About Our Church
January 1976 witnessed the birth of Grace B-P Church as an outreach arm of Life B-P Church. Formerly a hotel, the site is a church today because of a sister who gave it for God’s work. In 1978, Grace Mandarin Service was started.
For over 40 years, she is a beacon dedicated to serving our Lord Jesus Christ, the saints in Christ and bringing those who do not know Him around the vicinity and beyond our shores.
We welcome families and individuals alike to worship and serve with us. We have ministries for young and old during our Service on Sundays as well as some days in the week. If you are looking for a local church to settle in, please be aware that we are a congregation of sinful people, but we have a good and great Saviour!
The Mission of the Church
The Mission of Grace Bible-Presbyterian church is to fulfil the Great Commission which our Lord Jesus Christ gave to His people shortly before He was received back into heaven:
“All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
To fulfil this Great Commission of our Lord, we as a Church will:
Faithfully reach the unbelievers with the saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and call them to repentance from their sins and to turn from their sins unto God;
Faithfully teach the believers in what we are to believe concerning God and what duty God requires of us as set forth in the Holy Bible and as systematically arranged in the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.
To this end we seek the Lord’s grace and strength to fulfil our mission faithfully as a Church.
The Apostles’ Creed
I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.
“He descended into hell” should mean, he continued in the state of death, and under the power of death.
“The holy catholic church” does not mean the Roman Catholic Church at all, but the universal church.
We believe in the divine, verbal and plenary inspiration of the Scriptures in the original languages, their consequent inerrancy and infallibility, and, as the Word of God, the Supreme and final authority in faith and life (II Tim.3: 16,17; II Pt.1: 19-21; Jn.17: 17)
We believe in one God existing in three co-equals and co-eternal Persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut.6: 4; II Cor.13: 14; Matt.28: 19; Matt.3: 16,17)
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man (Phil.2: 5-11; Jn.1: 1, 14; Heb.2: 14; Matt.26: 38; Lk.1: 31, 35, 41, 42; Gal.4: 4; Heb.4: 15; 7; 26)
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but sinned through the fall of Adman, thereby incurring not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God and that all human beings are born with sinful nature and become sinners in thought, word and deed (Gen.1: 27; 3: 6-8, 13; Rom.3: 23; 5: 12-21; Ps.51: 5)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died a propitiatory and expiatory death as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who repent of their sins and believe in Him are justified before God on the grounds of His shed blood (Tit.3: 4-7; Eph.1: 4-7; Rom.5: 8; Heb.9: 22)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His ascension into heaven, and in His exaltation at the right hand of God, where he intercedes for us as our High Priest and Advocate (Lk.24: 1-12; Acts 1: 1-3, 10,11; I Cor.15: 1-8; Heb.2: 17; I Jn.2: 1,2)
We believe in the personal, visible and pre-millennial return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to judge this world and bring peace to the nations (Rev.1: 7; 19: 11-16; 20: 1-6)
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, not by works, and that all who repent and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become the children of God (Eph.2: 8,9; Jn.1: 12; Rom.8: 14-17)
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to convict and regenerate the sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service (Jn.16: 13,14; 3: 5-7; Rom.8: 16, 26, 27; Eph.1: 13; 5: 18; Acts 1: 8)
We believe that Christ instituted the Sacrament of Baptism for believers and their children and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, which sacraments shall be observed by His Church till He comes (Matt.26: 26-29; 28: 19; Acts 16: 15; I Cor.11: 23-26)
We believe in the eternal security, bodily resurrection, and eternal blessedness of the saved and in the bodily resurrection and eternal conscious punishment of the lost (Jn.3; 14-16, 18; I Thess.4: 13-18; I Cor.15: 51-57; Lk.16: 19-31)
We believe in the real, spiritual unity in Christ of all redeemed by His precious blood and the necessity of faithfully maintaining the purity of the Church in doctrine and life according to the Word of God and the principle and practice of biblical separation from apostasy of the day being spearheaded by the ecumenical Movement (Jn.17: 20,21; Eph.2: 19-22; II Cor.6: 14-18; Jude 3)
“O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come.”? Psalms 65:2
A person becomes a Communicant Member through either Baptism, Reaffirmation of Faith or Transfer of Church Membership. Baptism is a holy ordinance instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ whereby a Christian publicly confesses faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through water baptism. The mode of baptism is by sprinkling which signifies cleansing of sin.
Reaffirmation of Faith (or Confirmation) is an act in which a person who was baptised as an infant ratifies for himself the Faith to which his parents committed him when they presented him for infant Baptism.
Transfer of Church Membership refers to the process when a baptised believer from another Church, having attended Grace B-P Church for some time and wishing to commit himself to the spiritual care and discipline of this Church, formally transfers his Church membership to Grace B-P Church. In that event the person will have to terminate in the former church and apply for membership at Grace B-P Church in the normal way.
Communicant Members may exercise their right to vote at Congregational Meetings (both Annual or Extraordinary). They should endeavour to be present at all such meetings.
Communicant Members are subjected to the Discipline of the Church. Communicant Members who commit serious sins are lovingly and firmly counselled through a process of Church Discipline. For a full discussion of the procedures of Church Discipline, you may consult the Bible-Presbyterian Book of Discipline. Anyone who does not heed the discipline of the Church may become liable to excommunication, which is, the delivering up of an errant brother or sister to Satan, treating that person as an infidel (1 Corinthians 5:3-5; 1 Tim 1:20). We hope that there will be none occasions at all to use the process of discipline and we know that as we keep ourselves close to the Lord and to His Word, we shall have the happiest and most blessed fellowship together in the Lord.
Non-Communicant Members are the children of believers who have been presented to the Lord through Infant Baptism as parents claim the covenantal blessings of God for their children. We do not practice infant dedication in lieu of infant baptism because we believe the presentation of our children to God is a compulsory act, not a voluntary exercise.