What We Believe
We believe that every person in the world, because of their sinful, self-centred life and inability to live by God’s moral standard, will be facing God’s judgement. However, God does not delight in the death of sinners and has provided a wonderful way out. God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die in the place of mankind, bearing the full impact of His judgment on their behalf. Jesus not only died but also rose from death and is alive today. By believing in Him, confessing our sinfulness, our need of him and in turning away from a life of sin, Jesus will forgive once and for all everything that we have done wrong. He will restore us to a new life and relationship with His Father who adopts us into His family.
As a church, we believe that the Bible teaches that as a first step of obedience, new believers should be baptised by full immersion. We call this ‘the believer’s baptism’. This is a wonderful opportunity for every new follower of Jesus to testify of his or her commitment to Jesus as their Lord and Saviour in the presence of many witnesses. It is a proverbial burial of the old sinful self-centred life that was subject to God’s wrath in a water ‘grave’ and subsequently followed by resurrection to new life.