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Christian Life Ministries

Salvation is by

Grace Alone,

through Faith Alone,

in Christ Alone.

Raising The Standard of Truth without compromise.

WE believe in the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments, in their original writing, as fully inspired of God and accept them as our infallible guide and as the supreme and final authority in matters pertaining to faith, conduct, doctrine and life.

WE believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

WE believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

WE believe that God created man in His own image,  that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of sin which is death physically and spiritually, that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who reach moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.

WITH regards to sexual behaviour, we believe in heterosexual relationships between a natural man and a natural woman within the confines of lawful and biblical matrimony.

WE believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

WE believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus, His ascension into Heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.

WE believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

WE believe that all who repent of their sin, and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

WE believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers, and is received subsequent to the new birth for the empowering and equipping of believers for service, with the accompanying supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, and in fellowship with the Holy Spirit. We believe in the divinely ordained ministries of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.

WITH  regards to submission to authority, we believe in the principle  of being in authority because you are under authority. As such, it is understood that membership shall be subject to submission to authority in matters pertaining to church governance, doctrine and personal behaviour. All Leaders delegated by the Senior Pastor have the authority to carry out biblical discipline for the protection of the local church.

WE believe in the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation. The one who physically dies in their sin without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire, and therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or for repentance. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting" used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used noting the duration of joy and ecstasy in the children of God in the presence of God.

WE believe that the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ, and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. That the local church on earth should take its character from this concept of the church spiritual and therefore, that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essentials of church membership.

WE believe that the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances - Baptism in water and the Lord's Supper, to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith, that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection, and that the Lord's Supper is the partaking of the emblems symbolic of the Saviour's broken body, and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death, until He comes.

WE believe that divine healing was provided for in both the Old and New Testament by Christ's redemption for us, and is an integral part of the Gospel. This healing is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and of the laying on of hands.

WE believe that the Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the doctrine of sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of the new birth and continuing until the consummation of salvation.

THE Church is open to any further truth which the Holy Spirit may illuminate from the Scriptures.

Statement of Faith