Statement of Faith
We affirm our belief in:
(i) the verbal plenary, inspiration, infallibility and inerrancy of the whole Bible as originally written in all of its parts and elements alike. The Bible is the supreme final authority in all matters of doctrine and conduct.
(ii) the one only living and true God, infinite and perfect, eternally existent as three Persons of one substance, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(iii) the eternal pre-existence, the incarnation, the virgin birth, the sinless life, the miracles, the substitutionary death, the personal bodily resurrection and ascension to Heaven, and the personal bodily return to earth of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the coming new heavens and new earth in which righteousness dwells.
(iv) the original creation of all things by God for His own pleasure in six literal days.
(v) God’s making of man in His own image by an act of immediate creation; the fall of man necessitated the need for man’s redemption by the grace of God and the blood of Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
….. and our belief
(vi) that all those redeemed by faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ together form with Him a new creation which is His body and bride, the Church, expressed on earth through gatherings of true believers into local churches; that true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ bear testimony to Him by practising good works consistent with the Bible and in the power of His indwelling Spirit, and that this involves the universal proclamation of the Gospel and the effective discipling of believers and children of believers through Christ-honouring education and training.