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Beliefs

We Believe

There is one God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ the Son of God; we believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His victorious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His constant intercession and in His imminent return

In the person and work of the Holy Spirit with His fruits and gifts available in the Church

The Bible is the living word of God. It is infallible, authoritative and everlasting and is the foundation of all Christian doctrine

In the existence of an evil spiritual being known as the devil, the opposer and the accuser of the brethren

In the spiritually lost condition of all people and the essential need for the new birth by faith in Jesus Christ, salvation being by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ

In the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a gift available to believers subsequent to the new birth, with normal evidence of speaking in other tongues

In the sacraments of the Lords Supper and baptism by full immersion in water for all believers

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting separation from God

In the church being the body of Christ, and each member being an active part of a local church, fulfilling the Great Commission.

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2 thoughts on “Beliefs

  1. Hi there 🙂

    No malice here, just love and some genuine questions.

    I am not a cessationist, but when i read the passages about certain gifts it seems to me that Tongues is an actual language.

    This is still miraculous as on the day of pentacost in Acts the travelling Jews from different nations could hear the Gospel in their native tongue.

    This makes sense of corinthians where Paul says you need an interpretor, otherwise just speak to yourself. If i was in church and someone who was Chinese was speaking out without an interpretor, it is not building up the church as the majority would not understand.

    Now if i was on a missions trip in China and the Holy spirit supernaturally made me preach the gospel in chinese, that makes more sense as it is a sign for unbelievers. What has put me off a little bit is seeing a pastor trying to teach people tongues. In the Bible it was the power of the Holy spirit that brought out this gift, it sirely cant ne taught by man. Also i find it odd when some say it is a sign of salvation or a sign that you have received the Holy Spirit.

    Paul said that not all will talk in tongues. I also feel that Prophecy in the new testaments is different to the OT. I still think that people can get a word from God that can build and edify another, i think we need to test it and make sure it matches up with the word.

    Again i feel it is a bit suss when i have heard some leader say “i see you doing this and that im the future, thus says the Lord”. If i could hear your thoughts that would be great.

    Again i am not a cessationist, we serve a great God and i thank you and many of those from c3 that are making an impact for the Gospel 🙂 God bless you all.

  2. Hi Shaquille,

    Thanks for your questions. Can I point you to the article called ‘Cessationist doctrine rejects the Word and Spirit’ which answers some of your queries? If you have further comments you can add them over there and we can discuss this issue, which is important.

    (I hope you don’t mind that I spaced out your comments to make them easier for people to read, as they were all in one paragraph, probably because you used a mobile phone.)

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