"For as the body is one and has many members, but
all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is
Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether
Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink
into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many....
But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as
He pleased. And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
But now indeed there are many members, yet one body."
1 Corinthians 12:12-14;
inspired of God, inerrant in the original, entirely trustworthy and
the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
God is Creator, God is one, eternally
existing in three persons, revealed to us as the Father, Son and
Jesus Christ is fully God and fully
man, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin. He lived a
sinless life, He died in our place, He rose bodily from the dead and
ascended to His Father's right hand, where He now ministers as our
Great High Priest. He will return in power & glory.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit indwells all believers
enabling them to live godly lives. He equips all believers with
gifts for service to God. He empowers all believers as witnesses of
The Human Race -
People are created in God's image, for
the purpose of fellowship with God. All people have sinned and are
separated from God. All are under God's condemnation and are
powerless to save themselves.
Redemption is wholly by the blood of
Jesus Christ; Regeneration is by the Holy Spirit. Salvation is a
gift by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. All believers have
eternal life and, being justified, sanctified and sealed by the Holy
Spirit, are secure for eternity.
Beginning at Pentecost, the Church is
the universal body of Jesus Christ, united to Him as its Head and to
one another by the Holy Spirit. This redeemed community is called to
glorify God through worship, fellowship & service and to proclaim
Jesus Christ until His return.
Baptism and Communion
Baptism is by immersion and symbolises
the believer's death, burial and resurrection with Jesus Christ, and
new life in Him. The Lord's Supper is a memorial of Christ,
instituted by Jesus, for believers.
Return Of Christ
The personal return of Jesus Christ to translate His Church is
imminent. This will be followed by the Tribulation and the
inauguration of Christ's reign over the earth. Finally, Christ will
deliver up the Kingdom to the Father.
Some may differ on various aspects of this point.)
Believers will be resurrected to
eternal life, and unbelievers to eternal and conscious judgement.
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