What We Believe
The Essential Truth of our Christian faith is that Jesus is God! We believe the bible is a trustworthy account of God’s revelation of Himself to humanity, for all time. In particular the four gospel accounts together communicate the historical events that are foundational to true Christian belief.
God Among Us! God the Son came to live amongst us as a man, born of a Jewish mother. He lived a perfect life, explaining and revealing the character of God. Countless acts of compassion, mercy and miraculous intervention demonstrated God’s power and his love towards mankind. He was sentenced to death even though he was innocent of any wrong-doing. His sacrificial death on our behalf opened the way to eternal life for all who come to God on this basis. He was miraculously raised to life again to eternally overcome all obstacles between man and God. Man is separated from God due to the pollution of sin, and we can only be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ.
A Message to Share: God has promised to be with His people continually. Christians have been entrusted with this message to declare and live out for all the world to hear and respond to, until Jesus returns. He will then usher in the end of our broken human history, to make way for perfection and eternity with Him.
We hold fully to the historical summaries of Christian faith. These are the Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed.
We are affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance and share their statement of faith.
For more theologically minded Christians, these key-words help define our beliefs:
Trinitarian – we believe in One God revealed to us in the persons of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Evangelical – trusting the bible to be the reliable and infallible revelation of God’s word to all people for all time. It is our final authority in all matters of faith and doctrine.
Reformed – this means trusting God to be Sovereign in everything. In particular He is the source of our salvation, taking the initiative and guaranteeing the outcome. So, we cannot earn His favour, love or forgiveness. We must rely instead on God’s mercy and grace, freely given to us in Jesus Christ.
Charismatic – expecting the church to be built and encouraged with all the gifts of the Holy Spirit and leadership ministries of Jesus Christ.