What Master's Touch Believes

The Bible: We believe the Holy Bible is the Inspired Word of God. It is the only basis for our beliefs. We believe all 66 books of the Bible are inspired by God, and are therefore the inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live. (Matt. 5:18; John 10:35; 2 Tim. 3:16).

The Trinity: We believe that the one true God exists eternally in three Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that these three, being one God, are equal in deity, power and glory. We believe that God not only created all things, but that He will bring all things to their proper consummation in Christ Jesus to the glory of His Name. ( Eph.1:9-12; )

Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man. We believe that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By the blood of His cross he bought us eternal redemption and eternal life. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to intercede for the saints. (Matt. 1:18-25; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:1; Col. 1:15-23). We also believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Lord is not just an empty title we add to Jesus' Name. Bringing every area of life into submission to Jesus as Lord is the believer's great challenge and privilege. As Christ is allowed to rule and reign in all parts of our beings, we find our greatest protection and fulfilment. (Luke 6:36; John 14:23)

Salvation: We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required in order to be saved. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God's sight in order that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. God's Holy Spirit enables us to make right choices and then empowers us to stay on the salvation road. (Eph. 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:1-2).

Grace: God's grace has been made available to all Christians. Grace is God's empowering presence that enables us to become all he has planned for us. It enables us to complete every mission we are called to by His Spirit. (Eph. 4:7; John 1:16; Rom. 5:17; Heb. 4;16)

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom also we are sealed for the day of redemption. At or subsequent to conversion, the Spirit Of God fills, empowers and anoints believers for godly living, ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the church to fulfill its calling and mission. (Matt. 3:11; Acts 1:8; Gal. 3:1-5).

Heaven & Hell: We believe that when the Christian dies he/she will forever dwell in blissful fellowship with God. We also believe that when the unbeliever dies he/she is consigned to hell, there to await the Day of Judgment when he/she shall be punished with eternal separation from the presence of God. (Psalm 16:11; 2 Cor. 5:4-10; Rev. 20:11-15).

The Second Coming: We believe in the literal second coming of Christ at the end of the age to personally consummate His kingdom. We also are believing in prayer for a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a victorious Church of unprecedented unity, purity and power in the Holy Spirit. (1 Thess. 4:5; Rev. 7:9-14; 2 Thess. 1:10-2:8).

Water Baptism & The Lord's Supper: We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are two ordinances of the church to be observed until Christ returns. Water Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God's sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. (Matt 3;13; Acts 2:37-39; Rom. 6:1-4; Col. 2:8-12) (Lk. 22:17-19; 1 Cor. 10:16-17; 1 Cor. 11:23-26).