Basis Of Faith


The Church accepts the revelation of the Triune God given in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and confesses the historic faith the Gospel therein set forth.

The following doctrines are regarded as crucial to the understanding of the faith and should issue in mutual love, practical Christian service and evangelistic concern:-

  • The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.

  • The Divine inspiration of Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man making him subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

  • 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.

  • The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and raised from the dead.

  • The illuminating, regenerating indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit.

  • The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which, Christ is at the Head and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world.

  • The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.

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