What We Believe


Here is a statement of our more important beliefs:

The Bible is God's Word, inspired by the Holy Spirit, without error in the original writings,
accurately preserved for us in our English translations, and absolutely binding upon us in all
matters of faith and conduct.
(Matthew 24:35, John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

There is one God who exists eternally in the three equal Persons in the Trinity – Father, Son
and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19, John 10:30, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Our Lord Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, eternally the Son of God, conceived by the
Holy Spirit, virgin born, and absolutely without sin.
(Matthew 1:18-25, John 1:1-2, 16:28, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 4:15)

All other human beings are sinners because we partake of the consequences of the Fall
when Satan, an utterly evil personality, successfully tempted our first parents Adam and Eve
and because we actually do evil things. Therefore, unless the sinner comes to saving faith in
our Lord Jesus Christ, he is bound for everlasting torment with Satan in Hell.
(Matthew 25:46, Romans 3:23, 5:12, 6:23, 2 Corinthians 4:4, 11:13-14, 1 Timothy 2:13,14,
Revelation 20:10-15)

By virtue of Christ's death on the cross for the sin of the whole world and His resurrection
from the dead, God forgives, reconciles to Himself and gives everlasting life to everyone who
repents of sin and exercises personal faith in Christ as Saviour and Lord.
(John 3:16, Acts 20:21, Romans 5:8-10, 1 Corinthians 15:1- 4, 2 Corinthians 5:21,
Ephesians 2:8-9, 1 Peter 2:24, 1 John 2:1-2)

Christ lives in every Christian's life by the Holy Spirit from the moment they are born again
into God's family, giving them 'all power' to draw upon for daily life and godliness, and for
effective Christian service, so that they need seek no experience in addition to this.
(Matthew 28:18, John 1:13-14, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 12:13, Ephesians 1:3, 3:17-19,
Colossians 2:6,9,10)

Our Lord Jesus Christ will return for all Christians alive or dead, changing them into His
likeness and preparing them to share eternity with Him; later He will return with all Christians
to set up His one thousand year Kingdom prior to the establishment of the New Heavens
and New Earth.
(1 Corinthians 15:51-53, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17, Philippians 3:20-21, 1 John 3:2,
Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-5, 21:1-4)

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