What We Believe

What we believe here at Impact Church

1. The Scriptures Inspired:

The Bible is the inspired word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason. (Isa. 58:8-9, II Timothy 3:15-16, II Peter 1:20-21)

2. The One True God:

We believe there is one true God, the Creator, eternally existing in three Persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. ( Gen 1:1, 2 Cor. 13:14, 1 John 5:7)

3. Deity of Christ:

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and that He is the Son of God, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death, in His bodily resurrection and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father. (John 1:1-3, Matt 1:23, Isa 53:4-6, Matt 28:6)

4. Salvation of mankind:

We believe in the spiritually lost condition of mankind because all have sinned and are separated from God. Salvation only comes through the blood of Jesus Christ . All that call on the name of the Lord and accept him as their Lord and Savior will be saved. ( Romans 3:23, Romans 10:9-10)

5. Baptism in water:

We believe in baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as commanded us in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe in Christ as Saviour and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matt. 28:19, Mark 16:16, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4)

6. The Holy Spirit:

A. We believe in the Person and the work of the Holy Spirit with His fruits and gifts abiding and operating in the church. (1 Cor. 6:19, 12:7-13, Gal. 5:22-23)

B. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit for all believers with the ability
of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Mark 16:17, Acts 1:1-8, 2:1-39, 8:15-19, 10:44-47, 19:1-7)

C. We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. By the indwelling of the Holy Spirit the Christian is enabled to live a holy and righteous life. (John 14:16-17, Rom. 8:13, Gal. 5:16)

7. Communion (The Lord’s Supper):

We believe that the Lord’s Supper, consisting of the elements representing the body and blood of Christ, is the symbol expressing our covenant relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, a memorial of His suffering, and death. (Matt. 26:26-28, 1 Cor. 11:23-26)

8. Divine Healing:

We believe healing is one of the gifts provided for in the finished work of the cross. (Isa. 53:4-5, Matt. 8:16-17)

9. Sanctification:

We believe that the scriptures teach us a life of holiness, without that no man shall see the Lord. By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey this command. “Be ye holy, as I am holy”. Santification is the will of God for all believers, and should be passionately pursued by walking in obedience to God’s Word. (Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 1:15-16, 1 Thess. 5:23-24, 1 John 2:6)

10. The Church:

We believe the body of Jesus Christ (the true church) is made up of all born again believers and is expressed through local churches under the leadership of gifted men. (Eph. 4:11-12)

11. The Great Commission:

We believe that all believers are called to fulfill the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations. This is done through the sharing of the good news of Jesus, and teaching them to adhere to all that Christ taught. (Matt. 28:19-20, Rom. 10:13-15)