About Us

What We Believe

This is what we as followers of Jesus and members of Abundant Life believe, live and teach. The whole document, complete with explanations from the Bible, please click here.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word given by Divine Inspiration.

God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit

We believe in the one living and true God, perfect in wisdom, sovereignty, holiness, justice, mercy and love. God is three separate yet coequal persons who act together in perfect unity in creation, providence and redemption.

  • The Father reigns with providential care over all life and history in the created universe.
  • The Son became man, Jesus Christ, being fully God and fully man, He revealed God, provided salvation through his atoning death in our place and by His bodily resurrection, ascended into heaven, and intercedes for all believers.
  • The Holy Spirit inspired men to write the Scriptures, convicts individuals of their sinfulness and the righteousness of Christ, draws them to the Saviour, and bears witness to their new birth, indwells, seals and gives spiritual gifts to all believers for ministry in the Church and society.

Angels & Demons

We believe God created an order of spiritual beings called angels to serve Him and do His will. Certain angels, called demons, Satan being their chief, revolted and now tempt individuals to rebel against God.

The Nature of Humans

We believe God created man in his own image to have fellowship with Himself and to be steward over His creation. As a result, each person is unique, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect. Through the temptation of Satan, Adam chose to disobey God; this brought sin and death to the human race and suffering to all creation. Therefore, everyone is born with a sinful nature and needs to be reconciled to God.

Salvation

We believe salvation is redemption by Christ of the whole person from sin and death. It is offered as a free gift by God to all and must be received personally through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.

The Church

We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in him are members. Christians are commanded to be baptized on profession of faith and to unite with a local church for mutual encouragement and growth in discipleship through worship, nurture, service and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Baptism & Communion (The Lord’s Supper)

The ordinances of the Church are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and of the cup by believers together as a continual memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ.

Civil Government

We believe religious liberty, rooted in Scripture, is the inalienable right of all individuals. Christians should pray for civil leaders, and obey and support government in matters not contrary to Scripture. The state should guarantee religious liberty to all persons and groups.

Christian Lifestyle

We believe Christians, individually and collectively, in a Christ-like spirit, oppose greed, selfishness and vice; promote trust, justice and peace; aid the needy and preserve the dignity of all people.

Family & Marriage

We affirm the family as the basic unit of society and seek to preserve its integrity and stability. We believe the Bible teaches that marriage refers to the covenant relationship between one man and one woman.

The Future

We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring all things to their appropriate end and establish a new heaven and a new earth. The unrighteous will be consigned to the everlasting punishment. The righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and dwell forever with the Lord.