What We Believe

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. - Hebrews 11:1 ESV

What is a "Christian"?

Deep within there is a stirring, right at the core of our being. Every one of us has dreams and aspirations – not just for life and love, but for a truly beautiful world, a soul satisfying purpose, and meaningful connection with something more, something greater, something beyond us and our world. These longings are hard wired into every human being. At the same time we see our world is in deep trouble. Wars, corruption and social breakdown are daily news. People hurt one another, relationships struggle and families fail. We cannot even keep the standards we set for ourselves, let alone any standards God has given.One thing is clear: despite our longing for true life, our world is broken and we are broken, at the deepest and most profound level.

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5 Conviction of the Reformation

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Scripture Alone

The Bible alone is our highest authority

2

Faith Alone

We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ

3

Grace Alone

We are saved by the grace of God alone

4

Christ Alone

Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Saviour and King

5

To the Glory of God Alone

We live for the Glory of God alone

God's Word

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God

Inspired by God through the Holy Spirt, the bible is:

Infallable (completely trustworthy)

Inerrant (withour error)

Sufficient (revealing all that we need to believe in order to be saved and to have a relationship with God)

Authoritive (it must shape how we think and live)

Confessions and Creeds

The Bible is long and complex, Confessions and Creeds help to summaries the key teachings

It is importaint to note that as human documents, they posess only secondary authority. Our Creeds and Confessions are always subject to what the bible says.

Apostle's Creed

Nicene Creed

Athanasian Creed

Heildelberg Catechism

Belgic Confession

Canons of Dort

Westminster Confession