What we believe…
If you are wondering what in the world we stand for theologically, read on to find out more…
- We believe in the Apostolic Doctrine. This simply means we believe in what the Apostles of Christ of the early Church believed and practiced. Here are some of the things that they believed that are applicable to our present world today.
- We believe in Trinity – that the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit (the triune God) are One.
- We believe that God created all things beautifully and that heaven and earth is full of His Glory. That in Him we live and move and have our being. Having said that we acknowledge the “fallen” nature of humankind and creation. However we also believe that God who made all things beautiful has left behind many things that are beautiful and that we need to be stewards of His creation.
- We believe in Jesus the Christ as the head (source/beginning) of the Church and the government shall be upon His shoulders. Here the government signifies the five-fold ministries of the apostle, prophet, pastor, teacher, and evangelist (Ephesians 4) upon which the Church is built. We believe each is an unique calling by itself and that each have a definite function and a role in the body of Christ.
- We believe that Jesus is the Redeemer – the “Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world”.
- We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Though there are nine gifts mentioned (1 Corinthians 12) the Bible speaks of many more gifts that have not been mentioned by the Apostle Paul in the letters to the Corinthians. We don’t want to limit the fullness of the Holy Spirit just to these nine gifts. We believe in miracles, signs and wonders.
- We believe in speaking in tongues and we strongly encourage all believers who believe to have the Holy Spirit to speak in tongues that they may be edified individually (1 Corinthians 14).
- We believe in prophecies and in prophets – the ability to speak the heart of God and to bring an inspired word that would reveal God’s purpose for the future. Not all who prophecy are prophets. We desire to see character, fruit and the prophet’s track record. Not all who call themselves prophets are true prophets. The true prophetic anointing never claims the title of a prophet except that people who know that person would testify that he or she is a prophet.
- We believe the Bible is the inspired and inerrant word of God that is infallible, without any errors and has stood the test of time being relevant for all generations.
- We believe in the preaching of the word of God and that God choose preaching as the modus operandi to reveal His word, the inspired incarnate word of God. We also want to distinguish between preaching and teaching. Teaching is the explained or expounded word of God. Some leaders such as Calvin and Luther had emphasized on the preaching of the Word.
- We believe in evangelism. We proclaim Jesus and Him who was crucified.
- We believe that Satan (thief, accuser, devil) comes to steal, kill and to destroy (John 10:10). He desires to destroy all things that belong to God. He uses the age old practice of deception, division, delusion.
- We believe that Jesus took total authority on the cross when he died for us. So we are more than overcomers through Christ; that nothing can separate us from the Love of Christ (Romans 8:38-39).
- We believe in Sin. That Satan is the father and the source of all sin. We believe that our sins can be forgiven by the washing of the blood of Jesus the Christ who died for us and rose the third day and is seated on the right hand of the Father.
- We believe that salvation and redemption for our sins is found through Jesus Christ alone and that those who believe in Him are saved.
- We believe in living a life of purity, pursuing peace one with another and striving for perfection even as our Father in heaven is perfect.