1. The Bible We believe the Bible to be inspired by God (2 Tim 3.14-17, 2 Pet 1.20-21) 2. God We believe the Godhead is eternally co-equal and co-existent in 3 persons; not 3 Gods, but one; not one person, but 3 – namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Gen 1.26, Mark 12.29, Deut 6.4, Matt 28.19) 3. Jesus Christ We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We uphold his absolute deity as well as His complete humanity. Two natures, but one undivided person (Luke 1.30-35, Jn 1.1, Heb 1.5-12, Heb 2.9-16, Phil 2.5-8) 4. The Resurrection We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that he ascended into heaven where he is now seated at the right hand of the Father, the position of power and authority. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead (Dan 12.2, Rom 8.34, Mark 14.62, 1 Cor 15.3-4 & 20, Phil 2.8-11, Acts 2.33, Luke 22.69, Rev 20.11-15) 5. Lordship We confess the Lord Jesus Christ and no other, as head of the Church and as our Lord (Eph 1.22-23, Eph 4.15-16, Col 1.18 & 24) 6. The Second Coming of Christ We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will manifest himself in glory, majesty, power and in physical presence. This is the second coming of Christ and the blessed hope of the Church (Matt 24.30, 1 Cor 15.51-53, 2 Thes 1.7-10, Rev 1.7, Rev 22.7, 1 Thes 4.13-18) 7. The Fall Every individual has sinned and is guilty before God. Man by nature is depraved and incapable of saving his own soul (Rom3.10 & 23, Eph 2.8-10) 8. Redemption The Lord Jesus Christ by his life, death, resurrection and ascension, has made available to all mankind the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. These blessings are made personally real to the individual, not by works or by any personal merit in themselves, but by faith alone, which is accompanied by repentance (Jn 3.16, Rom 8.8-13, 2 Tim 1.9, Titus 2.11, Titus 3.4-7) 9. The New Birth We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in the new birth, which makes a repentant sinner a child of God – being baptized by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ (Jn 1.11-13, 2 Cor 5.17, Jn 3.3-8, 1 Pet 1.22-25, 1 Cor 12.13) 10. The Church We believe that the true church consists of the community of true believers in Jesus Christ, who by faith have had their sins forgiven and been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe in the fellowship of all true believers, recognizing that the true church is not confined to any one denomination (Heb 12.23-24, 1 Jn 1.7, Eph 3.3-10, Eph 4.3-6 & 13) 11. Baptism We believe in the baptism by immersion, of believers only (Matt 28.19, Acts 2.38-41, Acts 10.47,1 Pet 3.21) 12. The Lord’s Supper We believe in the breaking of bread as commanded by Jesus and as practiced by the early church (Acts 20.7, 1 Cor 10.16-17) 13. Baptism in the Holy Spirit We believe that Jesus Christ is the baptizer in the Holy Spirit and that this baptism, as a distinct experience from the New Birth, is promised to every believer (Matt 3.11, Acts 10.44-46, Acts 1.4-8, Acts 2.32-33) 14. Divine Healing We believe in the gifts of healing and that God still, in our day, heals the sick (Mark 16.16-18, Matt 8.16-17, 1 Cor 12.9) 15. Spiritual Gifts We believe that God has never removed the gifts referred to in 1 Cor 12,13,14 and that whenever the Holy Spirit moves upon the church in power, these gifts are manifested