OUR BELIEF

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind and love your neighbour as yourself" - Luke 10:27

GOD

We believe in the one true and eternal God, the Creator of everything. There is one God existent in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each person is equal but has a different role, working together to bring a man from sin to receive salvation.

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was supernaturally conceived through the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Whilst on earth, Jesus was both perfectly God and perfectly man at the same time and was without sin. He was crucified on the cross to save mankind from sin and physically rose from the dead on the third day to fulfil the will of the Father to provide salvation from sin to each person who believes in Him. He ascended physically to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. One day in the future, He will come again a second time to establish His Kingdom.

HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God who convicts people of sin and draws them to become born again. He dwells within believers to enable them to lead holy lives. Also, He helps believers live in obedience to His will and serve the Body of Christ using the gifts He has given them. We believe that each gift of the Holy Spirit mentioned in the Bible is still active in the Church today and should be developed to build up the Body. The baptism of the Holy Spirit, an experience separate from being born again, gives Christians power to witness. Speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit enables is the initial sign of being baptised in the Holy Spirit. In the Christian life, every believer must live in obedience to Christ and be under the covering of the Holy Spirit. Christians should always be filled with the Holy Spirit.

THE BIBLE

We believe in every word of the Old and New Testaments and that God inspired humans to write it without error. The Bible is the Word of God. It is the standard of faith as well as the absolute truth for every aspect in a believer's life.

SALVATION

We believe that a person can be saved only when he or she trusts in Jesus Christ and His salvation from sin. Salvation is given by the grace of God and not because of one's own works. True confession, faith and trust in Christ will lead to repentance from sin. At the point of salvation, an individual becomes a new creation in Christ and will be gradually transformed to become more like Him.

MAN

We believe that the first couple was sinless, but they intentionally sinned, causing all humans to fall under the power of sin. For this reason, it is necessary for every person to receive salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. Without salvation, a person will receive the penalty of eternal destruction in hell.

ANGELS & EVIL SPIRITS

We believe God created many angels. These angels were created without sin but one of them named Lucifer intentionally sinned and was then called Satan. Some of the other angels followed him and became fallen angels. Satan rules in this sinful world and endeavours to destroy God's plan and man's life. However, he does not have power over God and will ultimately be destroyed one day.

ETERNAL JUDGEMENT

We believe that every person will rise from the dead on the final day. Believers will live with God in heaven and will be eternally blessed. Those who do not believe in Jesus will be judged and receive eternal punishment in hell.

BAPTISM & COMMUNION

We believe that baptism is the complete immersion of a person completely in the water as a symbol of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Those receiving baptism must be born again Christians who have put their trust in the Lord Jesus. Communion is a ceremony to remember the death of Jesus. It is to be celebrated often, when believers gather together until Jesus returns.

HEALING THE SICK

We believe it is God's normal intention to heal Christians who have sicknesses or diseases except at times when God allows them to leave this world to be with Him. The Church must follow Jesus' command to heal the sick through prayer and to minister to them through the miraculous power of God. We do not reject medicines or procedures from medical science, nor do we believe that God always heals the sick immediately. We acknowledge that at times He has a purpose in healing people gradually.

WORSHIP SERVICE

We believe that Christians must worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. Worship is acknowledging the worthiness of God and opening our hearts to relate to God. Worshipping according to Biblical patterns enables us to use outward expressions to come close to God. Some of these patterns include worshipping with other Christians, using musical instruments, singing, and using the gifts of the Holy Spirit during worship times.

CHURCH

We believe in the worldwide (universal) Church, which is made up of all those who trust in Christ throughout every age. In the same way, we believe local churches which are made up of believers who meet together regularly in different areas to worship God, hear His word, fellowship, witness, participate in communion and pray, amongst other activities. We believe that every Christian should be a member of a local church.​

ABOUT US

We are an International Church in London Central. We are committed to loving one another, loving neighbours and making disciples.

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