Our statement of faith is a summary of what we believe, the beliefs we consider to be essential for biblical Christianity. All our members joyfully affirm their commitment to these beliefs.
Statement of Faith
The Basis of Faith of the Church is that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are inspired by God and are the supreme authority and rule in matters of faith and life which teach:
- The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
- The incarnation of God’s eternal son, the Lord Jesus Christ, truly divine and truly human yet without sin and born of the Virgin Mary.
- The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross, dying in our place, paying the price for our sin and defeating evil so reconciling us to God.
- 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 personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God who will raise all people to judgment, bring eternal life to the redeemed, eternal damnation to the lost and establish a new heaven and a new earth.
- The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
- The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.
- 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.
- The priesthood of all believers, who require no human intermediary with God, who form the Church, the Body of Christ, both local and universal, given life by the Spirit and committed by Christ’s command to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, baptise them and teach them to obey God’s word.
- The baptism by immersion for those who profess faith in Christ and accept Him as their Lord.
- The ordinance of communion held regularly and often in order to remember the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and His promise to come back again.
- The necessity of all Christians to contribute to the life and work of the Church and to commit themselves to the practice of Prayer and Bible study which is essential for Christian growth.