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What we believe

We believe in:

1. God

The one true God who lives eternally in three person - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.

2. The Bible

The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God - fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.

3. The Human Race

The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.

4. The Lord Jesus Christ

The incarnation of God's eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ - born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the World.

5. Salvation

The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.

The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

6. The Holy Spirit

The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.

7. The Church

The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers - given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.

8. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have been given to the churches by Christ as visible signs of the gospel. Baptism is a symbol of union with Christ and entry into his Church but does not impart spiritual life. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of Christ’s sacrifice offered once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are received by faith.

9. The Future

The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new and new earth.

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Three Rivers Church Bedford

88 Denmark Street

Bedford

MK40 3TJ

Email: admin@threeriversbedford.uk

Telephone: 01234 217519

Copyright © 2016 Three Rivers Church Bedford. All Rights Reserved. Three Rivers Church Bedford subscribes to the core tenets of the Christian faith as set out in the historic creeds of the Church. See Evangelical Alliance statement of faith. Three Rivers Church is the operating name of Russell Park Baptist Church (Registered Charity No. 235182).