We Believe in the Bible
The Bible is Gods word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons, the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the trinity serves different functions they each possess equal power and authority.
God is great. He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust and above all Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate and faithful to His people and His promises.
Jesus Christ is completely human but at the same time completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying Gods demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin. Gods righteousness and the coming judgement. He is our comforter. We believe in the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit empowers us, to not only live a Christ honouring life, but to also walk in our gifts and calling as we go on mission.
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
The Blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Jesus told his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. The baptism is a public declaration of faith and discipleship and symbolizes our death to sin and that we are raised to a new life in Christ. It’s the outward testimony of the inward change in a believer’s life and an act of obedience to Jesus.
Infant baptism is a religious tradition that is not mentioned in the Bible. We believe in baptism being an act of obedience as a result of accepting Jesus as your Lord and Saviour.
Once you receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour, speak to your Community Group Leader about getting baptised. For a more in depth description of baptism, read here.