What We Believe

Bible

We believe in the Bible: God’s Holy Word. We believe God inspired the original writings of the Scripture, and therefore the Bible is completely trustworthy in all its parts (2 Timothy 3:14–16; 2 Peter 1:20–21).

We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice (Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12).

 

Salvation

We believe that people created by God willfully sin against God and are consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ (Romans 3:23; Acts 4:12).

We believe that salvation (the forgiveness of sins) cannot be earned, but is given to us only through the blood of Jesus Christ and by God’s grace (Ephesians 2:8–10).

We believe we must respond to God by:

Admitting our need for God’s grace (Romans 3:23; Titus 3:3–7).

Turning away from sin (repenting) (Acts 3:19).

Trusting Jesus as Saviour and Lord (Romans 10:11–13).

And being baptized (immersed) into Christ (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1–4).

 

Church

We believe in the church of Jesus Christ, consisting of all Christians everywhere (Matthew 16:13–18; Acts 2:14–47).

We believe in the church’s mission: making disciples of all nations, baptizing them and teaching them to obey all of Jesus’ commands (Matthew 28:18–20).

 

God

We believe in one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (John 1:1–5; John 14:9–11; 16–20).

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible (Acts 17:24–28).

 

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, our one and only Savior (John 1:14; John 3:16).

Who was born both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,

and lived a sinless life (Luke 1:26–38; Colossians 2:9; 1 John 1:1).

Who suffered and was crucified (Luke 23:1–46).

Who died and was buried, and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day (Luke 23:44–24:8).

Who ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father (Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1–9).

And who will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead (Matthew 24:36–42; John 14:1–3; 1 Peter 4:5).

 

Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is a personal and active part of the triune God (John 16: 5–15; Romans 8:26–27).

And who indwells every Christian (1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Timothy 1:14).