|1. That there is only one God,
who has revealed himself as our Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
|2. In the absolute Lordship and deity of Christ, including his
pre-existence, his virgin birth, his sinless life, his atoning death, his
bodily resurrection, and his eventual return to the Earth in glory and power
to establish his eternal kingdom.
|3. In the full spiritual authority, the reliability, and the
divine inspiration of the Bible.
|4. That nothing can replace the importance of the local church in
the programme of God.
|5. That the great task of the church is worldwide evangelism.
|6. That the entrance into the church is through the "new
birth", which is brought about by genuine repentance of sin, confession
of faith in Christ as the only Saviour, and surrender to him as Lord.
|7. That membership in the church is signified by joyful
participation in its worship, fellowship, sacraments, witness, and by
acceptance of its discipline.
|8. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is an essential component
of effective Christian life and witness.
|9. That the church cannot fulfil its mission apart from the five
ascension gift ministries that Christ has sent into the world: apostles,
prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. We accept that it is part of our
responsibility to recognize those people and to assist in equipping them to
fulfil their ministry.
|10. In the reality of Satan, and the kingdom of darkness over which
|11. We believe also in the absolute triumph of Christ over the
devil and all his works.
|12. That victorious Christian life is built upon a proper
understanding and exercise of the spiritual authority conveyed to the
believer by the gift of righteousness.
|13. In the resurrection of the dead at Christ's return, in the
certainty of God's judgment, and in the inescapable result of that judgment
foretold in the scriptures for the just and the unjust.