the study of the nature of God and religious belief.
The word “theology” comes from the two Greek words, Τheos (Θεός) and Logia (-λογία) that when combined mean “the study of God.” We believe that because we worship an INFINITE God with FINITE minds, no attempt to fully understand God or His ways will ever be possible. At the same time we also believe in the importance of a good understanding of scripture and the purpose in its existence. As a network there are areas that you may find slightly different views but the foundations and essentials within our faith are all the same across the board. These are listed below in our statement of faith.
“A God whom we could understand exhaustively, and whose revelation of Himself confronted us with no mysteries whatsoever, would be a God in man’s image, and therefore an imaginary God, not the God of the Bible at all.”
— J.I. Packer
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative and perfect Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe that there is only one God, who eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Deity-John 1:1) (Atonement-Hebrews 9:15-22) (Virgin Birth-Matthew 1:18, 25) (Bodily Resurrection-1 Corinthians 15:1-8) (Sinless Life-Hebrews 4:15) (Personal Return-Hebrews 9:27-28)
We believe that for the salvation for unbelievers is only found through Jesus Christ and forgiveness is absolutely essential. (John 3:16;John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13,14)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternity without Christ in darkness. (Matthew 25:31-46, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 2:1-4)