What do we believe?
Salvation is not in a religion, creed or the works of men but in a personal relationship with God through Christ Jesus, His Son. Salvation is as easy as ABC; Acknowledge and repent of your sin; Believe and accept Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour; Confess to others that He is Lord of your life. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
the Holy spirit
We believe in the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit in convicting us of sin, righteous living and of the coming judgement of us all. Leading us into all truth, His chief aim is to glorify Christ. The Holy Spirit comforts us, guides us and empowers us with supernatural gifts and graces for service to do God’s will in our daily lives.
We believe in the Tri-Unity of the Godhead: God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and these three are one. God Himself came to earth in the person of Jesus Christ. After Christ was crucified and raised back to life, God sent the Holy Spirit to be with Christ’s disciples to be their guide.
Christ is the Son of Man and the Son of God, wholly man and wholly God. Born of a virgin, He lived a sinless life and died on the cross at Calvary for the sins of the whole world. He rose again on the third day and later ascended into Heaven where He daily intercedes for us. He will return soon physically, visibly and gloriously as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is our Saviour, Healer, Baptiser and Coming King.
We believe God was the author of the Bible. We know that the Holy Spirit is needed to understand the Bible. It holds instruction for each of us about our daily Christian lives and as such it is the highway code for Christian living and the supreme authority for Godly standards. If it is in the Bible we believe it, if it is not in the Bible we question it.
As a public confession of faith and commitment to Christ, we believe that repentant believers are to be baptised by total immersion in water in the name of the Lord Jesus according to Matthew 28 v19 and Acts 2 v 38. This is not infant christening. Baptism symbolises the funeral service of the old life and the resurrection of the new.
We believe that the Bible sets out guidelines to God’s standard of order in the Church regarding worship and the use of spiritual gifts. We believe in the freedom of expression but this ought to be tempered with love, respect and consideration of others and should always be biblical. God is not the author of confusion but of order.
The PEOPLES CHURCH - Values, Purpose, Lifestyle and Meaningful Membership revolve around what we Believe, that’s why we are a Christ–Centred People–Friendly Church
We believe that prayer is the greatest privilege and greatest weapon a believer can possess. As we read in the Bible, Jesus tells us to be persistent and specific in prayer and our prayers will be answered. Prayer allows us to align ourselves with God’s will, and through prayer, God’s will becomes more active in the world we live. There is power in prayer!
We worship God for He is holy, awesome and worthy of all our praise and therefore true worship is not only a corporate act but a lifestyle. Jesus commands us to love our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. By focusing on Him, we humble ourselves to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Our worship and love of Christ does not only come out of our mouths but should also show in the manner we lead our daily lives and relationships.
Although Jesus said this to His early disciples, we are instructed to do the same. It is our responsibility to spread God’s Word in our community, our work place, among our family, friends and neighbours. We are God’s mouthpiece, His hands and His feet here on earth. Therefore, He commands us to share the life saving Gospel to everyone allowing them the opportunity to respond to God’s call.