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Articles of Faith & Doctrine


To be interpreted as expressed in and according to the Natural and Literal meaning of the respective passages of the Word of God referred to under each Article.  Click on an article for more information.  Clicking on the Bible reference passage(s) will open a new page and take you to BibleGateway.com.

01 - The Inspiration and Authority of Scripture


02 - The Trinity of the Godhead


03 - The Deity and the Virgin Birth of our

       Lord Jesus Christ


04 - The Personality, Deity and Present Mission

       of the Holy Spirit


05 - The Fall of Humanity


06 - The Total Depravity of Humans


07 - Salvation by Grace through Faith


08 - The Atonement of the Blood of Christ


09 - Regeneration by the Holy Spirit


10 - The Believer’s Eternal Salvation


11 - Sanctification


12 - The Baptism with the Holy Spirit


13 - The Gifts of the Holy Spirit


14 - The Unity of the True Church in the

       mystical Body of Christ


15 - The Pre-Millennial Coming of Our Lord


16 - The Resurrection of the Body


17 - The Eternal Blessedness of the Saved, and

       the Eternal Punishment of the Lost


18 - The Personality of Satan


19 - Divine Healing of the Body


20 - Baptism


21 - The Lord’s Supper





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                                        1500 Kerns Rd.

                                        Burlington, ON

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13 - The Gifts of the Holy Spirit


We believe that the Holy Spirit administers spiritual gifts to the church to glorify Christ in the building of His body. We believe that God, the Holy Spirit, is sovereign in the bestowing of His gifts for the perfecting of the saints for the work of their ministry, and that it is not God’s will that any one gift should be given to all believers, although all believers have at least one gift.


We believe that whenever spiritual gifts are exercised, they should always be within the limits expressly given in the Scriptures (e.g. I Corinthians 14:23-40). We believe that in the early church speaking in tongues (a human language unknown to the speaker), and the working of miracles were sign gifts demonstrated primarily to authenticate God’s revelation through the apostles and the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe that today such signs are not necessary to give evidence of the baptism or of the filling of the Spirit, nor are they a mark of spiritual maturity. We believe that special divine revelation for authoritative Scripture ceased with the Apostolic Age.


Acts 2:1-13     


Hebrews 2:3-4     


I Corinthians 12-14  


Ephesians 2:20  


Romans 12:3-8


John 14:26


I Peter 4:7-11


Galatians 1:8-9


Ephesians 4:11-13


Revelation 22:18-29


II Corinthians 12:12