Articles of Faith

 

Annexure

Articles of Faith

 

Doctrines

 

1.         The Divine Inspiration, Authority and Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures.

 

2.         The Unity of the Godhead with the distinction of Persons in that Unity namely the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit to whom equal honour is due.

 

3.         

    1. That the Son of God truly became man being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

 

    1. That His death was a sacrifice to God and a propitiation for the remission of sins.

 

    1. That He was raised from the dead.

 

    1. That He ascended to the right hand of God and is now the all –sufficient High priest of His people.

 

    1. That He will come again to receive His people unto Himself and to set up His Kingdom.

 

4.         That in consequence of the fall of Adam man became “lost” and at “enmity with God”, that he is also “without strength” to do the will of God.

 

5.         The need of the Holy Spirit’s work in regeneration and sanctification.

 

6.         

    1. That the justification of the sinner before God is by faith in Christ alone.

 

    1. That every justified one is also born of God.

 

    1. That such new birth results in and is made evident by holiness of life and good works.

 

7.         

    1. That at death the spirit of man does not cease to exist or become conscious. (To be deleted)

 

    1. That the dead will be raised either to life or to condemnation and that the blessedness of the righteous and the punishment of the unrighteous will be alike eternal

 

Practices

 

8.         The scriptural observance of the ordinance of Believer's Baptism by immersion on personal confession of faith and the commemoration of the Lord's death in the Breaking of Bread on the first day of the week in so far as circumstances allow.

 

9.         The reception at the Lord's Table of all baptised Believers known to be sound in faith and godly in life.

 

10.      The conducting of meetings for worship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit with opportunity for the exercise in the assembly of all true gifts for edification subject to the Lordship of Christ.

 

11.      The preaching of the Gospel of God and the establishing of Assemblies (churches) of believers in accordance with Divine Command.