There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God is unchangeable in His holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator, Saviour and Judge who sustains
and governs all things according to His sovereign will for His own glory.
God has revealed Himself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments alone. Every word was inspired by God
through human authors, so that The Bible as originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully
reliable in fact and doctrine. The Bible alone speaks with final authority and is always sufficient for all matters of
belief and practice.
All men and women, being created in the image of God, have inherent and equal diginity 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 to
The Lord Jesus Christ 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 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 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
The universal Church 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 at Christ is expressed within and between churches by mutual love. True fellowship
between churches exists only where they are faithful to the gospel.
Baptism and Lord's Supper have been given to the churches 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 Christ's
sacrifice offered once for all and involves no change in the bread and wine. All its blessings are received by faith.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory. 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 for ever.