What We Believe
At Lift you don't have to believe to belong. At the same time we have a set of beliefs that we hold on to that you should know about. These are a part of who we are!
We believe that the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 Corinthians 2:13)
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
(1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25; John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the 'new birth' we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues which is the initial evidence of baptism in the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6; Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-45; Galatians 3:14, Jude v20)
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
(Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14; Mark 16:17)
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
(Romans 6,7,8; Luke 4:18, Acts 3:19-21, Galatians 6:1, Psalm 23:3, Jeremiah 29:11-14; John 1:14,17, Hebrew 4:16, John 8:31-32, 2 Corinthians 12:8-9)
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
(John 5:24; John 3:16,36; Mark 9:43-48; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Revelation 20:10-15)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)