//About What we believe

We Believe in...

THE WORD OF GOD

We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error, unified in their redemptive purpose, yielding a complete revelation of God's will for the salvation of mankind. (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12)

THE PERSON OF GOD

We believe there is one living and true God who has revealed Himself in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, infinitely perfect and eternal in existence and equal in glory, majesty and power (Matt 28:19; Luke 3:21 -22):

HUMANITY's FALLEN NATURE AND NEED OF THE SAVIOUR

We believe the human race was originally created by God, in His image, to have dominion over His creation (Gen 1:27 ). However, with The Fall of humanity, sin entered through disobedience and rebellion where humanity became separated from God and totally incapable of saving itself (Rom 5:12 ). All of mankind needs to turn from sin and trust personally in the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, to receive redemption. (Rom 3:23 )

SALVATION ONLY THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST

Mankind can only be saved by grace through repentance and faith in Christ's perfect and sufficient work of the Cross.  

EMPOWERMENT OF CHRIST's PRESENCE

We believe the Lord's Presence, Peace and Power are manifest in His Body in various ways, which are not, however, to be regarded as a means of salvation. 

THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH

We believe the Church is the Body of Christ (1 Cor 12:12 -14; Eph 1:22 -23) , His Bride (Eph 5:25 ) and Temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 3:16 ), the expression of the present rule and reign of Christ's Kingdom of God on earth. 

DIVINE HEALING

We believe divine healing is within Christ's work of atonement (1 Pet 2:24 ) and great gift of salvation. (Acts 10:38; Mk 16:17-18;Jas 5:14-16).

THE LAYING ON OF HANDS

We believe that the laying on of hands, as practiced in the New Testament, is an operation of the ministry of the Holy Spirit for:

  • healing the sick 
  • baptism of the Holy Spirit
  • receiving spiritual gifts
  • dedicating children
  • ordaining ministries
  • sending out ministries

THE CHRIST-LIKE ABUNDANT LIFE

We believe all Christians are called into a life of separation from sinful practices and they should take every opportunity to promote righteousness and godliness (James 4:4; Romans 12:1-2, 13:1-10; 2 Cor 6:14 -18; 1 John 2:15 -17). 

EVANGELISM

We believe the mandate and privilege of every Christian is to spread the Gospel to the lost world by making disciples of all nations, baptizing and teaching them to obey everything He commands (Matt 28:18-20). 

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

We believe the Ascension and Exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ to the throne of the Father proclaims His present rule and reign over the universe.  He will be finally revealed through His personal, physical, and soon return and the events described in the following scriptures, including the resurrection of the dead, the just to everlasting life, and unjust to eternal separation from God.

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A revival of art and literature where music flourished impacting all areas of society.
ORIGIN from French renaissance, from re- 'back, again' + naissance 'birth' (from Latin nascentia, from nasci 'be born').

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