What we Believe
GVCC Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe in the triune Godhead as eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His present priestly ministry.
We believe in evangelistic and missionary fervour and endeavour.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We further believe in the keeping power of God.
We believe in sanctification and holiness of heart and the overcoming life as God’s design for the Church, which is the Bride of Christ.
We believe in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit as on the day of Pentecost and in the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit as evidenced in charismatic gifts and ministries and in His fruit in the life of the believer.
We believe that divine healing is obtained on the basis of the Atonement.
We believe that the ordinances of Baptism by immersion in water, and the observances of the Lord’s Supper should be regularly practiced in the local assembly.
We believe in Christ’s imminent personal return in power and great glory, and in His present and everlasting dominion.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal punishment.
We believe that sexual purity is a necessary expression for all God’s children and requires abstinence from adultery, fornication, incest, homosexuality or other sexual relationships or practices forbidden by Scripture.
We believe that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime and a sacred institution established by God.