Statement of Faith

 

  •  We believe in one God, revealed to us through the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 1, 3
  • We believe that the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God. 2
  • We believe in Jesus’
    • Virgin birth 4
    • Sinless life 5
    • Death 7
    • Bodily resurrection 8
    • Return to heaven 9
    • Second coming and millennial reign. 10
  • We believe that
    • All have sinned and
    • Face judgement but we can be saved through the sacrificial blood of Jesus on the cross. 11
  • We believe in water baptism by immersion.
  • We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit evidenced by
    • The conviction of sin
    • Baptism in the Holy Spirit normally evidenced by speaking in tongues
    • The infilling of our lives bringing the resultant fruit of the Spirit 13
    • Equipping us to serve
    • Miracles, signs and wonders in the name of Jesus 6
  • We believe that marriage is the legal, moral and spiritual union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life. We believe God intended marriage to be a partnership of mutual love, respect and honour, and that it is the biblical context for God’s gift of sexual intimacy. We believe that marriage between one man and one woman is the ideal and God-intended context in which to conceive and raise children. 14 
  • We believe in sharing our faith with all people.
  • We believe in building the Kingdom of God by working with other Christian believers, as we are only part of the one Body of Christ. 12

 

Footnotes

1. Gen 1:1, Matt 28:19, John 10:30
2. 2 Tim 3:15, 2 Pet 1:21
3. John 10:33
4. Isaiah 7:14, Matt 1:23, Luke 1:25
5. Heb 4:15
6. John 2:11
7. 1 Cor 15:3, Eph 1:7, Heb 2:9
8. John 11:25, 1 Cor 15:4
9. Mark 16:19
10. Acts 1:11, Rev 19:11
11. John 3:16-19, John 5:24, Rom 3:23, Rom 5:8-9, Eph 2:8-10, Titus 3:5
12. Rom 8:9, 1 Cor 12:12
13. Rom 8:13-14, 1 Cor 3:16, 1 Cor 6:19-20, Eph 4:30, Eph 5:18
14.   Gen 2:24