WHO ARE WE AND WHAT DO WE BELIEVE
These statements are the foundations of our faith in Jesus Christ.
- The Bible is the infallible Word of God.
- Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
- The Bible is the true and inspired Word of God.
- In Jesus’ miraculous birth, his life, his death and resurrection.
- In the need to repent, be baptised and receive the Holy Spirit.
- We are baptised into the body of Christ (the Church) through the Holy Spirit, with the Bible evidence of speaking in tongues.
- In the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
- In prayer for the sick and healing by the power of God.
- The historical fulfilment of prophecy confirms God’s plan and purpose for the Church, nations and individuals.
- The soon return of Jesus Christ.
As the name of our Fellowship suggests, we stand for revival. Revival of peoples lives through the revival of the Bible salvation message. Therefore, our salvation message is taken directly from the pages of the Bible.
All the simplicity of the Gospel message can be found in one Scriptural passage as spoken by Peter on the day of Pentecost:
Acts 2 verse 38
“Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
In the New Testament, to ‘repent’ means to ‘make a change in the frame of mind, and to reform’. While sin is the result of a person pleasing himself in what he does, the sinner coming to God in repentance admits his total inability to please God. The Bible tells us that “there is none righteous ” (Romans 3:10). The repentant person will receive the forgiveness of God (1 John 1:9) upon receiving the Holy Spirit (as described below).
2. BE BAPTIZED
Water baptism is the complete immersion in water of a believing person. The word “Baptism” as used in the Bible, is translated from the Greek world “Baptizo”, which means to dip, or to immerse.
3. RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT
You are promised a wonderful experience:
“He will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and fire …” (Matthew 3:11).
You are encouraged to receive this power. (Luke 11:9-13). By reading and believing the many accounts of the Holy Spirit in the early Church, you will find great faith to claim this experience. You will ‘speak in tongues’ as promised to all believers (Mark 16:17).
What the New Testament records is that when people received the Holy Spirit they began at the same moment to speak in new languages. On one occasion, the words were identified by foreigners as being words of praise to God (Acts 2:8, 10:46). Peter and the Apostles saw this amazing sign as proof that people had received the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:33, 10:45-47). This was the sign to unbelievers (I Corinthians 14:22).
Acts 2 verse 4
“And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”