What we believe:
Nuni De’s goals is to distribute God-centred, Christ-focused and Sscripture-based gospel truths through electronic media.
We subscribe to the following confession scripts: “Westminster Confession of Faith,” The Belgic Confession and the 1689 Baptist Confession. We make provision for various understandings of Baptism namely infant baptism and confession baptism, as we serve people from both camps. We recognize only two sacraments, viz. Baptism and Holy Communion.
If we say we are God-centred, Christ-focused and also Scripture-based, then we base it on the fundamental points of departure of the 16th century reformation namely:
1. Scripture alone (Sola Scriptura)
The Bible alone, but also the Bible in its entirety is the inerrant and only source of written Divine revelation, which alone is binding on the conscience. The Bible alone teaches what is necessary for our salvation from sin and is the standard by which all Christian behavior must be measured. The Bible writers were inspired by the Holy Spirit and therefore the entire Bible is God’s Word and not just certain parts, it not only contains the Word of God, but is God’s Word in its entirety. (2Ti 3:16,17) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
We deny that any councils or creed or any human judgments are equal or a higher authority than the Bible. We deny that the Holy Spirit will speak independently or contrary to the Bible or that personal spiritual experience is a vehicle of divine revelation equal or higher authority than the Bible.
2. Christ, only (Solus Christ)
Jesus Christ existed from eternity with the Father and the Holy Spirit, but was sent to earth and was born of the Virgin Mary being impregnated by the Holy Spirit. He has two natures. He is fully God and also fully human. He lived a sinless life on earth and He vicariously died on the cross in the place of His elect. In order to pay for God’s punishment on their sins, which is death, including physical, spiritual and eternal death. So that He may reconcile them with God and declaring them justified, by taking their sins upon Him and imputing His righteousness to them. (2 Corinthians 5:21) For He made Him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
He alone is the only Mediator between God and man. There is no other Mediator through whom we can be saved and therefore we reject all other mediators such as Mary, Muhammad, Budha or even a specific denomination or church, as if mere membership of a church could save a person. We also reject a “PLUS” gospel as if Christ plus membership to a particular church or denomination saves (although it is important) or Christ plus good works or Christ plus any other merit which cannot save us. (1Ti 2:5) For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
We always believe that preaching must always be Christ-focused (Romans 11:36) “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To whom be glory forever. Amen. “(1Cor. 2:2) For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
3. Grace alone (Sola Gratia)
We confess that we are saved by grace alone from God’s wrath. God made man in His image, in knowledge, righteousness and holiness. By eating the forbidden fruit the covenant parents of the whole human race fell into sin and lost communion with God and so imparted physical, spiritual and eternal deat in hell. Through Adam, the origin of all people, original sin and hereditary sin were transferred to all people. Man is totally depraved and dead in his sins and are being called and born again only by the gracious and supernatural work of the Holy Spirit and responds by repentance and faith. It’s all a grace from God and we therefore reject the Armenian view that lays too much emphasis on man, as if he, on his own initiative, receives the Lord Jesus Christ and we also reject a hyper-Calvinist view that claims that because God does everything that man in all of the process is passive. We believe in the right balance between divine sovereignty and human responsibility as the scriptures teach it. (John 6:29,35,37,39,40,44,47,63,65) (Rom 8:29,30) For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren; and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
Although we are saved by grace and not by good works, we are saved unto good works, and we will through our walk of life shows that the grace of God in us is real.
4. Faith alone (Sola Fide)
We believe that justification is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Faith is the hand by which we receive the grace of God and even faith is a work of God in the heart of man. (Eph 2:8,9) For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God; Not of works, lest any man should boast.
We therefore deny that man is saved by any merit of his own or has anything to contribute to his salvation.
5. The glory of God alone (Soli Deo gloria)
God takes the initiative in salvation when He gathers a peculiar people unto Himself, for His own glory and honour. He was not there, in the first place, for us, but we are there to glorify Him. We therefore reject a man-centered gospel, as if God is there for us to entertain, or to build our self-esteem, or to build our empires or to serve us.
In all, we must think and live God centered lives. There is one living and true God. In the unity of the Godhead there are three persons but in their essence they are One, namely God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit. God is sovereign and determined from all eternity what will happen and do everything according to His sovereign plan. Therefore we must worship Him alone in all His attributes and all the honor and praise belongs to Him alone. (1 Peter 4:11) If any man speaks, let it be as the words of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory and power due to all eternity. Amen. (1Co 10:31) Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Furthermore, we endorse the five points of Calvinism as summarized by the English acronym TULIP (Total depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistable Grace, Perseverence of the saints). These truths overlap with some of the points discussed above and therefore we can summarize the additional truths by saying:
We believe that those whom God effectively called in Christ, regenerated and sanctified can not totally or finally fall from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end and be saved. (Romans 8:29,30) We further believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ when He will judge the world and raise the dead, the righteous to eternal life and the unrighteous to eternal damnation in hell. There will be a new heaven and a new earth in which God’s chosen children will live with him forever. (Rev. 21:1-8,27)