Statement of Faith
Godís gospel originates in and expresses the
wondrous perfections of the eternal, triune God.
1. We believe in one God, Creator of all things,
holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing
in a loving unity of three equally divine
Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign
power, God has graciously purposed from eternity
to redeem a people for Himself and to make all
things new for His own glory.
Godís gospel is authoritatively revealed in
2. We believe that God has spoken in the
Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through
the words of human authors. As the verbally
inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error
in the original writings, the complete
revelation of His will for salvation, and the
ultimate authority by which every realm of human
knowledge and endeavour should be judged.
Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it
teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and
trusted in all that it promises.
Godís gospel alone addresses our deepest
3. We believe that God created Adam and Eve in
His image, but they sinned when tempted by
Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are
sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from
God, and under His wrath. Only through Godís
saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued,
reconciled and renewed.
Godís gospel is made known supremely in the
Person of Jesus Christ.|
4. We believe that Jesus Christ is God
incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person
in two natures. JesusóIsraelís promised
Messiahówas conceived through the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless
life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose
bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and
sits at the right hand of God the Father as our
High Priest and Advocate.
Godís gospel is accomplished through the work
5. We believe that Jesus Christ, as our
representative and substitute, shed His blood on
the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient
sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and
victorious resurrection constitute the only
ground for salvation.
Godís gospel is applied by the power of the
6. We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that
He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He
convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates
sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union
with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family
of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides,
equips and empowers believers for Christ-like
living and service.
Godís gospel is now embodied in the new
community called the church.|
7. We believe that the true church comprises all
who have been justified by Godís grace through
faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by
the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which
He is the Head. The true church is manifest in
local churches, whose membership should be
composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus
mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lordís
Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the
gospel. Though they are not the means of
salvation, when celebrated by the church in
genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and
nourish the believer.
Godís gospel compels us to Christ-like living
and witness to the world.
8. We believe that Godís justifying grace must
not be separated from His sanctifying power and
purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely
and others sacrificially, and to live out our
faith with care for one another, compassion
toward the poor and justice for the oppressed.
With Godís Word, the Spiritís power, and fervent
prayer in Christís name, we are to combat the
spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to
Christís commission, we are to make disciples
among all people, always bearing witness to the
gospel in word and deed.
Godís gospel will be brought to fulfillment
by the Lord Himself at the end of this age.
9. We believe in the personal, bodily and
glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ with
His holy angels when He will bring His kingdom
to fulfillment and exercise His role as Judge of
all. This coming of Christ, at a time known only
to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our
blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly
living, sacrificial service and energetic
Godís gospel requires a response that has
10. We believe that God commands everyone
everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to
Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus
Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead
bodily and judge the world, assigning the
unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious
punishment and the believer to eternal
blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new
heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His
glorious grace. Amen.