Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.

Ephesians 2:19,20

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We adhere to the Westminster Confession of Faith, which is the subordinate  standard of faith of our denomination and, a summary of the truths of Scripture.
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In particular, what we believe about:
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Jesus Christ
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Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me” – John 14:6.

It is only possible to know God through His Son, Jesus Christ. We live in a sinful world, and consequently are sinful people. We can only know forgiveness for sin and reconciliation with God through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. (cf. Westminster Confession, Ch. 8.)

The Church
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We believe in our denomination as a part of the Church of which Christ is the head and all believers in Christ are a part. We believe in cooperation with ALL who accept Jesus as Christ and Lord. (cf. Westminster Confession, Ch. 25.)

 

Scripture
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We accept the Bible as the only infallible rule of faith and practice. We believe that the Holy Scriptures comprise the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, and that the best rule of interpretation of Scripture is the comparison of Scripture. This means we do not depend upon a particular verse as literal proof of all beliefs and practices, but we do seek the whole spirit of the Bible as our guide. (cf. Westminster Confession, Ch. 1.)


Salvation
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We believe that every person needs regeneration and must make a personal commitment of their lives to Christ in order to be saved. (cf. Westminster Confession, Ch. 14, 15.)

 

Sacraments
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We believe that there are just two sacraments of the Church.

The first is Baptism by water – a symbol of baptism by the Holy Spirit and a seal of Covenant Grace. We believe that infant children of Christians should be given the seal of the Covenant just as Hebrew children were in the Old Testament days. Infant baptism (via sprinkling of water) is now that seal and represents an act of faith on the part of the parents and Church as the child is dedicated to the Lord. Those who have been baptised in infancy must make a personal acceptance of Christ.

The second Sacrement is the Lord’s Supper. The symbols to be used are bread and wine. Since it is the Lord’s Supper and not an ordinance of a particular church, all who acknowledge Jesus as Christ and who have faith to understand the significance of this sacrament are invited to partake of it with us, regardless of their denominational affiliation.

(cf. Westminster Confession, Ch. 27, 28, 29.)

 

The Trinity
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We believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit as well as in God the Father; the three persons making up the trinity. (cf. Westminster Confession, Ch. 2.)

 

Things to Come
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We believe that the bodies of men after death must return to dust, but their spirits return to God who gave them. The spirits of the righteous are received into Heaven, and the spirits of the unrepentant are cast into hell. The scriptures speak of no other place for departed spirits. We believe that God has appointed a time for the resurrection of the just and the unjust when he will judge the world in righteousness by Christ. (cf. Westminster Confession, Ch. 32, 33.)

 

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