Statement of Faith

What we believe

Evangelicals are Christians who accept the revelation of the triune God given in the Scriptures and confess the historic faith of the Gospel that they declare. They here assert beliefs that they regard as crucial to the understanding of the faith, and which should issue in mutual love, practical Christian service and evangelistic concern.

We believe in:

1) God

The only true God, holy, loving and glorious, who exists eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The sovereignty and grace of God in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.

2) Scripture

The divine inspiration of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and their consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour.

3) Human dignity

The dignity and equality of all people, created in God’s image to live in love and holiness.

4) Human condition

The universal sinfulness, guilt and lostness of all people as a result of the Fall, making them subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.

5) Jesus Christ: His person and work

Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, born of the virgin Mary; his sinless life, his substitutionary atoning death on the cross, his bodily resurrection, his ascension into heaven, his victorious reign and future return.  He is the only mediator, and his sacrificial death the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences. By the grace of God alone through faith in Christ sinners are justified and receive the gift of eternal life.

6) The Holy Spirit

The convicting, regenerating, indwelling, illuminating, empowering and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit.

7) The Church

The universal Church of which Christ is the Head, expressed in local congregations of believers and committed to the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel throughout the world. The priesthood of all believers and the divine institution of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

8) Future Hope

The personal, visible and victorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory to establish fully his universal reign. His final judgement of all people with justice, bringing those who have rejected him to eternal punishment and believers to eternal life.

To God be praise forever.  Moladh go deo le Dia.