Statement of Faith
This church affirms it’s fundamental beliefs to be as follows:
That the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God as given in the original writings. It is the final court of appeal on all matters of Christian Faith and Conduct.
That the Eternal God has revealed Himself as One God existing in three Persons, Father Son and Holy Spirit – distinguishable but indivisible.
That God created the universe and all that is in it including humankind. That humankind was tested and fell in sin and are unable to redeem themselves and obtain righteousness acceptable to God.
That Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and was sinless. That He alone can redeem humankind from their sinful state and make them acceptable to God through His atoning blood. This is acceptance is gained by faith through grace alone and not by human works.
That Jesus Christ died on the cross of Calvary, was buried and rose again on the third day for our justification. That He was the exact representation of His Heavenly Father whom He revealed to His brethren so that we can rightly call His Father our Father, His God our God.
That Jesus bodily ascended into heaven, was exalted by the Father and will come again for all true believers, His church.
That a person must be born again by the Holy Spirit to see the Kingdom of God. That a believer can be baptised in the Holy Spirit who was poured out at Pentecost and that this is accompanied by the ability to speak in tongues. However a believer may be baptised in the Holy Spirit, but not actually speak in tongues.
That a believer is to be baptised in water by total immersion and this is done unto the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
That people can be healed physically and psychologically in the power of Jesus’ Name through His redemptive work on the Cross.
That there exists a real Satan with a host of fallen angels or demons, but that He is already defeated so will be finally confined under God’s judgment forever.
That there is eternal life for believers and eternal judgment for unbelievers.
That there is one true universal Church made up of genuine born again believers in Christ. That this church is composed of many local churches, which are to express His will on the earth.
We believe in Baptism by full immersion in water as a believer. This is a public declaration of a believers identification with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.
We believe in the Lord’s supper as instituted by Jesus and confirmed by Paul the apostle.
We believe in the Biblical concept of spiritual impartation by the laying on of hands.
We believe in the institution of marriage as defined by the Elders of Lifechurch and taught in the New Testament scriptures.
We believe in the dedication of children by parents.