Basis of Faith
- Belief in the whole Bible, consisting of the thirty nine Books of the Old Testament and the twenty seven Books of the New Testament, to be the inspired Word of God and, therefore, infallibly true and Divinely authoritative and that it is His sole and sufficient revelation in all matters of doctrine and practice.
- Belief in the Bible, as in the original manuscripts, in its entirety to be the Word of God, not merely that it here and there conveys or contains the Word.
- Belief in the necessity of the Holy Spirit’s influence, guidance and teaching, to a spiritual understanding of the Bible.
- Belief in the Holy Trinity – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – three Persons of one Substance, Power and Eternity in the Unity of the Godhead.
- Belief in the Redemption by the Son.
- That He became incarnate – begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, that He was thus very God and very Man – that He was absolutely free from sin both in nature and in life, and that all His teaching and utterances are true.
- That the death of our Lord Jesus Christ was ‘a full, perfect and sufficient sacrifice, oblation and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world’ ; that His sacrifice once for all, offered and accepted, can never again be repeated or re-presented ; and that there is ‘ none other satisfaction for sin, but that alone’.
- That the Lord Jesus Christ is the only Priest and Mediator between God and man, and that the direct access of the soul to God is through His precious blood without the intervention of any sacrificial priesthood.
- That the body of our Lord which was crucified, was raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, and that in that glorious Body He ascended into Heaven and sits on the right hand of God as our High Priest and Advocate.
- That we are to look for the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:11).
- Belief in the Holy Spirit, 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.