Our history and beliefs
Q. Are you connected to a particular denomination?
A. Yes. We’re a member of the Atlantic District of the Wesleyan Church. If you want more information on them please
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Q. What’s the technical theological terminology for what kind of church you are?
A. We’re protestant, evangelical and theologically Wesleyan with roots in traditional Methodism
THE HOLY TRINITY
We believe in the one living and true God, both holy and loving, eternal, unlimited in power, wisdom, and goodness, the Creator and Preserver of all things. Within this unity there are three persons of one essential nature, power and eternity -God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 3:16-17, John 1:1-2 & 16:13, Acts 17:24-25, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Colossians 1:16-17, 1 John 3:20)
We believe God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He made man, male and female, in His image. He has eternally existed in three persons: God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal parts of one God. (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Psalm 90:2, Matthew28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, truly God and truly man. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross and to reconcile us to God. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended into heaven and there intercedes for us at the right hand of God and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23, Mark 10:45, John 1:1-5, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 1:3-4, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Galatians 1:4, Ephesians 5:2, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 4:14-15, 1 Peter 2:24)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Holy Spirit who proceeds from God and Jesus and is of the same essential nature, majesty, and glory, as God and Jesus, truly and eternally God. He is the administer of grace to all. He is present in the world to make men and women aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily as He is every present, assuring, preserving, guiding and enabling the believer. (Matt. 28:19, John 14:16-17, 15:26, 16:7-13, Acts 1:8, Romans 8:91, Corinthians 2:12, 3:16, 2 Corinthians 3:17, Galatians 4:6, 5:25, Ephesians 1:13)
We believe the Bible is God’s Word, Old and New Testament, which constitute the Holy Scriptures to all men and women. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit and has been transmitted to the present without corruption of any essential doctrine. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. (Psalm 12:6, 119:105, Proverbs 30:5, Matthew 5:17–19, 22:37-40, John 17:17, Romans 15:4, Ephesians 2:15-16, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 1 John 2:3–7)
Man is made in the image of God as the supreme object of God’s creation. God designed man to have fellowship with him, but man became alienated from God through disobedience. We are all born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We’re incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts. (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6 59:1-2, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21)
You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven. (John 3:16, Romans 6:23, 1 John 2:25, 5:11-13, Revelation 20:15)
Salvation is God’s gift to you if you’ll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith. (John 14:6, Romans 5:1, 6:23, Galatians 3:26, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5)
We believe that water baptism is a sacrament of the church, commanded by God and administered to believers. It is a symbol of the new covenant of grace and signifies acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ. By means of this sacrament, believers declare their faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour. (Matthew 3:13–17, 28:19, Mark 1:9–11, John 3:5, 4:1– 2, Acts 2:38–39, 8:12–17, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Galatians 3:27–29; Colossians 2:11–12, Titus 3:5)
We believe that Communion is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ’s death and of our hope in His victorious return, as well as a sign of the love that Christians have for each other. Those who receive it humbly, with a proper spirit and by faith, Communion is made a means through which God communicates grace to the heart. (Matthew 26:26–28, Mark 14:22–24, Luke 22:19–20, John 6:48–58, 1 Corinthians 5:7–8, 11:23–29)