We believe in ONE God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that any human being can only be saved through faith and total surrender to Jesus Christ, God and Lord of all, the only Way to salvation, the Truth and the Life.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. It is a reliable, supernaturally inspired book about the Word and the work of God. The Bible therefore carries authority and it is the norm to which everything about God and life is measured. The Holy Spirit is our Interpreter and discloses the words of the Bible to the willing reader.
We believe that Jesus was born from a virgin and that Mary became pregnant by the Holy Spirit and not by man.
We believe that Jesus Christ was genuinely crucified to bear the sins of the whole world on Himself, to bring salvation and complete redemption of sin to all men who accept Him.
We believe that Christ was genuinely physically dead, and that he rose from the dead whereby He triumphed over evil. We as believers share in that victory.
We believe that the New Testament is the fulfilment the Old Testament. The promises and prophecies in the Old Testament about Jesus Christ’s coming and salvation, redemption and the new life that He came to bring for all who believe in Him, are fulfilled in and through Jesus.
We believe in rebirth. Rebirth is a complete, immediate, once-off work of God where He takes out the old man and makes a new creation in man that is completely made righteous and holy through the working of God’s Spirit. Rebirth and salvation is connected. Without rebirth there is no salvation, and salvation is never without rebirth.
We believe that the baptism with the Holy Spirit is a reality in believers’ lives. Thereby we understand that God’s Spirit takes complete control of man and fulfils him / her. We believe that every believer can and ought to experience the complete working of the Holy Spirit, including gifts, ministries and powers.
We believe in the baptism of the believer by immersion. Baptism is a symbol and public confession from the one who is being baptised of the “putting off” of the old man and the “putting on” of the new man. The believer identifies therein with Christ’s death and resurrection. Children that come to faith and rebirth, can also be baptised, but we consider infant baptism as unbiblical and worthless.
The congregation (church) of Christ is not a human-made orginisation, but the fellowship of the believers. They are the body of Christ of which He Himself is the head.
We believe in the creation of the universe by God in 6 literal days. We reject the evolution-doctrine, and we do not believe that humans, animals and plants evolved from ancient forms. They are created directly by God. We reject the “big bang” hypothesis and we do not believe that the earth is billions of years old and formed through million-year-processes.
We believe that God created man with a free will and reject the notion that people’s lives and fate are being determined beforehand (fatalism). The reason for this is that God wants to engage in a reciprocal, intimate love-relationship with every human being. Man can resist God’s grace and fall from grace. Election points to the plan of salvation in Christ wherein man takes part through faith. It does not point to pre-elected individuals.
We believe that Christ will come once more to judge and to gather His children. We reject the rapture-doctrine where some are “raptured” while the rest will receive a second chance on salvation.
We believe that God is both love and holy and hates sin. Both these attributes exist within God’s eternal character. We consider the Biblical teaching, and especially the New Testament perspective on what sin is as normative.
We believe that the marriage between a man and a woman is a divine institution and the only legitimate environment wherein sexual activity may exist. Any sexual activity outside a husband-wife-marriage we consider as sinful. Because of the fact that the Bible condemns it, we consider homosexuality, bi-sexuality or any other sexual deviation not as a neutral genetically determined orientation, but as sin. We condemn the sin but not the person. We believe there is salvation in Christ from all sin.
We believe that God’s will for His children sometimes involves suffering. We reject prosperity-theology that teaches that Christians never ought to experience suffering. We believe that our treasure is spiritual. We believe that God is always with His children and provides for them in all circumstances. He wants to work all things together for good for those who trust Him, even in the midst of suffering.