What we believe

The Bible is the church's doctrine, but the following main points are given in order to show the most important foundational truths in the church's faith and teaching:

a) The Bible
We believe the whole Bible is God's living and infallible Word, and the divine rule for life and doctrine.

b) God
We believe in one God, the Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

c) Salvation and eternal life
We believe that Jesus, God's son, is the only way to salvation and eternal life. Salvation is available through the death and resurrection of Jesus for the sin and guilt of all men.
A person is born again and justified by believing in his heart that God resurrected Jesus from the dead, and by confessing him as Lord in his life. (Rom 10:9-10)
According to the Bible there are two possible ends to this life; eternal life with God, or an eternity apart from God.

d) Baptism in water
We preach and practice "the baptism of faith", and we believe that all born-again Christians are to be baptized into Christ Jesus in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The baptism is done by full immersion in water, after the person has come to believe in Jesus. When we are baptized, we bury our old life, and are raised up (resurrected) into a brand new life in Jesus.

e) The church
We believe all Christians are one and a part of God's universal church. However, all Christians need also find their place in a local church, a spiritual home, where they can be cared for (shepherded), be included into a fellowship, receive teaching, grow in the faith, develop their ministry and move into God's plan for their lives.

f) The Holy Spirit
We believe all Christians can be baptized in the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues, as the first Christians experienced it and describes it in the book of Acts.
The Holy Spirit also wants every believer to function in the gifts of the Spirit, and to lead them into ministry.

g) Sanctification and the fruit of the Spirit
God has called all Christians to live a holy life.
Sanctification is a work of God, that by grace brings out the fruits of the Spirit and holiness.

h) Healing and restoration
We believe that by Jesus work of reconciliation, God has given us healing from all sickness. Reconciliation includes restoration for the whole person; spirit, soul and body.

i) God's blessing and care
We believe that God is a good God who care about all aspects of life.
God blesses us materially and economically, and the foundation for this is Jesus' reconciliation, and the biblical teaching about tithing and giving.

j) Jesus' return and the end times
We believe that Jesus will come back and that His return will happen in two stages. First he will come again to receive his church in the clouds of heaven. This is called the rapture.
Later he will place his feet on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem where he will reign on
the earth for 1000 years. Thereafter the judgment will take place, and there will be a
new heaven and a new earth.



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