What We Believe

IN SHORT

 

While we care deeply about people, we’re not a social club. 

We meet together because we genuinely believe that the Bible is the most important book that you will ever read, and that Jesus Christ is the most important person you will ever encounter.

 

God – There is one God, who exists in three distinct but equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

The Bible – The Bible is God’s word and is completely reliable. It was composed by different human authors, called prophets and apostles, over many centuries. These men were given the message by the Spirit of God Himself. That is why, as originally given, it contains no errors. The copies and the translations of the Bible that we use and study today are the Word of God in the fullest sense.

 

It comes as no surprise to discover that all the parts of the Bible fit together perfectly to tell a single unified story. It reveals how God made a perfect world. It explains how humanity disobeyed the Creator and became liable to death. The rest of the Bible gradually unfolds, over a 2,000 year period, God’s plan to heal this broken relationship and save sinners from judgment. It points human beings, made in His Image, to His Saviour Jesus Christ – He died on the Cross, rose from the Dead, went back into Heaven and will soon return as Judge.
 

Men & Women – None of us have to be taught to do what’s wrong. We are born into this world as rebels against God. By even the best things we say, think and do we add to our guilt each day. We fail to live up to our own standards, never mind God’s. None of us could ever be good enough to make it to heaven.

 

Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ was and is fully God and fully man. He lived the perfect life we all fail to live, and died on the cross to take the punishment we deserve.

 

Getting to Heaven – The only way to get to Heaven is through repentance and faith (turning from sin to Jesus). This in itself is God’s gift.

 

Living as a Christian – As Christians it is our duty and privilege to live lives that please our Heavenly Father. Although we’re still far from perfect, the Holy Spirit is at work in us to make us more like Jesus.

FULLER VERSION

Living as a Christian – As Christians it is our duty and privilege to live lives that please our Heavenly Father. Although we’re still far from perfect, the Holy Spirit is at work in us to make us more like Jesus. We encourage you to check out the following for more information:

 

Westminster Confession of Faith
Along with many Christians around the world, we believe that this is the best summary of the Bible’s teaching.

 

Shorter Catechism (audio) & Larger Catechism

The same teaching as above in Q&A format

 

Why creeds & confessions?