WHAT WE BELIEVE

OUR DECLARATION OF FAITH

We believe that God is the Eternal King[1][2].  He is an infinite[3], unchangeable Spirit[4] [5],  perfect[6]  in holiness[7],  wisdom[8],  goodness[9],  justice[10],  power[11] and love[12].  From all eternity He exists[13]  as the One[14] Living and True God[15][16] in three persons[17] of one substance[18], the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit[19], equal in power and glory[20].

We believe that God’s kingdom is everlasting[21].  From his throne[22], through His Son, His eternal Word[23] , God created[24], upholds[25] and governs[26] all that exists[27]: the heavenly places[28], the angelic hosts[29], the universe[30], lthe earth[31], every living thing[32] and human beings[33]. God created all things very good[34].

We believe that Satan, originally a great, good angel, rebelled against God, taking a host of angels with him[35]. He was cast out of God’s presence and, as a usurper of God’s rule, established a counter-kingdom of darkness[36] and evil on the earth[37].

We believe that God created mankind in His image, male and female[38], for relationship with Himself (to love and worship Him) and to govern the earth[39].  Under the temptation of Satan[40], our original parents fell from grace (as a result of disobedience of our first parents every aspect of human nature has been corrupted),[41], bringing sin[42], sickness[43] and God’s (just) judgement of death to the earth[44]. Through the fall, Satan and his demonic hosts gained access to God’s good creation[45]. Creation now experiences the consequences and effects of Adam’s original sin[46]. Human beings are born in sin[47], subject to God’s judgment of death[48] and captive to Satan’s kingdom of darkness[49].

We believe that God did not abandon His rule over the earth[50] which He continues to uphold by His providence[51]. In order to bring redemption, God established covenants[52] which revealed His grace to sinful people[53]. In the covenant with Abraham, God bound Himself to His people Israel, promising to deliver them from bondage to sin and Satan and to bless all the nations through them[54].

We believe that as King, God later redeemed His people by His mighty acts from bondage in Egypt[55] and established His covenant through Moses, revealing His perfect will and our obligation to fulfill it[56]. The law’s purpose is to order our fallen race[57] and to make us conscious of our moral responsibility[58]. By the work of God’s Spirit[59], He convicts us of our sin[60] and God’s righteous judgment against us[61] and brings us to Christ alone for salvation[62].

We believe that when Israel rejected God’s rule over her as King[63], God established the monarchy in Israel[64] and made an unconditional covenant with David[65], promising that his heir would restore God’s kingdom and reign over His people as Messiah forever[66].

We believe that in the fullness of time [67], God honoured His covenants with Israel and His prophetic promises of salvation[68] by sending His (eternal) only Son[69], Jesus, into the world[70]. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary,[71], as fully God and fully human in one person[72], He is humanity as God intended us to be[73]. Jesus was anointed as God’s Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit[74], inaugurating God’s kingdom reign on earth[75], overpowering the reign of Satan by resisting temptation[76], preaching the good news of salvation[77], healing the sick[78], casting out demons[79] and raising the dead[80]. Gathering his disciples[81], He reconstituted God’s people[82] as His Church[83] to be the instrument of His kingdom[84]. After dying for the sins of the world[85], Jesus was bodily raised from the dead on the third day[86], fulfilling the covenant of the blessing given to Abraham[87]. In His sinless, perfect life[88] only Jesus met the demands of the law[89] and in His atoning death on the cross[90] He took God’s judgment for sin[91] which we deserve as law-breakers[92]. By His death on the cross He also disarmed the demonic powers[93]. The covenant with David was fulfilled in Jesus’ birth from David’s house[94], his Messianic ministry[95], His glorious resurrection from the dead[96], His ascent into heaven and His present rule at the right hand of the Father[97]. As God’s Son and David’s heir[98], He is the eternal Messiah-King[99], advancing God’s reign throughout every generations and throughout the whole earth today[100].

We believe that the Holy Spirit was poured out (sent from heaven) on the Church at Pentecost in power[101], baptizing believers into the Body of Christ[102] and releasing the gifts of the Spirit to them[103]. The Spirit brings the permanent indwelling presence of God to us[104] for spiritual worship[105], personal sanctification (conviction of sin, produces increasing likeness to Christ, gives a true understanding of Scipture)[106], buiding up the Church[107], gifting us for ministry[108], and driving back the kingdom of Satan[109] by the evangelization of the world through proclaiming the word of Jesus[110] and doing the works of Jesus[111].

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ[112] and that He is our abiding Helper[113], Teacher[114] and Guide[115].  We believe in the filling or the empowering of the Holy Spirit[116] for ministry today[117], which is often a conscious experience[118]. We believe in the present ministry of the Spirit[119] and in the exercise of all of the biblical gifts of the Spirit[120]. We practice the laying on of hangs for the empowering of the Spirit[121], for healing[122] and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church[123].

We believe that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture[124], so that the Bible is without error[125] in the original manuscripts. We receive the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments[126] as our final, absolute authority, the only infallible rule of faith[127] and practice (it is an entirely true revelation of God´s will and purposes)[128].

We believe that the whole world is under the domination of Satan[129] and that all people are sinners by nature[130] and choice[131]. All people therefore are under God’s just judgement[132]. Through the preaching of the Good News of Jesus and the Kingdom of God[133] and the work of the Holy Spirit[134], God regenerates[135], justifies[136], adopts[137] and sanctifies[138] through (the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross) Jesus by the Spirit[139] all who repent of their sins[140] and trust (by faith only) in Jesus Christ as Lord[141] and Saviour[142]. By this they are released from Satan’s domain and enter into God’s kingdom reign.[143].

We believe in the one[144], holy[145] and universal Church[146]. All who repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord and Saviour are regenerated by the Holy Spirit[147] and form the living Body of Christ[148], of which He is the head[149] and of which we are all members[150].

We believe that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the Church: water baptism[151] and the Lord’s Supper[152]. Both are available to all believers.

We believe that God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ[153] that it continues to come in the ministry of the Spirit through the Church[154] and that it will be consummated in the glorious, visible and triumphant appearing of Christ[155], His return to the earth as King[156].  After Christ returns to reign[157], He will bring about the final defeat of Satan and all of his minions and works[158], the resurrection of the dead[159], the final judgment[160] and the eternal blessing of the righteous and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked[161]. Finally, God will be all in all[162] and His kingdom, His rule and reign[163] will be fulfilled in the new heavens and the new earth[164], recreated by His mighty power, in which righteousness dwells[165] and in which He will forever be worshipped[166].


[1] Salmos 95.3; Isaías 43.15.
[2] Deuteronomio 33.27; Isaías 44.6; Romanos 1.20.
[3] Salmos 147.5; Job 11.7-9.[4] Juan 4.24.
[5] Santiago 1.17.
[6] Mateo 5.48.
[7] Isaías 6.3; 1ª Pedro 1.15-16.
[8] Salmos 104.24; Proverbios 2.6; Isaías 28.29.
[9] Éxodo 33.19; Salmos 31.19.
[10] Salmos 33.5; Salmos 31.19.
[11] Éxodo 15.6; Salmos 63.2.
[12] 1ª Juan 4.8.
[13] Isaías 43.13.
[14] Isaías 45.5; 1ª Corintios 8.4.
[15] Salmos 42.2; Salmos 84.2.
[16] Jeremías 10.10.
[17] Juan 1.18; Juan 10.30; Juan 14.16-17; Juan 14.26; Juan 15.26; 2ª Corintios 3.17-18.
[18] Juan 1.1; Juan 1.14; 2ª Corintios 3.17.
[19] Mateo 28.19-20; 2ª Corintios 13.14; Apocalipsis 1.4.
[20] Apocalipsis 5.13; Efesios 3.14-21
[21] Salmos 45.6; Salmos 145.13; Daniel 4.3.
[22] Salmos 93.1-2.
[23] Juan 1.1-3; 1ª Corintios 8.6; Colosenses 1.15-16; Hebreos 1.1-2
[24] Génesis 1.1; Salmos 95.3-5.
[25] Colosenses 1.17; Hebreos 1.3.
[26] Salmos 103.19; Salmos 104.24-29.
[27] Salmo 96.4-6.
[28] Salmo 89.11.
[29] Salmos 103.20-21.
[30] Colosenses 1.16-17.
[31] Salmos 104.5.
[32] Salmos 103.22.
[33] Salmos 22.28; Salmos 47.8.
[34] Génesis 1.31.
[35] Apocalipsis 12.7-9.
[36] 2ª Corintios 11.14; Colosenses1.13-14; Efesios 6.12.
[37] Marcos 3.22-26; Efesios 2.1-2; 1ª Juan 5.19.
[38] Génesis 1.26-27.
[39] Génesis 1.26.
[40] Génesis 3.1; Apocalipsis 12.9.
[41] Génesis 3.8; Romanos 1.21-23; Romanos 5.16.
[42] Romanos 5.12.
[43] Juan 5.14.
[44] 1ª Corintios 15.22.
[45] Juan 8.44; 1ª Juan 5.19.
[46] Romanos 8.20-23.
[47] Salmos 51.5.
[48] Ezequiel 18.4; Romanos 2.5; Romanos 2,12; Hebreos 9.27.
[49] Gálatas 1.3-5; Gálatas 4.8-9; Colosenses 1.13.
[50] Salmos 24.1.
[51] Salmos 96.10; Isaías 40.22; Hebreos 1.3.
[52] Romanos 9.4.
[53] Efesios 2.12.
[54] Génesis 17.3-8; Ver Génesis 12.2-3; Génesis 15.4-6; Romanos 4.3-5; Romanos 4.16; Romanos 4.20-25; Gálatas 3.6-9; Gálatas 3.13-14.
[55] Éxodo 15.3-18.
[56] Éxodo 19.3-6; Éxodo 24.3-4; Éxodo 24.7; Romanos 8.3-4; Romanos 8.12-14.
[57] Deuteronomio 5.1-3; Deuteronomio 30.15-18; Gálatas 3.23-25.
[58] Salmos 25.8-10; Romanos 7.7.
[59] Juan 15.26; Juan 16.8-11; 2ª Corintios 3.14-17.
[60] Romanos 7.13; Gálatas 3.19; Gálatas 3.21-22.
[61] Romanos 2.1-11.
[62] Gálatas 3.24; Filipenses 3.8-9.
[63] 1ª Samuel 8.6-8.
[64] 1ª Samuel 8.21-22; 1ª Samuel 9.15-16; 1ª Samuel 10.1; 1ª Samuel 10.24.
[65] 2ª Samuel 7.11-16; Salmos 89.34-37.
[66] Isaías 9.6-7; Isaías 11.1-5; Jeremías 23.5-6; Ezequiel 34.23.
[67] Marcos 1.15; Gálatas 4.4.
[68] Romanos 1.2-4.
[69] Juan 1.14.
[70] Juan 1.17-18.
[71] Lucas 1.30-35.
[72] Juan 1.14; Filipenses 2.5-7.
[73] Romanos 5.19; 1ª Corintios 15.22; 1ª Pedro 2.22; 2ª Corintios 5.21; Romanos 8.29.
[74] Lucas 3.21-22; Lucas 4.16-21.
[75] Marcos 1.14-15; Lucas 11.20; Lucas 17.20-21.
[76] Lucas 4.1-13.
[77] Lucas 4.43.
[78] Lucas 4.40.
[79] Lucas 4.41.
[80] Lucas 7.14-17.
[81] Marcos 1.16-17.
[82] Marcos 3.13-15.
[83] Mateo 16.18.
[84] Lucas 9.1-2; Lucas 10.1-17.
[85] Juan 1.29; Juan 6.51; 1ª Juan 4.9-10.
[86] Marcos 8.31; 1ª Corintios 15.3-5.
[87] Gálatas 3.13
[88] Hechos 3.14-15; Hebreos 4.15.
[89] Romanos 5.18-19.
[90] 1ª Pedro 2.24.
[91] Gálatas 3.13; 2ª Corintios 5.21.
[92] Romanos 1.18; Romanos 1.32; Romanos 2.12; 2ª Tesalonicenses 1.6-10.
[93] Colosenses 2.13-15.
[94] Mateo 1.1.
[95] Lucas 1.68-72; Lucas 2.10-11; Mateo 9.27.
[96] Hechos 2.24-28.
[97] Hechos 2.29-36.
[98] Romanos 1.1-4.
[99] Hebreos 1.1-3.
[100] 1ª Corintios 15.24-26; Efesios 1.19-23; Apocalipsis 5.5.
[101] Hechos 1.8; Hechos 2.1-4.
[102] 1ª Corintios 12.13.
[103] 1ª Corintios 12.4-7.
[104] Juan 14.16-17.
[105] Romanos 12.1; Efesios 5.18-20.
[106] Romanos 8.3-4.
[107] 1ª Corintios 14.12; 1ª Corintios 14.26.
[108] Romanos 12.4-6.
[109] Lucas 11.20; Juan 3.8b.
[110] Efesios 6.10-20.
[111] Juan 14.12-13; Romanos 15.18-19; 1ª Corintios 4.20.
[112] Romanos 8.9-10.
[113] Juan 16.7.
[114] Juan 14.26.
[115] Juan 16.13-15; Romanos 8.14.
[116] Lucas 24.49; Hechos 4.31.
[117] 1ª Corintios 2.4-5; 2ª Corintios 4.7; 2ª Corintios 6.4-7.
[118] Hechos 8.18-19; Hechos 19.1-2.
[119] Joel 2.28-29; Hechos 2.15-17
[120] 1ª Corintios 12.7-11; 1ª Corintios 14.1; 1ª Corintios 14.5; 1ª Tesalonicenses 5.19-21.
[121] Hechos 8.14-17; Hechos 19.6.
[122] Marcos 1.41; Lucas 6.18b-19; Marcos 16.18.
[123] Hechos 13.1-3; 1ª Timoteo 4.14; 2ª Timoteo 1.6.
[124] 2ª Timoteo 3.16-17; 2ª Pedro 1.20-21; 1ª Corintios 2.12-13; Juan 14.26.
[125] Salmos 19.7-9; Salmos 119.11; Salmos 119.30; Salmos 119.43; Salmos 119.89; Mateo 5.17-18;
[126] Lucas 24.44; 2ª Pedro 3.15-16; Apocalipsis 22.18-19.
[127] Isaías 40.8; Mateo 24,35.
[128] Mteo 7.21; Mateo 7.24; Lucas 1.38; Santiago 1.22-25.
[129] Lucas 4.5-7; 1ª Juan 5.19.
[130] 1ª Corintios 15.22; Efesios 2.1-3.
[131] Romanos 1.21-23; Romanos 1.32.
[132] Romanos 1.18; Romanos 2.5; 2ª Corintios 5.10; Efesios 5.6.
[133] Marcos 1.14-15; Hechos 8.12; Hechos 28.12; Efesios 5.5.
[134] Juan 16.7-11.
[135] Juan 3.5-8; 1ª Pedro 1.23.
[136] Romanos 5.1-2; Romanos 5.9.
[137] Romanos 8.15; Gálatas 4.6.
[138] Efesios 5.25; Hebreos 13.12.
[139] 1ª Pedro 1.1-2.
[140] Hechos 2.38.
[141] Romanos 10.9.
[142] 1ª Juan 4.13-15.
[143] Colosenses 1.13-14; Filipenses 3.20.
[144] Juan 17.20-21; Efesios 4.3-6.
[145] 1ª Corintios 3.16-17.
[146] Mateo 16.17-18; 1ª Corintios 1.2; Efesios 2.18-19; 1ª Pedro 2.9-10.
[147] Tito 3.4-7.
[148] Romanos 12.4-5.
[149] Efesios 1.22; Efesios 5.23.
[150] 1ª Corintios 12.27.
[151]   Mateo 28.19-20.
[152] 1ª Corintios 11.23-26.
[153] Daniel 7.13-14; Mateo 4.23; Mateo 12.28.
[154] Mateo 6.10; Mateo 10.7-8; Mateo 13.11; Juan 15.26-27; Romanos 14.17-18.
[155] Marcos 13.26; Hechos 1.9-11; Marcos 13.11; Juan 15.26-27; Romanos
[156] Apocalipsis 19.11-16.
[157] Mateo 25.31-32; 1ª Corintios 15.23-25.
[158] Apocalipsis 20.10.
[159] 1ª Corintios 15.51-52.
[160] Juan 5.28-30; Apocalipsis 20.11-15.
[161] Mateo 25.31-46.
[162] 1ª Corintios 15.24-28.
[163] 1ª Timoteo 6.13-16.
[164] 2ª Pedro 3.13; Apocalipsis 21.5.
[165] Apocalipsis 21.27.
[166] 1ª Timoteo 1.17; Apocalipsis 7.9-12.