What we believe

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Statement of faith

  • We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that the Bible is divinely inspired and therefore is infallible and entirely trustworthy, and is the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  • We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ who is revealed in human form, and we believe in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, His miracles, and His atoning death.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, in His personal return, to consummate God’s Kingdom, and in God’s judgment of the world.
  • We believe that all have sinned and are therefore under God’s condemnation and we are separated from Him.
  • We believe that redemption from the penalty and the power of sin is possible only through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective for individual sinners, granting them repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and enabling believers to live holy lives and to witness and work for Christ.
  • We believe in the resurrection of all people, leading to eternal blessing for the believers and eternal punishment for unbelievers.
  • We believe that every believer is baptised into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit, and is responsible for keeping unity of the Spirit by loving one another with a pure heart.

The Christian hope summarised

Creation — A good Creator God exists who created this amazing world in all its beauty, diversity and complexity, with humans as the pinnacle of creation – and every single one is loved.

Fall — We humans have chosen our own way rather than Gods (sin), and we’ve messed up relationships, and so many things in this world as a result.

Jesus (Redemption) — Because of his great love, God came in Christ’s to show us his ways in person – and then to die and rise to life to both take the punishment due us for our wrongs, as well as to prove who is is by showing us the promise of new life.

Restoration — We are invited to a restored relationship with God, a restored purpose on earth, and to a restored eternal hope – joining God’s great plan to gradually (and eventually) restore all things.

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