What We Believe
There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchangeable in His holiness, justice, wisdom and love.
He is the almighty Creator, Saviour and Judge who sustains and governs all things
according to His sovereign will for His own glory.
God has revealed hHimself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments
alone. Every word was breathed out by God through human authors, so that the Bible as
originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully reliable in fact
and doctrine. The Bible alone speaks with final authority and is always sufficient for all
matters of belief and practice.
The Human Race
All men and women, being created in the image of God, have inherent and equal dignity
and worth. Their greatest purpose is to obey, worship and love God. As a result of the fall
of our first parents, every aspect of human nature has been corrupted and all men and
women are without spiritual life, guilty sinners and hostile to God. Every person is
therefore under the just condemnation of God and needs to be born again, forgiven and
reconciled to God in order to know and please Him.
The Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with
authority and all His words are true. On the cross He died in the place of sinners, bearing
God’s punishment for their sin, redeeming them by His blood. He rose from the dead and
in his resurrection body ascended into heaven where He is exalted as Lord of all. He
intercedes for His people in the presence of the Father.
Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. It has been
accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ and is offered to all in the gospel. God in His love
forgives sinners whom He calls, granting them repentance and faith. All who believe in
Christ are justified by faith alone, adopted into the family of God and receive eternal life.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven to glorify Christ and to apply his work of
salvation. He convicts sinners, imparts spiritual life and gives a true understanding of the
Scriptures. He indwells all believers, brings assurance of salvation and produces
increasing likeness to Christ. He builds up the Church and empowers its members for
worship, service and mission.
The universal Church is the body of which Christ is the head and to which all who are
saved belong. It is made visible in local churches, which are congregations of believers
who are committed to each other for the worship of God, the preaching of the Word, the
administering of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; for pastoral care and discipline, and for
evangelism. The unity of the body of Christ is expressed within and between churches by
mutual love, care and encouragement. True fellowship between churches exists only
where they are faithful to the gospel.
Believers’ Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
Baptism of Christian Believers and the Lord’s Supper have been given to the churches 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 once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All
its blessings are received by faith.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory. He will raise the dead and judge the world in
righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment and the righteous will be
welcomed into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God. God will make all things new
and will be glorified forever.