What We Believe
As Christians we believe that God has spoken to mankind and that we have a reliable record of this, the bible. In fact, it is through the bible that God speaks to us today!
God makes it clear in the bible that we have rejected Him by ignoring Him and disobeying Him. We do this despite the fact that God is our creator and rightful ruler.
As a result of our rebellion, God has no choice but to punish us. We are told in the bible that 'He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power.' (2 Thes 1:8-9)
However God is not only just, but loving and merciful. In his great love, God sent his son, Jesus, into the world to die in our place, taking the punishment that we deserved. 'Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.' (1 pe 3:18) It is through Jesus that we are able to have a new relationship with God.
God also raised Jesus from the dead, never to die again and placed him in charge of all things. Jesus is Lord!
The question is, is he your Lord?
If you submit your life to Jesus and make him your Lord, relying on him alone for salvation, then God accepts you as one of His sons and daughters. More than that God gives you his Spirit and a fresh start.
This is God's good news (or gospel). Trust in Jesus and you can have a new relationship with God.
God is bringing people together under the loving rule of His Son Jesus Christ, as we respond to His word, the Bible.
Therefore, our Goals are:
- To tell people who Jesus Christ is and what he has done.
- To help people understand and act on God's word.
- To equip the people of God to lovingly serve others.
We do this to give God our creator the honour due to Him.