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Basis of Faith

The doctrines professed, believed and taught are declared to be as follows:

consisting of the 39 books of the Old Testament, and the 27 books of the New Testament, to be the inspired Word of God as originally given, and therefore infallibly true and Divinely authoritative, and that it is His able and sufficient revelation in all matters of doctrine and practice.

We therefore believe the Bible in its entirety to be the Word of God – not merely here and there to convey or to contain the Word.

And we believe in the necessity of the Holy Spirit’s influence, guiding and teaching for the spiritual understanding of the Bible.

the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – three persons of one Co-substance, Power and Eternity in the Unity of the Godhead.

(a) That He became incarnate – begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, that He was absolutely free from sin both in nature and in life, and that all His teaching and utterances are true.
(b) That when the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified He offered Himself as a propitiatory and substitutionary Sacrifice for Sin.
(c) That the Body of our Lord was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures and that in that glorious Body He ascended into Heaven where He now sits on the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate.
(d) That we are to look for the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 1:11.

the Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, Who by means of the Word of God is the Author of the New Birth, the Comforter and Sanctifier and Who dwells in the believer.

That they fell into sin and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also the spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings in consequence of the fall are born with a sinful nature.

and that everyone that repents and believes in Him is justified on the ground of His atoning shed Blood, and that this salvation is all of God’s love and sovereign grace.

in order that men and women may become children of God; and that the evidence of the new life should be manifested by a daily walk in the Spirit.

when the Lord Jesus Christ returns in glory.  He will raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness.  The lost will be separated from God eternally.  The redeemed will be welcomed into a life of eternal joy in fellowship with God.

All trustees, members of the Executive Committee and members of staff, including volunteers, are required to agree to this statement of faith.

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