthians 12:13) (Colossians 2:12) (Galatians 3:27) (1 Peter 3:21)
THE LORD'S SUPPER (COMMUNION)
We believe in the commemoration of Jesus Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return. (1 Corinthians 11:17-34) (John 6:48-58)
We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the Gospel to the world and to fulfill a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind. ( Mark 16:15 -18) (Matthew 10:7-8) (Luke 9:1-2) (Luke 4:18)
THE SECOND COMING
We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory. (John 14:1-4) (Revelation 22:12)
THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked. (John 5:28-29) (Revelation 20:12-13)
DO DEMONS EXIST AND CAN ANYONE, EVEN CHRISTIANS HAVE A DEMON ON THE INSIDE OF THEM?
THE MAN AT GADARENES
Mark 5:1-12 (KJV) And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. 6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. 9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. 10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
THE SON WITH THE DUMB AND DEAF SPIRIT
Mark 9:17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not. 19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me. 20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. 21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child. 22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. 23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. 24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. 25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
SPIRITUAL WARFARE AND DELIVERANCE
Isaiah 61:1-3 (KJV) The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Luke 10:19 (KJV) Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you