We believe in One God. The sovereign, true and living God, revealed as One in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26a; Deuteronomy 6:4; Colossians 2:9; John 15:26).For more references to God the Father, see John 6:27; God the Son, see John 1:1 & 14; God the Holy Spirit, see Acts 5:3-4.
We understand that humanity is negatively affected by sin, which alienates us from our creator, which is in direct conflict with his purpose for creating us.
We believe that everyone who recognises the seriousness of sin, and the fact that they can do nothing to save themselves from the consequences of their own sin (Romans 6:23), but in genuine sorrow confess their sins to the Lord in prayer, asking Him for forgiveness and repenting (which is the act of changing direction – of turning around), then they shall be saved (2 Corinthians 7:10; 2 Peter 3:9). That person will be able to enjoy God’s original plan and purpose – which is the gift of eternal life in His glorious presence (John 3:16-18 & John 14:23; Romans 8:29-30).
We believe that we have a responsibility to follow the teachings of Jesus, as laid out in scripture. This includes our conscious choice to reject a lifestyle and the association to the things that are offensive to God (Hebrews 12:14).
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God (2 Timothy 3:15-16) and its teaching is essential for every aspect of living. We, therefore, teach the word of God from a practical point of view. Combining and emphasising the how’s… with the do’s…
We believe that God’s Spirit resides in those who truly believe. He enables the believer to live a life that pleases him. Thereby guaranteeing the eternal hope of that person and empowering them for service (Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians 5:5; Galatians 5:22-23).
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, and we have been called out to represent Christ on this earth. We, therefore, believe it is imperative for every believer to pursue and practice Christlikeness. God is only interested in fruit or acts which emanate from His Son (John 15:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:31). Since we are one body, we believe also, that it is important to value and respect every believer (Romans 12:10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 & 25-26), recognising the truth – that God has given each one of us a gift, which is to be faithfully used, for the sake of His kingdom (Matthew 25:21).