Statement of Faith

We Believe

  • The Scriptures of Old and New Testaments in their entirety as originally given, as being fully inspired of God and without error. They are accordingly the sole authority for our faith and spiritual life and conduct.
  • In one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ was pre-existent, is equal with God the Father, was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
  • That God created man in His image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual and that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who have reached moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
  • In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
  • In the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • In the personality of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work and abiding presence in the true believer.
  • That all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
  • That all Christians are called to a life of holiness, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service for Him.
  • In the resurrection both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
  • That the one true Church is the whole company of those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour, have been redeemed by him and regenerated by the Holy Spirit and that the local church on earth should take its character from this conception of the Church spiritual and therefore that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are essential of church membership.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper – to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith; that Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and the cup as symbolical of the Saviour’s broken body and shed blood in remembrance of His sacrificial death till His return.
  • Our oneness in Jesus Christ and the priesthood of all believers by which we understand that each believer has direct access to God through Christ our great High Priest and share with Him in His work of reconciliation. This involves intercession for others, worship, faithful service and bearing witness to the Lord Jesus Christ even to the end of the earth.