THE HOLY SCRIPTURE: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to mankind, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 1 Peter 2:2).
THE TRINITY: The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed “I AM” and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association, i.e., Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19).
JESUS CHRIST: Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, dies on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the God, The Father and He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
HOLY SPIRIT: We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit
SALVATION: That man was created good and upright, for God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell, and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31: 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21). The grace of God, which brings salvation, has appeared to all men, through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ; man is saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and, being justified by grace through faith, he becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 2:11; Romans 10:13-15; Luke 23:47; Titus 3:5-7). The “inward” evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit (Romans 8:16). The “outward” evidence of his salvation to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
WATER BAPTISM: The ordinance of baptism by a burial with Christ should be observed as commanded in the Scriptures, by all who have repented and in their hearts have truly believed in Christ as Saviour and Lord. In so doing, they have the body washed in pure water as an outward symbol of cleansing, while their heart has already been sprinkled with the blood of Christ as an inner cleansing. Thus, they declare to the world that they have died with Jesus and that they have also been raised with Him to walk in newness of life (Matthew 28:19; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4; Acts 20:21; Hebrews 10:22).
COMMUNION: The Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the vine, is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26). It is enjoined on all believers “until He comes.” That all believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect, and earnestly seek, the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the inducement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:29; Acts 1:4; 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9). In the baptism of believers as a unique work of the Holy Ghost—an evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance (Acts 2:4).
Our purpose as recorded in our constitution is to promote the Christian Faith and its values amongst the church members and the community at large throughout Scotland and the world.
This is achieved principally through holding weekly meetings and conducting programmes for alleviation of poverty, assisting the elderly, and ministering to the spiritual needs of all members of the church and the society at large.
To advance the Christian religion by serving the community as a local church, providing a place of worship open to any persons desiring to worship the one True and Living God. This is done in accordance with the Old and New Testaments of the holy Bible.
To promote, encourage and mobilise Christian prayer, worship and evangelism/mission.
To provide Christian discipleship/mentoring opportunities through Provision of teaching, Lifestyle modelling, Creating practical application situations for trainees, To supply training materials and other Christian resources, To attend resource and facilitate training schools, seminars and conference events at which the stated aims are similar to that of the Ministry.
To establish links, promoting Christian unity, through networking with other bodies whose stated aims are similar to that of the Ministry.
To promote a greater awareness of Christian values by preaching and community evangelism.
To bring practical aid into the community wherever possible; Relief of Poverty Advancement of Religion , Advancement of Citizenship or Community Development, provision of recreational facilities, promotion of religious and racial harmony.
Provision of charitable grants, donation, gifts and loans to individuals and organisations.
- We affirm that in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments God has given us an authoritative disclosure of his character and will, his redemptive acts and their meaning, and his mandate for mission.
- We affirm that the biblical gospel is God’s enduring message to our world, and we determine to defend, proclaim and embody it.
- We affirm that human beings, though created in the image of God, are sinful and guilty, and lost without Christ, and that this truth is a necessary preliminary to the gospel.
- We affirm that the Jesus of history and the Christ of glory are the same person, and that this Jesus Christ is absolutely unique, for he alone is God incarnate, our sin-bearer, the conqueror of death and the coming judge.
- We affirm that on the cross Jesus Christ took our place, bore our sins and died our death; and that for this reason alone God freely forgives those who are brought to repentance and faith.