What we believe

WHAT WE BELIEVE

God

We believe that God is unified as Father, Son and Spirit and that Jesus Christ - The Son of God is the Word; both divine and human. John 10:30, John 1:14, Col 2:9, Phil 2:5-8


We believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God and that through Him all things were created. John 1:10, Romans 11:36,, 1 Cor 8:6, Heb 1:2. Col 1:16

Scripture

…in the divine inspiration and infallibility of the entire Bible as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.


All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 

The Human Race

All men and women, being created in the image of God, have inherent and equal dignity and worth. Their greatest purpose is to obey, worship and love God. As a result of the fall of our first parents, every aspect of human nature has been corrupted and all men and women are without spiritual life, guilty sinners and hostile to God. Every person is therefore under the just condemnation of God and needs to be born again, forgiven and reconciled to God in order to know and please him.

Sin

We believe that Jesus Christ was crucified; shedding His blood for the forgiveness of our sin; that believers are redeemed and are restored to a renewed relationship with God.


We believe that Jesus Christ died and was resurrected on the third day and ascended to heaven to be seated at the right hand of the Father. Matthew 26:28, 1 Cor 15: 3-4

Jesus - Yeshua 

The Lord Jesus - Yeshua - the Messiah is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with authority and all His words are true. On the cross He died in the place of sinners, bearing God’s punishment for their sin, redeeming them by His blood. He rose from the dead and in His resurrection body ascended into heaven where He is exalted as Lord of all. He intercedes for His people in the presence of the Father.

Salvation

Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. It has been accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ and is offered to all in the gospel. God in his love forgives sinners whom He calls, granting them repentance and faith. All who believe in Christ are justified by faith alone, adopted into the family of God and receive eternal life.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven to glorify Christ and to apply His work of salvation. He convicts sinners, imparts spiritual life and gives a true understanding of the Scriptures. He indwells all believers, brings assurance of salvation and produces increasing likeness to Christ. He builds up the Church and empowers its members for worship, service and mission.

Believers 

The universal Church - the ecclesia - is the body of which Christ is the head and to which all who are saved belong. It is made visible in local churches, which are congregations of believers who are committed to each other for the worship of God, the preaching of the Word, the administering of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; for pastoral care and discipline, and for evangelism. The unity of the body of Christ is expressed within and between churches by mutual love, care and encouragement. True fellowship between churches exists only where they are faithful to the gospel.


Believers should seek to gather with others of the faith in the community of the Church. Heb 10:25


That Discipleship is the way of every believer and that each disciple of Christ should seek to make disciples and spread the Good news of the Gospel to the world. Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:18-20


That the community of the Church is universal and that affiliation to any denomination is unnecessary. 

1 Cor 12:27-31


The Church - the ecclesia - the body of Messiah is grafted into the commonwealth of Israel, and as such, benefits from the covenant promises given to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Romans 11:11-31, Eph 3:6

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper have been given to the churches by Christ as visible signs of the gospel. Baptism is a symbol of union with Christ and entry into his Church but does not impart spiritual life. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of Messiah's sacrifice offered once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are received by faith.

Salvation

We believe Messiah - Jesus will return in glory for His Millenial reign. He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness. The wicked will be sent to eternal punishment and the righteous will be welcomed into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God. God will make all things new and will be glorified forever. 1 Thess 4:16, 2 Thess 2

We also ascribe to the FIEC ethos statements 

Gosepl Unity 

Women in Ministry 

 Same Sex Marriage