We believe the Bible is the infallible and inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16, Pro30:5-6, Isiah34:16). The bible is a complete word of God, it speaks with authority and power and there is no error in scriptures.
We believe that there is only One true and living God. He inhabits eternity and He is from everlasting to everlasting. God is infinite, sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient.
There is no one like our God (Isaiah 43:10-12, 44:6, 45:5-6), our God is great in power and one in essence, he is invisible and indivisible.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the saviour and redeemer of fallen humanity; He was set forth to be propitiation through the blood for the remission of sins. We believe He is God manifest in the flesh (John1:1, 1Timothy3:16). He is the Word made flesh, born of the Virgin Mary as the only begotten son of God.
We believe He is the only way of salvation (John14:6, Acts4:10-12) and He is fully God (collosians2:9-10) and man (philliphians2:6-8).
God was known in the Old Testament as Jehovah and the name Jesus means Jehovah the saviour or Jehovah is our salvation. This Jesus Christ is the Almighty God revealed in the flesh.
We believe in his literal death, burial and victorious resurrection and this is the message of the Gospel.
The New Testament reveals the name above every name, of which every knee bows of things in Heaven and of things on Earth and of those under the Earth (Phil 2:9-10). That name is JESUS and the Lord Himself said, I have come in my fathers name, and you do not receive me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive (John 5:43). We therefore believe the name of JESUS has to be lifted up and pray in the name of JESUS.
Godly living should characterize the life of every child of the Lord, and we should live according to the pattern and example given in the Word of God. “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:11, 12). For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth: who, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, He threatened not; but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously” (1 Peter 2:21-23).
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14).
“But as he which bath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:15-19).
We wholeheartedly disapprove of our people indulging in any activities which are not conductive to good Christianity and Godly living, such as theatres, dances, mixed bathing, women cutting their hair, make-up, any apparel that immodestly exposes the body, all worldly sports and amusements, and unwholesome radio programs and music. We admonish all of our people to refrain from any of these practices in the interest of spiritual progress and the soon coming of the Lord for His church. In the beginning God created man innocent, pure and holy; but through the sin of disobedience, Adam and Eve, the first of the human race fell from their holy state, and God banished them from Eden. Hence by one man’s disobedience, sin entered into the world. (Gen. 1:27; Rom. 3:23; 5:12).
Pardon and forgiveness of sins is obtained by genuine repentance, a confessing and forsaking of sins. We are justified by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1). John the Baptist preached repentance, Jesus proclaimed it, and the Apostles emphasized to both Jews and Gentiles. (Acts 2:3 8; 11:18; 17:30). The word “repentance” comes from several Greek words which mean, change of views and purpose, change of heart, change of mind, change of life, to transform etc
Jesus said, “except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3). Luke 24:47 says, “And that repentance and remission of sins should preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem”. Through repentance you die, so as to bear fruit to God (John 12:24), we believe one has to completely SURRENDER his life to Jesus Christ and forsake worldliness and sin.
Once one has repented from their sins and have surrendered their life to the Lord, we are commanded to baptize them. The scriptural mode of baptism is complete immersion in water, (which is symbolic of burial) in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 2:38, 8:16, 10:48, 19:5) thus obeying and fulfilling (Matthew 28:19). It must be noted that candidate has to be immersed once in water
John the Baptist, in Matthew 3:11, said, “…He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.” Jesus, in Acts 1:5, said, “…ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.” Luke tells us in Acts 2:4, “…they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and beg to speak with other tongues (languages), as the Spirit gave them utterance.” The terms “baptize with the Holy Ghost and fire, filled with the Holy Spirit, and the gift of the Holy Ghost are synonymous terms used interchangeably in the Bible. It is scriptural to expect all who receive the gift, filling, or baptism of the Ho Spirit to receive the same physical, initial sign of speaking with other tongues The speaking with other tongues, as recorded in Acts 2:4; 10:46 and 19:6, and the gift of tongues, as explained in 1 Corinthians, chapters 12 and 14, are t. same in essence, but different in use and purpose.
The Lord, through the Prophet Joel, said “…I will pour out my Spirit upon flesh;…” (Joel 2:28). Peter, in explaining this phenomenal experience, said, “…having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, He (Jesus) hath shed forth this which now see and hear.” (Acts 2:33). Further, “…the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are al off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” (Acts 2:39).
The first covenant that the Lord (Jehovah) made with the children of Israel after they were brought out of Egypt was a covenant of healing. The Lord said, “…if thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord (Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that healeth) thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” (Exodus 15:26).
Some translations read: “For I am Jehovah, thy physician.” He being our physician or doctor, we have the most capable in the whole world. Our Lord Jesus Christ went about Galilee, preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and disease among the people. (Matthew 4:23, 24). “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). The vicarious suffering of the Lord Jesus Christ paid for the healing of our bodies, the same as for the salvation of our souls, for “…with His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Matthew 8:17 reads, “…Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sickness.” (See also 1 Peter 2:24.)
We see from this that divine healing for the body is in the atonement. That being true, then it is for all who believe. Jesus said of believers, “they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”. Later, James wrote in his Epistle to all the churches: “Is any sick among you” Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointed him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:14-16).
All of these promises are for the church today.
On the night of our Lord’s betrayal, He ate the Passover supper with His Apostles, after which He instituted the sacrament. “And He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, this is my body which is given for you: This do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:10-20). Paul instructed the church how to observe it (1 Cor. 11: 23-34).That was instituted the use of literal bread and the fruit of the vine, which partaken of, literally, as emblems of His broken body and shed blood. There is also a spiritual significance and blessing in partaking of the sacrament.
When the Passover supper was ended, we read in John 13:4-5, “He riseth from supper, and laid aside His garments; and took a towel, and girded Himself. After that He poureth water into a bacon, and began to wash the disciples’ foots and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded” Jesus said, “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you” (John 13:14-15).
This first example was given by our Lord, and it is a divine institution. It is well to follow His example and wash one another’s feet; thus manifesting the spirit of humility.
We believe tithing is God’s financial plan to provide for His work, and has been since the days of Abraham. Tithing came with faith under Abraham; Moses’s law enjoined it, and Israel practiced it when she was right with God; Jesus endorsed it (Matt. 23:23?): and Paul said to lay by in store as God has prospered you. Do not rob God of His portion, viz., tithes and offerings. (Read Mal. 3).
We believe that Tithe is a 10th of your earnings, and gifts or benefits you receive and Offering is what you give as the Lord leads you over and above your tithes. We strongly believe that there is mighty blessing that is attached to our giving of tithes and offering towards the work of the Lord.
We believe that the time is drawing near when our Lord shall appear; then the dead in Christ shall arise, and we who are alive and remain shall be caught up with them to meet our Lord in the air. (1 Thess. 4:13-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-54; Phil.
3:20-21). We believe the translation or rapture of the saints is a simultaneous event with first resurrection and when the lord shall appear He shall not touch the ground but we shall meet with him in the air thus the Second coming of Jesus has two dimensions. firstly when he raptures the church and thereafter when He comes after the millennium period when He shall come with the saints.
Moreover, we believe that the distress upon the earth is the beginning. “sorrows and will become more intense until there shall be a time of trouble such as there never was since there was a nation even to that same time” (Matt. 24:3-8; Dan. 12:1), and that period of tribulation will be followed by the dawn of a better day on earth and that for a thousand years there shall be peace on earth and good will toward men. (Rev. 20:1-5; Isa. 65:17-25; Matt. 5:5; Dan. 7:27; Mic. 4:1-2; Heb. 2:14; Rom. 11:25-27.)
When the thousand years are finished, there shall be a resurrection of all the dead, who will be summoned before the great white throne for their final judgment, and all whose names are not found written in the Book of Life shall cast into the lake of fire, burning with brimstone, which God bath prepared for the Devil and his angels, Satan himself being cast in first. (Matt. 25:41; 20:7-15; 21:8.)
Tuesday: Prayer, Worship and Bible Study 10:00 AM and 6:45 PM
We are a multi-national Pentecostal church under UPC Great Britain. God has called us to reach out and bring all His vessels to the sanctuary. We want you to know that our God loves and cares for you.
Cross Over Services: 31 Dec 2017