Baulkham Hills Chinese Alliance Church (BHCAC in short) was planted by the North Side Chinese Alliance Church on 12th February 1995.
The church was planted by 20 lay believers from the North Side Chinese Alliance Church under Rev. Daniel Tam’s leadership. They started their service and called a new pastor. Thank God for bringing Rev. Patrick Suen and his family from Hong Kong in September 1995 and Rev. Suen started his ministry on 1st October in that year.
Since February 1995, the Church had used the small hall of the Hills Alliance Church at Baulkham Hills for their Sunday service. The Senior Pastor of this English church, Rev Terry Davidson, also shared the Dining Room of his house, just adjacent to the small hall, for Sunday school ministry as a temporary measure. During that period, the Church received financial and physical support from their mother church as well as the Hills Alliance Church to build a classroom for Sunday school purpose. The classroom was completed in 1996 and a dedication ceremony was held on 4th August in that year.
After establishment in 1995, the church was growing strong and rapidly within a few years. BHCAC became an independent church in July 1998. With an increasing number of attendance, the small hall and the Sunday school classroom were no longer large enough to cope with their needs. The church decided to move to Crestwood High School on 25th April 1999 for services.
Due to the continuous growth of the church and for long term development, they started to search for their own church premise since 1998. Thank God for His guidance that, after a few years of searching without success, BHCAC eventually found their permanent church site in October 2004. The Church’s Dedication and Thanksgiving Service was held on 3rd July 2005.
The Christian and Missionary Alliance logo conveys the centrality of the Lord Jesus Christ in our faith, by emphasizing the fourfold gospel of Christ as Saviour, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King.
This is the first blessing of the gospel of Christ given to sinner: who believes in Jesus Christ to receive forgiveness of sin, righteousness and grace of eternal life.
Today, there are many people attempting to overthrow the doctrine of Christ’s atonement, and deny the seriousness of sin. According to their opinion, sin is not an incurable disease and, of course, does not need any help from God. In fact, we can see from the social reality, loose ethical standards will inevitably produce a relaxation of the true concept of atonement.
God’s Word tells us clearly sin is neither occasionally tragic events, nor a weakness of character, nor a problem caused by genetic and complexity of the environment only. Sin is a deliberate disobedience of God; is a hostile attitude against God, and is the natural reveal of deadly corrupt instinct. Any self-improvement and healing, for sin is powerless. Apart from God’s infinite grace and power, nothing can solve the problem of sin.
We believe that Jesus Christ, according to the Bible is written, sacrifice His life for our sins. His experience of suffering is substitutionary, that is, “the righteous for the unrighteous”. He gave His live for our redemption. Only through His blood we can be saved. We are deemed to be righteousness because of his death and resurrection and are accepted by our heavenly father in his name.
We also believe that: when a sinner believes the gospel and accept Jesus as Saviour, his sin is immediately pardoned, his soul is once reborn and becoming the children of our heavenly Father. He will inherit the eternal glory in the future. “we have gained access into this grace in which we now stand” Enjoy all the privileges in Father’s home.
Many people do not like the term “sanctification,” which, as it has linked with the term extremism in some people’s minds. It has been confused with self-righteous hypocrisy and pious. Therefore, Satan erects lots of scarecrow on the sides of this road to scare children of God; causing them to lose God’s blessing.
Our preaching of the road of sanctification is this: Lord Jesus Christ lives in our hearts; in the mid of our actions so that we become His likeness. This does not give us self-sufficient proud arrogant. Because we have to come to our end before we can have the sanctification experience. We cannot be self-sufficient without Christ.
Sanctification is a simple living with faith and trust in Christ in every moment. Getting into this abundant blessing, you must go through two steps: complete obedience and with faith to accept Christ. By this condition — obedience and faith — living in Christ is the secret of sanctification. As Paul said, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him” (col 2:6)
Through the Holy Spirit, God made “sanctification” complete. The work of Holy Spirit is to show us the Lord Jesus can make us Holy. As the same time, through the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ supply our every spiritual need. So in time, Holy Spirit baptism and the experience of sanctification gained when we unite with Christ are occurred simultaneously. Holy Spirit does not work without Jesus, but to show us everything about Jesus.
Sanctification experience is a clear turning point in every one’s life history. This experience can not be learned gradually but is gained when united with Jesus Christ. “It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption”. (1 Cor 1:30).
Although today we have great scientific progress, no doubt believers still need to learn a simple doctrine of the scripture: Jesus heals the body.
On this point, our believe is not like some use science as camouflage or people use medical treatment in the name of faith. We believe in simple faith to accept Christ’s healing. This is not exclusive to experts in miracle or spiritual businessmen. When you see someone put God’s grace as a profit opportunity, you better stay away and think about Simon’s event in Acts Chapter 8.
What we believe is simply: Lord Jesus has prepared strength and healing for the bodies of obedience of faithful sons and daughters. This blessing is same abundant as other spiritual blessings in the gospel. “He … bore our diseases.” (Mathew 8:17). Today, by faith, we still can draw health and strength from Christ resurrection until our work completed on earth.
We do not need any middleman because Jesus Christ is our High Priest. He sympathizes our weaknesses always. “touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed” (Mark 6:56).
Get this blessing must have three conditions: 1, completely surrender to Christ, willing to spend the life and health obtained from Him to glorify and serve Him. 2, firmly belief in His promise 3, abide in Him, have faith in Him always, draw the strength the body needed.
About the doctrine of coming King, it also had lots of misunderstanding and fantasy. Many people were stop by Satan’s arrangement of false reasoning and gave up the exploration of prophecy and hope for the coming of the Lord.
We cannot really say when the Lord Jesus will come because that is something only the Father knows. We can only point out the approximate time the Bible prophecy will be fulfilled. We must always wait for the Second coming of the Lord with a humble heart.
The most important thing is we believe that the Lord Jesus will come to earth physically. His coming is not mentally come back or meet the Lord after we die or deeper spiritual experience or spread the gospel around the world but it refers to His physically coming back to the earth. His coming and His ascension are both truth. He is not coming back after the millennium but coming back to establish glory, righteousness and kingdom of peace.
The most important thing is we should keep watch and wait for the coming King and have desire for His appearing and live under His ruling.
This blessed hope is a powerful spiritual force that can help us to live holy and watchful life; try every effort to spread the gospel to the whole world loyally. It is because “this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matt 24:14).
The above four folds are the excerpt from writing of Dr. AB Simpson to illustrate the faith and objective of Christian and Missionary Alliance. Today, church is in need of a complete gospel to save us from false beliefs and spiritual failure. It inspires we faith, hope and love. Let us accept them ourselves , then pass on to our surrounding people and show the world these are the full gospel that individual and the whole world needs.