What we believe
We believe in:
The one true God who lives eternally in three persons- The Father, The Son and 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.
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, united 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 Church 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 one and for all and involved no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are revealed 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 heaven and a new earth.