The Holy Scriptures
Bible, which consists of the sixty-six books of the Old
Testament and the New Testament, was given by Divine
inspiration. Therefore the Bible does not merely contain the
Word of God, nor become the Word of God but is the Word of
God. Moreover, because it is the inspired Word of God, the
Bible is infallible and inerrant.
Holy Scriptures are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction and for instruction in righteousness. They contain
all things necessary to salvation, so that whatsoever is not
contained therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be
required of any man as an article of faith, or be thought
necessary to salvation. The Bible alone is our supreme
authority in all matters of Christian faith and practice.
The Old Testament
Old Testament is not contrary to the New. In both the Old and
New Testaments everlasting life is offered to mankind by
Christ who, being both God and man, is the only mediator
between God and man.
the law which was given by God to Moses, the ceremonial law
was abolished at
moral law, which is contained in the Ten Commandments, is
still binding on all men and for all time.
The Godhead - The Holy Trinity
is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body or
parts, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness, the maker and
preserver of all things, visible and invisible.
the unity of the Godhead there are three distinct persons, who
are of one substance, power and eternity, the Father, the Son
and the Holy Spirit.
The Lord Jesus Christ
Son, who is the Word of the Father, the true and eternal God
of one substance with the Father, was conceived by the Holy
Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. Thereby two whole and
perfect natures, the divine and the human, were joined
together in one person, never to be divided. Therefore the
Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and perfectly man. He lived a
sinless life, performed miracles, was crucified, died and was
buried, according to the redemptive plan and purpose of God.
The Resurrection and Ascension of Christ
Lord Jesus Christ was raised again from the dead by the power
of God, taking again His body, together with all appertaining
to the perfection of manís nature. He ascended into heaven
and there intercedes for His people. He is exalted Lord over
all and is alive for evermore.
The Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit, being the third person of the Trinity and
proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance,
majesty and glory with the Father and the Son, true and
The Fall of Man
was created in the image of God but the whole human race fell
in the fall of the first Adam. Therefore man is totally
depraved. He is of his own nature inclined to evil and that
Prevenient Grace and Free Will
man living, unless he has quenched the Spirit, is entirely
destitute of what is termed prevenient grace. Allowing that
all the souls of men are dead in sin by nature, this excuses
no one, seeing that there is no man that is in a mere state of
nature. Nevertheless, this grace may be resisted and rendered
ineffectual by the perverse will of the impenitent sinner.
The Finished Work of Christ
the offering of Christ, once, for ever and for all, divine
justice was satisfied. A perfect atonement was made for all
the sins of the whole world, both original and actual, and
there is no other sacrifice for sin but that alone.
the sacrifice of the Mass, in which it is claimed by the
priest that he offers Christ for the living and the dead, is a
blasphemous and dangerous deceit.
begins with a genuine conviction of sin, which is wrought in
the heart by the Spirit of God. This conviction is a deep
sense of sin as offensive to God and defiling and endangering
to the soul. The penitent sinner, recognising the mercy of God
in Christ, must with grief and hatred of all his known sins
turn from them to God as his Saviour and Lord.
is a prerequisite to justification and regeneration.
Justification by Faith
is an act of God's free grace in which those who believe on
Jesus Christ and receive Him as Lord and Saviour are pardoned
from their sins, released from their penalty and accepted as
righteous before Him.
or the new birth, is that great change which God works in the
soul of the repentant believer when He raises it from the
death of sin to new life in Christ Jesus.
is an act of God's free grace by which the justified and
regenerated believer is made a son of God and received into
the family of God.
regeneration and adoption mutually imply each other and one
cannot occur without the others, yet each is distinct from the
The Witness of the Spirit
testimony of the Spirit is an inward impression on the soul
whereby the Spirit of God witnesses directly to the spirit of
the regenerate believer that he is a child of God, that all
his sins are blotted out and that he is reconciled to God.
works prior to salvation do not merit or gain divine favour.
Such works, subsequent to salvation, are pleasing and
acceptable to God and are evidence of saving faith.
Christian is kept by the power of God through faith. That is
the same faith by which we are saved. We are saved by the
grace of God and kept by the power of God, both through faith.
Continuance in the favour of God is therefore dependent upon a
continued faith in Christ. The evidence of such faith will be
obedience to God.
is possible for those who have been truly converted to fall
from grace and such, unless they repent of their sin, will be
sanctification is that work of the Holy Spirit by which the
child of God is cleansed from all inbred sin, filled with the
Holy Spirit and empowered for service.
is subsequent to regeneration and is wrought instantaneously
by faith in Jesus Christ when the believer consecrates himself
a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God. The evidence
of this gracious work is love out of a pure heart. Entire
sanctification enables the believer to love God with all his
heart, soul, mind and strength, and his neighbour as himself
and prepares him for greater growth in grace.
consecration of necessity precedes and prepares the way for
that act of faith which brings God's instantaneous sanctifying
work to the soul.
church is composed of all spiritually regenerate people, whose
names are written in heaven.
Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the church and as such, by
His Holy Spirit, has authority over the whole church to direct
and inspire it in all its activities.
local church should be composed of such regenerate people as,
by the leading of the Holy Spirit, become associated together
for fellowship and ministry. There the Word of God should be
preached, the sacraments should be duly administered and
discipline should be exercised.
are two sacraments, namely Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
These are the only sacraments which were ordained by the Lord
baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
is to show forth, in a solemn and beautiful emblem, the faith
of the believer in a crucified, buried and risen Saviour.
practice of "infant baptism" has no scriptural
authority. There is, however, scriptural warrant and precedent
for infant dedication.
doctrine of baptismal regeneration is contrary to Scripture
and to the fundamental truth of justification by faith alone.
The Lord's Supper
Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is an ordinance of Jesus
Christ which should be administered with the elements of bread
and wine and observed with faithfulness and regularity until
He comes again. The Lord's Supper is for all His people. It is
both a privilege and a duty for Christians to participate in
is in no sense a sacrifice but is designed to commemorate His
death, to confirm the faith and other graces of Christians and
to be a bond, pledge and renewal of their communion with Him.
doctrine of transubstantiation, which is taught by the Church
of Rome, is that the bread and wine are changed into the body
and blood, together with the soul and divinity of the Lord
Jesus Christ. Transubstantiation is unscriptural and
blasphemous and has given rise to many superstitions.
The Christian Sabbath
has, in His Word, by a positive, moral and perpetual
commandment, binding all men in all ages, appointed one day in
seven, for a Sabbath, to be kept holy unto Him. In this
present dispensation the first day of the week is the Lord's
Day or Christian Sabbath. It is commemorative of our Lord's
resurrection and is an emblem of that rest which remaineth for
the people of God. It is to be kept holy unto God by
abstaining from all secular labour and recreation and by the
proper observance of all the means of grace, both private and
works of necessity, mercy or religion are permitted on the
The Second Coming of Christ
second coming of Christ will be a glorious bodily return in
majesty and power. Those who are asleep in Christ and those
who are alive and abiding in Christ will rise to meet Him in
the air. Then He will descend with them to reign on the earth
and the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of
our Lord and His Christ.
The Last Judgement
has appointed a day in which He will judge all mankind, in
righteousness, by Jesus Christ, to whom all power and
judgement is given of the Father.
will give to the righteous eternal glory and blessedness in
Heaven in the presence of Christ but He will send the wicked
away to a Hell of everlasting conscious punishment, through
suffering and separation from Himself.