What We Believe

1. The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation

of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction.

It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any

mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and

trustworthy. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the

focus of divine revelation.

(Matthew 5:17-18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

2. God

There is one and only one living and true God. God is infinite in holiness

and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and

His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future,

including the future decisions of His free creatures. The eternal triune

God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct

personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

(Matthew 5:17-18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

• God the Father

(John 4:24; 5:26; Ephesians 4:6)

• God the Son

(Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-18, 29;

Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Timothy 2:5-6)

• God the Holy Spirit

(John 4:24; 14:16-17, Acts 1:8;14; Ephesians 1:13-14)

3. Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered

freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His

own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no

salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

(John 10:9; Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9-10,13; Ephesians 2:8-22)

4. God’s Purpose of Grace

Believers may fall into sin through neglect and temptation, whereby

they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, and bring

reproach on the cause of Christ and temporal judgments on themselves;

yet they shall be kept by the power of God through faith

unto salvation.

(Romans 8:28-39;, 11:5-7; Ephesians 2:1-10; Colossians 1:12-14)

5. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the

name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of

obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried,

and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old

life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead.

Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the

privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s

Supper.

(Matthew 3:13-17; Romans 6:35)

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members

of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of

the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate

His second coming.

(Matthew 26:26-30; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

6. The Lord’s Day

The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It is a Christian

institution for regular observance.

(Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 2:27-28)

7. Last Things

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate

end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and

visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all

men in righteousness.

(Matthew 16:27; Mark 8:38; Luke 12:40,48; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18)

8. Evangelism and Missions

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church

of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. It is

the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by

verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in

harmony with the gospel of Christ.

(Matthew 9:37-38, 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)

9. Stewardship

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have

and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole

world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their

possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their

time, talents, and material possessions; and should recognize all these as

entrusted to them to use for the glory of God.

(Leviticus 27:30-32; Malachi 3:8-12)

10. The Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society.

It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or

adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant

commitment for a lifetime.

(Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 5:31-32; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; Ephesians 5:21-33)