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Statement of Faith

  • We hold to the God of Israel as the One true God; a Triune God in three persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He alone is to be worshipped as prescribed in Scripture.
  • We believe in the doctrinal infallibility of the original manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments in the original languages and in the historicity of these Scriptures.
  • We believe in the complete Bible constituting the supreme authority for our faith and ministry. We accept the Bible as the only basis of true doctrine.
  • We believe in salvation through the New Birth experience by repentance and faith in Jesus alone as the only provision for man’s sin. We hold that Jesus took our sin, made satisfaction of God’s righteous wrath against our sin by making that payment for our debt in His blood, thus taking the punishment of our sin on the cross. He gave us His righteousness and we must personally accept Him and remain faithful to Him on the basis of Scripture. Those rejecting Jesus will face eternal perdition.
  • We believe that man is fallen and so is creation. It is impossible for man to justify himself before a perfect God.
  • We hold to a pre-millennium return of Christ at which time He will establish His millennium Kingdom on earth.
  • We accept that Gentiles who truly accept Jesus replace Jews who reject Him; however, these are incorporated into Israel in a spiritual sense (on the basis of Romans 11), rather than the church replacing Israel – a teaching which we hold to be error.
  • We believe God’s prophetic plan for the salvation of the world is bound up with His prophetic plan for the regathering and salvation of Israel.
  • We believe the gifts of the Spirit, including charismatic gifts, continue to operate in the church. However, we reject any form of charismatic or Pentecostal extremism, and reject totally any form of tradition-based or experiential theology.
  • We hold to believer’s baptism.
  • We yearn for the unity of the Spirit, such unity seen as with other Bible-based evangelical Christians, churches, and ministries – even where we may not share all the same nonessential doctrines.
  • However, we reject – as a false unity – ecumenism or unity in any form with non-evangelical versions of Christianity, having a different doctrine of salvation and a basis of doctrinal authority other than the Bible.

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2 Comments
  1. May I question your statement of faith in that I could see nothing concerning the blood of Christ which alone is the ground of our salvation: “Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood.” (Ro. 3 v 25) Plus numerous other similar scriptures. It is only on the grounds of our faith and trust in Christ’s atoning blood that God will impute His righteousness to us and seal us with His Holy Spirit. I have grave concerns concerning the ‘make a decision for Christ’ or ‘give your heart to Jesus’ gospel. Would God really accept something that is ‘desperately wicked and deceitful above all things? I admire the work you are doing and your dedication and realise you may well be presenting a true gospel but a bloodless, crossless gospel I fear is a sign of the times. I would be happy to forward you one of my little gospel booklets if this would be of interest to you.
    Yours in Christ,
    Peter Lewis

    • Dear Peter,

      I will make an amendment to the statement of faith to spell out clearly that the blood was necessary for the satisfaction of God’s holiness and for the payment of sin to be made. This is something we clearly teach out here. When we hold that Jesus took our sin that is inclusive of taking God’s wrath and making the payment of blood to the Father to make propitiation for sin. We teach that the blood was also Jesus’ bridal price (In isiZulu Lobhola). The blood is not absent from our teaching and our trust is placed in Christ and his accomplishment alone, and this includes every aspect of his life, death and resurrection.

      In advocating that a person must personally accept Jesus, no person ever got saved without personally belief and turning to Christ. Salvation is through faith and not without it. When Peter was asked by the Jewish people on the day of Pentecost, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter replied “Repent and be baptised for the remission of sin and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Peter did not tell the people, “There is nothing you can do. Jesus did it.” A response to God’s initiation was required. John wrote the signs of John’s Gospel so that the readers may believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that by believing they may have life in His name. However our faith is not in our response but only in Jesus. God does not accept us on the basis of our heart but because of what Christ did on our behalf. But we must nevertheless respond to His initiation to receive “eternal life” in Jesus name. Eternal life is to know God and know Jesus Christ whom He sent. So the experience of conversion from death to life is synergistic in the sense that there is a response that is willful and determinate but is ineffectual for salvation. Our trust is placed on Christ alone. It is His grace that is effectual for all that respond to the conviction of the Spirit but not for those who always resist the Holy Spirit. There is no merit in our response though it is willing and determinate. The whole confession expressed by faith and repentance is that I have no good that I can claim of my own. Hope that helps you understand our thinking. Shalom in Yeshua.

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