It is believed that salvation is not by human merit or achievement but by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ; such faith involving not only mental assent but personal trust in the Saviour.

It is accepted that the triune God is revealed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments of the Bible and confession is made to the historic faith of the gospel therein set forth.


The following doctrines are held as fundamental to the understanding of the faith :


(a) The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.


(b) The divine inspiration of the Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.


(c) The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences.

 

(d) The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God and through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.

 

(e) The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit and His Gifts.

 

(f) The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head, and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world.


(g) The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ, in power and glory.