We believe the Bible in its entirety to be the inspired word of God. In it He reveals to us all that we need to know about Him and about ourselves. It is to be our guide-book for life.
The Bible teaches that there is only one God and it is this God who created the universe and created us and for that reason we are answerable to Him.
This one God is three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although this can be difficult to grasp, it is clear from the Bible that the three are distinct persons and yet they are one.
We believe that God the Son – Jesus, became a human being and lived on earth a little over 2000 years ago. He was crucified and died but came back to life 3 days after his death. He later ascended to heaven and will return one day to resurrect the dead and judge the world.
His death was not an accident or a tragedy but the way that God uses to reconcile sinful humanity to Himself. All of us are sinners and as such we are alienated from God who is holy and cannot abide sin. The only way in which we can be made right with God is by accepting Jesus as our saviour and relying on his sacrificial death to pay the penalty that our sin ought to receive.
The Bible is clear that only those whose sins are forgiven in this way will enter heaven.
The teaching of the Bible is summarised in the Westminster Confession of Faith and our office-bearers are required to acknowledge their adherence to this confession.