We believe that God created us to have friendship with Him, but as human beings we messed up and sin entered the world. When you say the word sin, people start trying to explain or excuse behaviour, but it so much more than the wrong stuff we say, do or think. It is basically choosing to live life without God. The result of this sin is separation from God here on earth and for eternity.
But God loves you so much that He would rather die than be without that friendship.
That’s where Jesus comes in. Jesus is right at the centre of the Christian faith. Jesus, the Son of God, who left the glories of heaven to come to planet earth and be born in human form, because He loves you and me and wanted to make a way of knowing God and being forgiven.
Jesus summed up why He came – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 – The NIV Bible)
Or as the Message Version of the Bible puts it, “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.”
Jesus came to pay the price for the sin in our lives. He died an awful death on a Roman Cross, in order to take the blame for our wrong, even though He had done nothing wrong Himself. He offers us a fresh start, forgiveness, purpose in life and the promise of eternity in heaven with Him.
We believe it’s possible to know God, to follow Him and to discover our purpose on this earth as we live out our faith in community.
We believe it’s important to have an understanding of what you believe and why you believe what you believe.
Please find below a list of articles of faith.
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.
We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive His church.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all people since the Fall, rendering humans subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in Gods sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the Fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.
We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these compromise the universal church, the body of Christ.
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold Gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.
We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s Supper until His return.
We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.
THE COMING KING
We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.
THE FUTURE STATE
We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.
If you would like to talk to a member of the leadership team regarding any of these articles of faith then please contact us. These articles fall in line with the Evangelical Alliance doctrinal statement and EFGA doctrinal beliefs.