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The Bible
The Bible is the inspired inerrant Word of God, authoritative and sufficient in all matters of faith and doctrine. (2 Tim 3:16-17, 2 Pet 1:20-21, Acts 20:32)

There is one God, who eternally exists as three co-equal divine persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 1:1, Matt 28:19, 1 Cor 12:4-6, 2 Cor 13:14, Eph 1:11, 1 John 1:5, 4:16)

The Lord Jesus Christ
The sinless Son of God, the Lord Jesus, became man by conception in Mary, the virgin, while never ceasing to be God. (Isa 7:14, Col 1:15-19, 3:9, John 1:18, 1 John 3:5)

God created the universe, and human beings in His image, in 6 days. (Ex 20:11, Gen 1:26-27, 1 Cor 11:1-16, 14:34-35, 1 Tim 2:8-15, 1 Thess 5:23)

Humanity is universally condemned as a result of its rebellion and sin in the garden of Eden. All men and women are sinners by nature and by practice. (Rom 3:23, 5:12, Eph 2:1-3, Jer 17:9, Psa 51:5, Gen 12:1-3, Jer 31:31-34, Gal 3:19, Rom 5:20)

Christ’s atoning death and bodily resurrection are the basis of salvation. Christ died for all people, without exception and without distinction. The new birth is required for sinners to be made right with God. Sinners, to be saved, must repent and believe the gospel. Justification is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone (not by works). A truly justified person can never be lost. Baptism is by immersion in water as a public declaration of personal faith, but contributes nothing to salvation. Believers are not under Mosaic law either for justification or for sanctification, but under grace, and Christ is their rule of life. (Rom 3:20-26, 5:1, 2 Tim 2:5-6, John 3:7, 10:28, Acts 8:36-38, 20:21, Rom 6:15, 1 Cor 9:21)

The Holy Spirit 
The Holy Spirit is a real person, not a mere ‘influence’ or power. He seals, indwells, fills and anoints believers immediately upon conversion. All believers have been baptised in the Spirit, and each has one or more spiritual gift; but all the revelatory and all the sign gifts – including prophecy, tongues and miraculous healing – ceased with the passing of the apostles by the close of the first century AD. (Titus 3:5, Acts 5:3, Rom 8:9, Gal 3:26, 4:6, 1 Cor 12:7, 13, 13:8, 2 Cor 1:21-22)

The Church
There are two aspects of ‘the Church’ – firstly the ‘body of Christ’ composed of all believers from the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) to the return of Christ, of which Christ alone is the head. Secondly, ‘local assemblies’ composed of baptised believers who have been received into fellowship. Christ is the local assembly’s Lord, elders are its guides and the Word of God is its absolute standard. (Matt 16:18, 18:20, Acts 2:41-42, 20:17, 28, 2 Thess 1:4, 1 Pet 2:5)

Future Events 
God’s ultimate goal in history – which will be fulfilled in the Millennial kingdom age –  is to place the whole universe under His Son in manhood, with the Church in union with Him as His body. The coming of Christ will be premillennial and pretribulational. There are two resurrections, one leading to eternal bliss for the believer and the other to eternal damnation in the lake of fire for the unbeliever. (1 Cor 10:32, Eph 1:10, 3:21, Rom 11:25, 2 Thess 2:2-1-8, Rev 20:1-6, Matt 25:46)

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