We Believe

 

There is one God who reveals Himself to us in three manifestations.  We see God (His character) through the manifestation of the persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ, the Son, being co-equal with the Father, sharing His Glory and Divine Nature, being the Fathers express image and the manifestation of His Glory, humbled Himself, took upon Himself the form of a servant and became obedient even unto death on the cross.

He died and was buried but also rose from the dead and is now seated at the Fathers right hand, being highly exalted by the Father and given a name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of heavenly and earthly and infernal beings, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to God the Fathers Glory.

He is the only way to the Father and He is the door by which all who enter in shall be saved.

He is the same yesterday, today and forever. 

He was the Saviour, healer, baptizer in the Holy Spirit and coming King.

He still is the Saviour, healer, baptizer in the Holy Spirit and coming King.

He sent His Holy Spirit to us for our comfort, guidance, teaching and ministry. "A religion without the Holy Ghost, though it had all the ordinances and all the doctrine of the New Testament would certainly not be Christianity". (From Tongue of Fire by W Arthur 1894) 

The Holy Spirit has given gifts unto the church for the spiritual manifestations of God's goodness to us through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Today there are many extremes in the church.  Some focus on signs and wonders and manifestations.  While others believe that the power of God, manifested in signs, wonders and miracles,  is not for today and ceased long ago. 

Now God does use signs, wonders and miracles to confirm the word but when the focus of the church is upon signs and wonders then it has its priorities wrong and God has said He will send a delusion amongst them (2 Thessalonians 2 v 9-11). 

Those who preach that the power of God is not for today are denying the Holy Spirit the right to work through His church in power.  Jesus said "you shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost has come upon you".  He was speaking about the baptism of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit, however there are those who deny this power is for the church today.  They believe the age of miracles is past and the gifts of the Spirit have ceased long ago.  The Bible says, "from such turn away".

We believe there is a middle, narrow road between these two errors.  We believe that the Holy Spirit wants to minister in and through His church today with power but His emphasis is on the cross and His aim is to give the glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.  All that the Holy Spirit does points to the Lord Jesus.

We believe that all teaching and doctrine must line up with the word of God for it to be acceptable.  Many teachings and manifestations may appear on the surface to be from God yet a deeper inspection finds them lacking in scriptural accuracy and therefore we believe they need to be rejected.  The deeper teaching of the 'Word of Faith' movement has 'truths' in it that are not sound doctrine. This we cannot accept.  Also the 'Toronto Blessing' has an unscriptural emphasis on questionable manifestations. As this emphasis makes up the core of the revival then we do not accept this as a revival from God.

We believe that the coming of the Lord is imminent and that scripture shows that the state of the world will only become darker until that day when Christ appears.  

We believe the Church is called to be holy and walk humbly with God, however we do recognize that it is not our holiness which is the cause of our being accepted by God but rather the righteousness of Jesus Christ. We are saved by grace through faith, our faith is reckoned as righteousness and therefore we are justified by faith alone.  It is also by faith that we believe Jesus Christ is made unto us sanctification and that we are sanctified in Christ Jesus.