Our Faith

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given, are the inspired Word and Words of God, and are thus the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct both for the Christian and the Church (2 Tim 3:16; 1 Thess 2:13; 2 Pet 1:19-21; 3:15-16; Rom 15:4; Isa 8:20; Matt 22:29).

And we believe that the Scriptures teach:

  1. The unity of the Godhead and the divine co-equality of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; the sovereignty of God in creation, providence, redemption and final judgement (Exo 3:14; Matt 28:19; John 1:1, 14, 18; 10:30; 14:8-11; 15:26; 1 Cor 8:6; 12:4-6; 2 Cor 13:14; Gal 4:4-6; Gen 1:1, 27, 31; John 1:2-3; Rom 1:20; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2-3; Eph 1:11; Prov 16:33; Acts 2:23; Rom 9:14-23).
  2. The deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His real and perfect manhood; the authority and infallibility of all His teaching; His atonement for sinners by His substitutionary sufferings and death; His bodily resurrection; His ascension into heaven; His present priestly intercession for His people and His personal return in glory (Matt 28:17; John 1:1; Rom 9:5; Phil 2:6; Heb 1:8-11; Luke 1:26-38; John 4:6; Matt 25:32-46; John 5:22, 27; Matt 7:24-29; 1 Cor 15:3; 1 Pet 2:24; Rom 5:9-11; Luke 24:36-43; Acts 1:9; Heb 4:14-16; 1 Thess 4:16; 2 Thess 1:7).
  3. The personality and deity of the Holy Spirit; the necessity of His regenerating work to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting him repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; His sanctifying work as He indwells all who believe; His work in guiding the local church in its government, ministry and worship according to the Word of God (Eph 4:30; 1 Cor 2:10-13; 12:4-11; John 14:26; 16:13-15; Acts 5:3-4; John 3:5-8; 2 Thess 2:13; Rom 8:9; 1 Cor 12:4-11).
  4. The total depravity of human nature in consequence of the fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation and in need of regeneration; the justification of the sinner by grace through faith alone in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (Gen 6:5; John 3:3; 1 Cor 2:14; Rom 8:5-8; Eph 2:1-10; Rom 3:21-28; 5:1, 9-11).
  5. The resurrection of the body; the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, with the eternal blessedness of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked (Job 19:26; 1 Cor 15:35-53; Matt 25:31-46; 13:40-43; Luke 16:23-26; Mark 9:42-48).
  6. The universal Church, of which Christ is the Head (which includes all true Christians in all churches) and the local church (Matt 16:18; Eph 5:25-27; 1 Cor 1:2; Gal 1:2; 1 Thess 1:1).
  7. The continuing obligation to observe the two sacraments instituted by Christ, which are Baptism and the Breaking of Bread (Matt 28:19-20; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Rom 6:3-6; Col 2:12; Acts 2:38-41; Luke 22:17-20; Heb 9:25-28; 10:10-12).