What we believe
LSC is totally committed to: “Giving every man, woman and child the opportunity of understanding the gospel and to provide a church where they can grow in ministry for the glory of God.”
We believe in...
We believe that the Bible (i.e. the Old and New Testaments excluding the Apocrypha), is the inspired Word of God, the infallible, all sufficient rule for faith and practice.
2 Tim 3:15-16, 2 Peter 1:21
We believe in the unity of the One True and Living God who is the Eternal, Self-Existent “I AM”, Who has also revealed Himself as One being co-existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deut 6:4, Mark 12:29, Matt 28:19, 2 Cor 13:14
The Virgin Birth
We believe in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Miraculous Ministry, Substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers.
Isa 7:14, Matt 1:23, Heb 7:26, 1 Pet 2:22, Acts 2:22, 10:38, 2 Cor 5:21, Heb 9:12, Luke 24:39, 1 Cor 15:4, Acts 1:9, Eph 4:8-10, Rom 8:34, Heb 7:25, 1 Cor 15:22-24, 51-57, 1 Thess 4:13-18, Rev 20:1-6
The fall of man
We believe in the fall of man, who was created pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression.
Gen 1:26-31, 3:1-7, Rom 5:12-21
The death and resurrection of Christ
We believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who, according to the Scriptures, died for our sins, was buried and was raised from the dead on the third day, and that through His Blood we have Redemption.
Titus 2:11, 3:5-7, Rom 10:8-15, 1 Cor 15:3-4
This experience is also known as the new birth, and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. When you choose to believe that God is real and that His Son Jesus Christ died and rose up again, and when you see the things you've done wrong in your life and ask for God's forgiveness, you are born again. All your old sins are forgotten; you can make a new start with a life guided by God.
John 3:5-6, James 1:18, 1 Pet 1:23, 1 John 5:1
We believe that all who have truly repented and believed in Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water.
Matt 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, Acts 2:38-39
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of the believer with power for service, the essential, biblical evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
Acts 1:4-5, 8, 2:4, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 19:6
Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of Christ in the Church today.
1 Cor 12:4-11, 28, Eph 4:7-16
Obedience to God
We believe in holiness of life and conduct in obedience to the command of God.
1 Pet 1:14-16, Heb 12:14, 1 Thess 5:23, 1 John 2:6
We believe that deliverance from sickness, by Divine Healing is provided for in the Atonement.
Isa 53:4-5, Matt 8:16-17, James 5:13-16
We believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread.
Luke 22:14-20, 1 Cor 11:20-34
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life.
Dan 12:2-3, John 5:28-29, 1 Cor 15:22-24, Matt 25:46, 2 Thess 1:9, Rev 20:10-15