We are a Christian church, committed to all the historic teachings of the Christian faith revealed in the Bible.
Very simply, we believe that the Bible is the word of God.
In the Bible, God tells us that he is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each of them being a separate person and fully God, but they are one God. God made everything that exists, so he made us and everything we have is a gift from Him.
God made us to be in relationship with Him, to love Him more than anything else and enjoy knowing Him forever. But, we have all sinned against God by living like we’re in charge instead of God and by braking his laws. We broke our relationship with God, which has cut us off from Him, the source of life and love. It’s because of this that our world is spoilt and life is sad and difficult.
God warns us that everyone faces punishment forever in hell for how they’ve treated Him, and that there’s nothing we can do to save ourselves.
But God also tells us that he has made a way to save us so we can have a relationship with Him and go to heaven.
At infinite cost to Himself, Jesus became a man, though still remaining as God, and willingly gave his life, by dying on the cross. He did this to take the punishment for the sins of everyone who trusts in Him to pay the penalty for them.
Jesus then rose alive again so that everyone who trusts in Him also has a relationship with God through Jesus and will be safe Him forever.
So, all anyone needs to do be saved is to simply confess their sin to God, truly want to start living God’s way and rely totally on Jesus to take their punishment for them and to give them relationship with God.
A Christian is someone who is trusting Jesus like this and relying on Jesus to enable them to live for Him.
We all need to be saved. But God doesn’t say that we need to try harder at being good to get heaven. In fact, Jesus says that we need to recognise that we can never be good enough or contribute anything towards saving ourselves.
Rather, we need to see that the only one who can save us is Jesus because of what he did by dying and rising alive again. Because Jesus is the only one who can save us, we need to rely only on Him, and not on any other way to be right with God and get to heaven.
One day, Jesus will return and judge everyone in the world. But those who have put their trust in Him to save them are safe from facing judgement for their sin. They will live forever in the new world that God will make – a perfect home, with God, forever.