What do we believe about the God, the Bible, and the human predicament and salvation?
- The divine inspiration, infallibility and inerrancy of the Bible, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The Bible comprises the 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament.
- The eternal, everlasting, self-existing nature of the Godhead, Who is Maker of the universe, which is separate from, but being finite is completely dependent on Him; Who is both transcendent of and immanent within His creation; Who is the great I AM and Immanuel of the Christian scriptures; Who is Creator and Saviour, Judge and Lover of humankind.
- The unity of the individual Persons of the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead; and the full divinity and full humanity of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
- The universal sinfulness of human nature and the universal guilt of humankind since the Fall, rendering all subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
- Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death on the Cross (as our Representative, Substitute, Victor etc.) of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
- The bodily (cf. 1 Corinthians 15:44) Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead understood as an actual event, subjectively experienced by Jesus Christ and presenting objective evidences open to observation and evaluation; as an event integral to God’s saving and cosmic action in Jesus, revealing and completing the victory of the Cross.
- The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in bringing about God’s purposes in Jesus Christ, which are: to bring salvation to people and to establish, sustain and perfect God’s Kingdom.
- The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer. The expectation of the personal future coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the completion of His Kingdom.