Statement of faith
We subscribe to the following basis of faith –
We desire to co-operate with all who similarly believe that salvation is not by
human merit or achievement, but by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ; such faith involving not only mental assent but personal trust in the Saviour. (Ephesians 2:2-9, Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9.)
We accept revelation of the triune
God given in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and confess the historic faith of the gospel therein set forth.
We here assert doctrines, which we regard as fundamental to the understanding
of the faith and a necessary basis for cooperation in evangelism:
a) The sovereignty and the grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the
Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and the final judgement.
b) The divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its consequent entire
trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
c) The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject
to God’s wrath and condemnation.
d) The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole
and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin,
and from its eternal consequences.
e) The justification of the sinner solely by the Grace of God through
faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.
f) The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God
the Holy Spirit.
g) The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the
body of which Christ is the Head, and which is committed by His Command to
the proclamation of the gospel throughout the world.
h) The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus
Christ, in power and glory.
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