Statement of Faith

The Bible

The Bible, consisting of both Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God. Through it God speaks to us, and every word is reliable and trustworthy. It is our supreme authority for what we believe and practise.

God

There is only one God, eternally existing as three co-equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and judgement

The Lord Jesus Christ

The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s eternal Son, became human. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life as our pattern and example. He came to be the Saviour of the world, and to destroy the works of the devil. Through his substitutionary death there is freedom from the guilt and penalty of sin.

On the third day after his crucifixion he was raised bodily from death, and in his risen glorified body he ascended into heaven to the right hand of God the Father. There he continues as mediator and intercessor. He will return one day to earth to be the judge and ruler of all, receiving the redeemed into eternal glory, and establishing God’s just condemnation upon the impenitent.

Salvation

Salvation cannot be earned or deserved. It is God’s free gift, given when a person repents and believes in Jesus Christ alone as Saviour and Lord. The benefits of this gracious salvation include the complete forgiveness of sins, adoption into God’s family, the gift of the Holy Spirit and eternal life.

The Future

The Lord Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to gather those who have believed in him, both those who have died and those who are still alive.

He will bring to completion our salvation and establish his kingdom of justice and truth.

 

 

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