Our Doctrine


1. We believe in the verbal inspiration and infallibility of the 66 books of Holy Scripture as originally given; we hold these to be the Word of God, authoritative in its pronouncements in all matters of faith and practice.

2. That God is one, revealed in scripture as a Trinity of persons in essential unity, existing externally as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19, 2 Cor 13:14.)

3. That Jesus Christ is God manifest in flesh, born of the virgin Mary, thus being perfect God and perfect Man. (Isa 7:14, Matt 1:18-25, Luke 1:35.)

4. That the death of Christ on the Cross was substitutionary in character, a propitiatory sacrifice by which reconciliation is effected between God and Man. (2 Cor 5:21, 1 Peter 3:18.)

5. That our Lord Jesus Christ literally and physically rose from the dead. That He was seen by His disciples “during forty days,” and that He ascended in His glorified body to the right hand of God. (Acts 1:3, 9, Mark 16:19.)

6. That there is one mediator between God and Man, Himself Man, Christ Jesus. (1Tim 2:5 RV.)

7. That He will return in person to take His people to be with Himself, to set up His kingdom in power and glory, and to be the judge of all mankind. (1 Thess 4:13-17, Matt 25:31-32)

8. That the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, that other Counsellor who was sent down to earth at Pentecost to indwell every true believer, having incorporated him into one Body, so that every Christian is a member of that Body, the church universal. (John 14:16-17, 1 Cor 12:13)

9. That through the fall of the first Adam sin entered into the world, and death by sin. From that time mankind has been in darkness and under the shadow of death, the only release from this condition being through the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit by means of the Gospel. (Eph 2:1-5, Rom 5:12, 1 Peter 2:24.)

10. That salvation is entirely by grace through faith in Christ Jesus; not of works, lest any man should glory. (Eph 2:8-9, RV.)

11. That there will be a resurrection of the dead both just and unjust; that the former will enjoy eternal life, and the latter will suffer eternal punishment. (Matt 25:46, John 5:28-29, Rev 20:15.)

12. That “the whole world is in the power of the evil one,” to whom Scripture refers as the god and prince of this age, the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world (1John 5:19, 2 Cor 4:4, John 12:31, Rev 12:9.)