God is the Sovereign One. He is perfect in every respect. He holds all righteousness and power. He created all things and He sustains them. Being the Creator, God is no way limited by creation. God has a plan or purpose in respect of His moral creatures and is in total control over all things. He is God the Father and the first person in the Godhead.
4.4 Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the pre-existent Son of God. He incarnated Himself in human flesh in order to become the substitutionary sacrifice for human sin. He humbled himself to deal with our plight, so that we may be redeemed. His perfect righteousness is given to us, and covers our sinfulness, allowing us to be acceptable before God. He is the second person in the Godhead.
4.5 The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God present in creation and at work in it. He is the third person of the Godhead. We believe in the indwelling of the person of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Fruit and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Man was originally created in the image of God, and perfect, without sin. Since the fall, man has fully fallen short of the glory of God, and is totally depraved. He is conceived in sin by sinful parents and born in sin. Everything about the fallen man is tainted by sin. Man is corrupt at the very core of his being and this spiritual infection has been passed on from generation to generation. Sin is not an inherent weakness or ignorance. It is positive rebellion against God’s law. It is a moral problem, spiritual blindness and bondage to powers in control.
Sin is not only corruption of the individual person; it is also corruption in all human structures. Man can be redeemed from sin and its penalty, by appropriating the salvation work of Jesus Christ to himself. Everyone through faith in Jesus Christ should do this appropriation.
Conversion is crucial for every human being. Conversion is “being born again”. This includes conviction of our sins, confession, repentance and a joyous assurance of salvation. Conversion is personal and each individual needs to face and deal with it in his/her lifetime. We emphasize evangelism, mission and discipleship. This means we accept the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ. We emphasize the need for a personal relationship with God in Christ by faith.
God is holy and cannot tolerate sin; therefore, all His followers must be holy. Holiness in thought and life is a process of sanctification. Holiness is worked through the Holy Spirit but we have our part to play in the process. Christ’s righteousness qualifies us for heaven but it is our responsibility to be holy as the
We believe in two sacraments: the Lord’s Supper and Holy Baptism. The Sacraments are never sufficient unto salvation. However, the sacraments are symbolic expressions of the spiritual reality of life in Christ. There are four positive functions of the Sacraments:
a) The Sacraments convey the Grace of God to us.
b) The Sacraments strengthen our Faith.
c) The Sacraments enhance unity and commitment within the Church.
d) The Sacraments reassure us of God’s promises.
God is available to His people and can be reached through prayer. Prayer is a communication between God and His people. Through Prayer we worship God, we praise Him, we thank Him for His faithfulness, we present our personal requests to Him, we confess our sins, intercede for kings, nations and people of the world. Through the prayer of faith and the blood of Jesus Christ, we approach the throne of God with all boldness.
4.11 The Resurrection of the Dead
We believe the resurrection of the dead. Jesus Christ shall return personally, visibly and bodily to judge all mankind and to receive His people unto Himself. While the believer will be received into everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, the unbeliever will go into everlasting conscious painful punishment. Our blessed hope has a bearing on the grace of God and the personal life and service of the believer.