We believe in the Triune God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. All three are God, equal and in absolute unity with each other. God is without beginning and without end. He is the creator and ruler of the whole universe and without him was nothing created.
Genesis 1:26-31; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Man was created in the image (spiritual) of God. Man is a spirit, has a soul and lives in a body and is the crown of God`s creation. God gave man a free will and told him to subdue and have dominion over all the earth. Through sin (disobedience to God), the relationship between God and man became broken and the sin nature entered into mankind, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Matthew 25:31-46; John 2:25; 3:16-17; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; 1 John 5:11-12; Revelation 20:15
Man was created to live forever and therefore when he dies he will either be forever separated from God in hell, or forever together with God in heaven through forgiveness and salvation offered through Jesus Christ. Heaven and hell are real places. Where the individual will spend their eternity, will be based on their decision that was made on the earth, to either receive or reject Jesus as their Lord and saviour.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5,14; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; 4:10-12; 16:31; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Hebrews 4:14-15; Titus 2:13
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is in complete unity with the Father. He is God and became a man so that he could redeem mankind. Through the miraculous power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ was born into this world of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life on the earth as a man and then gave himself up on the cross as an offering for the sins of all mankind. He paid the penalty of our sins because the wages of sin is death, eternal separation from God in hell. On the third day, he rose from the dead having the victory over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right of God the Father. He will come again to establish His kingdom on the earth. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Nobody comes to the Father except through Him alone. He is the door to life and there is no other name given under heaven by which man can be saved.
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind and is based on "grace" through faith and not on our own "merits" or works. All have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God and need salvation. No person can save them self through "works" or being "good" for salvation can only be obtained through the name of Jesus Christ. Whoever believes on the Lord Jesus Christ and confesses with their mouth shall be saved. The Holy Spirit will give an inner witness to that person of their salvation and eternal life begins immediately with that decision of salvation.
John 1:12; 3:16-17; 14:6; Acts 4:10-12; 16:31; Romans 5:1; 6:23; 8:14-16; 10: 9-10; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, and is in complete unity with God the Father and Jesus Christ. He came to stay on the earth after Jesus ascended into heaven and His task is to make people aware of the need of salvation through Jesus Christ, to bring everything that Jesus said to our remembrance, to teach us, to lead us away from sin and to perform the word of God in the life of a believer. He lives in the believer from the day of their salvation and gives them spiritual gifts and power to witness and equips them to serve. He is omnipresent.
Genesis 1:1-3; John 14:16-17, 26; 15:16; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:14-16; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; 12:11; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 5:1
The Word of God - The Bible
The Bible is the written word of God to all people. It is God's will and contains promises, prophecies and reports on what was, is and is still to come and is the "manual" for life. The Bible was written by men under the inspiration and leadership of the Holy Spirit. God's Word is truth and without error and is still current for today as well as the future. The word of God is be the foundation of all our actions and decisions, and is the benchmark to which everything is measured. Human wisdom alone is not enough to understand it and therefore it needs the revelation by the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 12:6; 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5; John 1:1-3, 14; 17:17; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
Baptism, by total submersion in water symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The believer through his baptism declares publicly to the visible and invisible world, that he has accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and also his death, burial and resurrection. Although baptism is not necessary for our salvation, it is a biblical commandment and demonstrates our love and our obedience to Christ who was also baptized. It is an outward sign of an inward change by the grace of God.
Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Acts 2:41; 8:36-38; 10:44-48; Romans 6:1-9; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Colossians 2:12
Unity of Christians
The unity of the Body of Christ is precious, valuable and important and if lived, will have a great effect for the kingdom of God. God's commands the blessing, where believers come together in unity of the faith. One puts one thousands to flight and two ten thousand ... We can learn so much more of God from each other. Each has only a part of the total plan of God, but when believers come together and add their piece to the His plan, then we will see God`s plan come into reality on the earth.
Psalm 133:1; Matthew 18:19; Ephesians 4:13
Healing is only part of the package of salvation that Jesus Christ obtained for us through his death and resurrection at Calvary. During his earthly ministry, Jesus demonstrated that healing was of the will of God the Father (and God never changes) and he only did and said that which his father did and said, and Jesus always pleased the Father. Jesus also gave his disciples the mission to go into all the world and preach the gospel of good news and heal the sick. Healing is a physical demonstration of God's power and that He exists and it is His will for today.
Exodus 15:26; Psalms 103:3; 107:20; Isaiah 53:4; Malachi 3:6; Matthew 4:1, 7-8; 9:35; 10:1, 7-8; 28:18-19; Mark 16:15-20; Acts 10:38; James 1:7; 1 Peter 2:24
Matthew 3:11-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 11:11-13; Act 1:4-5; 2:1-4, 32-33; 8:14-17; 9:10-12, 17-8; 10:38, 44-46; 19:1-
Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit and these are available for believers today. The baptism of the Holy Spirit and the gifts are given by God so the believer has the power to proclaim the gospel and to demonstrate the kingdom of God on the earth. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is not necessary for salvation but is necessary to live a victorious Christian on the earth.