The word "Bible" is not found in the Old or New
Testaments. It is usually referred to as the "Scriptures"
or "God's Word." We believe the Scriptures are God's
words to this world. They are inspired by the Holy Spirit
and used to reveal God to His people. They are the authority
in our Church. 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:19-21
As the word suggests, there are three persons in the Trinity.
They are God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
They are individuals, unique and equal. Jesus refers to the
Trinity in Matthew 28:19 and Paul speaks of them in 2 Corinthians
God the Father is the first person of the Trinity. He is the
creator of the universe and is always working for that which
is good. We believe God is a Spirit Eternal and unchangeable.
He is Holy, Perfect, Goodness and Truth. Genesis 1:1; Romans
The Son is the second person of the Trinity, Jesus Christ.
We believe He is the Son of God who came to give His life
on the Cross. We also believe that God and Jesus are one.
John 10:30; John 3:16
THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity. Jesus
said He would send us a comforter when He returned to heaven.
John 14:26 This is the Holy Spirit or the Holy Ghost. The
work of the Holy Spirit is to convict, teach and guide us
into all truth. John 16:13; John 16:8
Jesus once said, "You must be born again, if you are
to see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3) We believe Jesus
came to die on the cross for our sins. "All have sinned
and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) When
we confess our sins and invite Him in our hearts we are born
again. This is salvation from eternal death to eternal life.
John 3:16; Romans 10:9,10,13
We believe that those who believe in Jesus as their saviour
will rise again in the next life. We believe that when death
occurs the soul leaves the body and goes to be with the Lord.
When Christ returns there will be a bodily resurrection of
the dead in Christ will rise first. We do not believe in soul
sleeping or in reincarnation. 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; John
10:25; Ecclesiastes 12:7; 2 Corinthians 5:8
The words "Rapture" and "Second
Coming" are not found in the Bible but Jesus told His
disciples that He would return some day. We do not know the
exact time or place but believe we should be ready for Him.
It has been said, that Jesus will come as a thief in the night.
Acts 1:11; Matthew 24:30; Matthew 24:42-44
The "Sacrament" was originally an oath taken by
a Roman soldier to obey His commander. The word has been passed
down to identify the two sacraments we have in our Church.
They are "Baptism" and "The Lord's Supper."
The reason, we have two, is Christ commanded us to be baptized
and to observe the Last Supper. Matthew 28:19,20; 1 Corinthians
In (Romans 10:13) we read, "for everyone who calls on
the name of the Lord will be saved." Anyone, regardless
of ethnic Origin, culture, or church denomination is welcome
in our fellowship. Jesus loved all kinds of people who came
to Him, male and female, Jew and Gentile, child and adult,
so do we. All who believe in Christ are invited to take Communion
with us on the first Sunday of each month. Romans 10:10,12,13;
THE APOSTLE'S CREED:
(We are not certain when this creed was written. Some believe
it was by the original Apostles. This brief statement of faith
tells of the work of God the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit. And others totally agree with its rendering.)