Basis of our faith

We believe in:

  • The one true God
    who lives eternally in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God
    in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures
    which are the written Word of God-fully trustworthy for faith and conduct
  • The dignity of all people
    made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement
  • The incarnation of God's eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ
    born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross
    dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ
    the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God
    through faith in Christ
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit
    who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal
    the priesthood of all believers - given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God
    who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth

Taken from the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith