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We believe that our deepest needs, including true peace, joy, forgiveness and love, can only be truly met through us being reconciled to God. As Augustine said long ago; “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their peace in You.”

Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10 NIV) Jesus wants us to experience the fullness of life that only comes through receiving the Holy Spirit to renew us. Yet, our sin is a barrier between us and God. To resolve this, Jesus has died on the cross in our place, so that we can be forgiven by placing our faith alone in him.

Many people want to know the peace of God, the sense of freedom and forgiveness from the guilt of past sins, a fresh start, a deepening knowledge of a loving God working in their lives, and assurance of eternal life. The key to receiving these is to trust in Jesus. He said; “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

Jesus calls us to see our need of forgiveness, and to place our trust in him alone, no matter what our past has been, or what situation we find ourselves in. By the power of the Holy Spirit, believers are able to overcome sin, persevere through difficulties, and experience the peace and joy of the new life that comes only from God (Romans 5:1-11).

Our source of truth and doctrine is ultimately only God’s Word, the Bible. See our website for more details, including frequently asked questions, and our internationally recognised statement of faith from the WEA.

WEA Statement of faith

As a summary of what we believe, we have adopted the internationally recognised and respected World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith: 

We believe in the Holy Scriptures1 as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy;2 and the supreme authority3 in all matters of faith4 and conduct.5
We believe in one God,6 eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,7
We believe in our Lord Jesus Christ,8 God manifest in the flesh,9 His virgin birth,10 His sinless human life,11 His divine miracles,12 His vicarious[a] and atoning death,13 His bodily resurrection,14 His ascension,15 His mediatorial[b] work,16 and His personal return in power and glory.17
We believe in the Salvation of lost and sinful man,18 through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ,19 by faith apart from works,20 and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.21
We believe in the Holy Spirit,22 by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life,23 to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.24
We believe in the Unity of the Spirit of all true believers,25 the Church, the Body of Christ.26
We believe in the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost;27 they that are saved unto the resurrection of life,28 they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.29

Bible references for the statement of faith

[1] The 39 books of the Old Testament and 27 books of the New Testament - 66 books in all in the Bible.
[2] Matthew 24:35,  2 Timothy 3:16-17,  John 17:17,  Psalms 33:4,  Hebrews 1:1-2,  2 Peter 1:19-21,  Matthew 4:4 & 7,  2 Peter 3:15-16,
[3] Matthew 28:18-20,  Luke 21:33,  1 Peter 3:21-22,  Mark 2:6-12,
[4] Jude 1:3,  Romans 15:4,  Acts 17:11,  Luke 12:27-31,  Romans 1:16-17,  Acts 20:32,
[5] Deuteronomy 11:1,  2 Timothy 3:16-17,  James 1:22-25,  Psalms 119:1-11,  Mark 7:1-13,
[6] Deuteronomy 6:4,  Ephesians 4:6,  Matthew 28:18-20,
[7] Genesis 1:26,  Matthew 28:19,  Luke 3:21-22,  2 Corinthians 13:14,  Romans 8:9,  Hebrews 1:1-3, 8,
[8] John 13:13,  Matthew 28:18,  Acts 10:36,  Philippians 2:6-11,  Ephesians 1:20-23,
[9] Isaiah 7:14,  Colossians 2:9,  John 1:1, 14, 18,  Matthew 28:17,  Philippians 2:6-8,  1 Timothy 3:16,  2 Peter 1:1,  Isaiah 9:6-7,
[10] Isaiah 7:14,  Matthew 1:18-24,  Luke 1:26-38,
[11] 2 Corinthians 5:21,  John 8:46,  1 Peter 1:19,  Luke 23:13-16,  Hebrews 4:14-15,
[12] Acts 2:22,  John 20:30-31,  John 6:11-14,
[13] Romans 3:25-26,  1 Peter 3:18,  1 John 2:1-2,  Mark 10:45,  2 Corinthians 5:14, 21,  Hebrews 2:15-17,  Hebrews 7:23-27,  Hebrews 10:10-12,  Isaiah 53:4-12,  1 Peter 2:24,
[14] Acts 1:3,  Acts 2:22-24,  1 Corinthians 15:3-18,  John 20:1-31,
[15] Acts 1:11,  Ephesians 1:18-23,  Acts 2:23-24,
[16] 1 Timothy 2:5,  John 14:6,  Romans 8:34,  Hebrews 4:14-16,  Hebrews 10:11-14,
[17] Acts 1:11,  1 Thessalonians 4:15-16,  Revelation 1:7,  Revelation 5:9-14,
[18] Romans 3:10-20,  Isaiah 1:18,  Matthew 1:20-21,  Genesis 3:1-24,  Romans 5:12-19,  Ephesians 2:1-3,
[19] Romans 3:25-26,  Ephesians 1:7,  Ephesians 2:13,  Acts 20:28,  Hebrews 13:12,  Exodus 12:13,  1 Peter 1:18-19,
[20] Luke 7:50,  Ephesians 2:8-9,  John 6:28-29,  John 3:16,  Romans 1:17,  Romans 3:21-28,  Galatians 2:15-16,  Hebrews 11:7,
[21] John 1:12-13,  Ezekiel 36:26-28,  John 3:3-8,  1 Corinthians 6:11,  Ephesians 1:13-14,  2 Thessalonians 2:13-14,  Titus 3:3-6,
[22] John 16:13-15,  Acts 2:1-5, 14-21,  Acts 5:3-4,
[23] Ephesians 5:18,  Romans 8:9,  Romans 8:26,  1 Corinthians 2:10-16,  Galatians 5:16-26,  Ephesians 2:22,  Philippians 2:12-13,  2 Thessalonians 2:13,  Romans 5:5,
[24] Ephesians 4:11-14,  1 Corinthians 12:4-11,  Mark 13:11,  Acts 1:7-8,  Acts 4:31,
[25] Romans 15:5,  John 17:20,  John 17:23,  Ephesians 4:3-5,  Philippians 2:1-4,  Colossians 3:11-15,
[26] Colossians 1:18, 24,  Romans 12:4-8,  1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-31,
[27] 2 Corinthians 5:10,  Hebrews 9:27,  Acts 24:15,  Daniel 12:2-3,  Matthew 25:31-34, 44-46,  Romans 2:5-11,  1 Corinthians 15:20-23,  1 Corinthians 15:50-54,  John 14:1-4,  Philippians 3:12-14,  Romans 8:18-25,  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18,  Hebrews 9:28,
[29] Matthew 8:12,  Matthew 25:46,  Luke 16:19-26,  2 Thessalonians 1:7-10,  Revelation 20:11-15.

Explanatory notes

[a] Vicarious - this refers to Christ taking the place of sinners.
[b] Atoning - reconciling, resulting in God and man becoming 'at one'.

 

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