What We Believe
Our church is reformed in doctrine, worship, and practice. Below is a
summary of what we believe.
- Scripture. The Bible is
the fully inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God, and therefore the
only supreme rule for faith and life.
- God. There is one God,
who decreed all things from eternity, created the entire universe in six
days, and governs the whole creation continually.
- The Trinity. This one
God exists eternally in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- Man. Man was originally
created in the image of God, and his main duty in life is to know, love,
glorify and enjoy God.
- Sin. All fell with Adam
in his first transgression. Everyone is guilty of sin (which is disobeying
God’s law), and deserves to be punished in hell for ever.
- Election. From all
eternity God sovereignly elected some of fallen mankind to salvation and
eternal life, and entered into a covenant of grace to deliver them out of
the estate of sin and misery.
- Jesus Christ. God in His
mercy sent His only begotten Son to be the Saviour of sinners. By taking
human nature into union with His divine Person, Jesus Christ is both God
and man. He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfectly sinless life,
died on the cross, rose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven.
- Atonement. When Jesus
Christ died on the cross, He was punished in the place of His people for
their sins, as the only way to satisfy divine justice.
- Faith. Those who trust
in Christ alone for the forgiveness of their sins, and repent, are
accepted by God and will go to heaven. No one can be saved in any other
- The Holy Sprit. Only the
Holy Spirit can bring people to faith and repentance, which He does when
He regenerates them into spiritual life.
- The Second Coming. Jesus
will return bodily at the Day of Judgment, when everyone who died will
rise again. Those who trusted Him for salvation will go to heaven with Him
for ever, but the rest will be cast into hell to endure conscious torment