The following Articles of Faith, while not an official part of either the Preamble, Constitution or By-Laws of Church Triumphant, are a summary statement of faith and represent the doctrines generally believed by the Pastor and Board of Directors of this local church.
1 – THE BIBLE
We believe that the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired Word of God and the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and conduct.
2 – THE GREAT COMMISSION
We believe in Christ’s great commission to the Church to go into all the world and preach the Gospel.
3 – THE GODHEAD
We believe in One God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that in Jesus Christ “dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”
4 – THE DEITY
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory
5 – SALVATION AND WATER BAPTISM
We believe in complete salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and obedience to the gospel by repentance of sins and baptism by immersion in water.
6 – THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
7 – THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit giveth utterance, and in the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit operative in the Church of Jesus Christ.
8 – SACRAMENTS AND ORDINANCES
We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper as a memorial of His broken body and the New Testament in His blood.
9 – THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
We believe in the nine fruits of the Spirit and that all the above must be accompanied by the Spiritual fruit of love.
10 – THE FIVEFOLD MINISTRY
We believe in the five ministries God gave to His body; Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers, “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry.”
11 – THE RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe that at the return of Jesus Christ “the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
12 – THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
We believe in the final eternal judgement at which time the condemned will be cast into the lake of fire and the rewarding of the righteous to everlasting life.
13 – MARRIAGE CONSTITUTES
We believe that marriage constitutes a bond of life-time commitment between one man and one woman and that it is the only legitimate, honourable and holy estate instituted by God. It was ordained of God as the foundation and bond of family life for the mutual help and comfort of husband and wife, and for the welfare of the state. Gen 2:24(b) – 25; Prov 18:22; Heb 13:4; 1 Cor 7:9, 10 & 11; 1 Cor 6:9,10; Rom 1:24-32.