Islaahi Kalisiya-e-Pakistan

Beliefs

  • We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our infallible and divine authority in all matters of faith and life.
  • We believe in the Trinity of the Godhead. There is one God who exists eternally in three Persons – the Father who saves people by drawing them to his Son through the Holy Spirit. These three are one in power and glory.
  • We believe that all people are sinners and are unable to save themselves or even co-operate with God in efforts to earn their salvation.
  • We believe that salvation comes by God drawing people to the Lord Jesus Christ by his Holy Spirit. He convinces them of their sin and enlightens them so that they repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as He is offered in the Gospel.
  • We believe in the full divinity and the full humanity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. He is the fullest and final revelation of God to mankind.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ, as the eternal Son of God, became man, lived, died and rose again to atone for the sins of those who trust Him alone for their salvation. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and mankind.
  • We believe that God’s Holy Spirit gives Christians, as they rely on Him, the daily strength and wisdom they need to walk according to His will and to grow in holiness.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ shall return personally, visibly and bodily to judge all mankind and to receive His people unto Himself.

Additionally, we believe the following regarding the application of the above doctrine into our present culture:

  • We believe it to be biblical that we take the teachings of Jesus to wherever people are and not just expecting them to come to us.
  • Worshipping together in larger groups is desirable and expected because Jesus established local congregations in which Christians are to flourish spiritually and worship God together.
  • We believe we have a responsibility for the welfare of the poor and disadvantaged around us, welcoming the stranger, refugee and alien within our midst; and tending to the needs of our local community both spiritual and physical.
  • We understand that God takes our sins seriously and has given voice to the concept of sin and its specifics. We do not allow our surrounding culture to dictate what is or is not a sin. Among the more pervasive sins within our world today are the sins of gossip, slander, drunkeness, greed, self-centeredness, addictions to anything, sexual permissiveness as well as homosexuality. Sin in all of its forms and manifestations is to be recognised, confessed and repented of in full reliance on God’s Holy Spirit to keep ourselves pure and holy.
  • Knowing that all people sin, we do not exclude anyone from our fellowship who genuinely seeks or embraces the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We recognise that some people are just starting their spiritual walk with God and are not at the same levels as those who are more mature in Christ. Thus, patience, love and forebearance are marks of the church in our dealing with one another in Christ Jesus. Since all Christian churches are made up of sinners who are saved by grace, there is no one “more righteous” than another. All Christians are equal in Christ Jesus, and therefore should relate to one another with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Love of others is the mark of Jesus and of the Church which He heads. As such, all who seek relief from their sins through Christ Jesus are welcome in our churches, no matter their background or past.