Our beliefs – an overview

We share a belief that God created all things (Genesis 1:1), that He caused the Bible to be written over a long period by people who were inspired by Him and that the whole of the Old and New Testaments are vital for a proper understanding of God’s plan of salvation. Consequently, we read and discuss all parts of the Bible and we try to follow the teachings and example of God’s only son, Jesus, the Christ, and his early followers (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

The Old Testament contains many promises about individuals and nations that have subsequently been fulfilled, including those about Jesus, who was sent by God his Father to save people from their sins and to bring good news for the future of the world we live in (Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 53 etc.). There are a number of other Bible promises still to be fulfilled, including the return of Jesus to this earth.

We believe that Jesus was born of a human mother (Mary), but had no human father, having been conceived by God’s miraculous power (Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1: 34, 35). So Jesus is “the Son of Man” and the “the Son of God” (Luke 22: 69, 70).

After three and a half years of preaching the good news about the forgiveness of our sins and God’s promised kingdom on earth, Jesus allowed himself to be crucified but, because he had never sinned, God raised him from the dead and gave him everlasting life (Acts 2: 24).

We are convinced that, as promised in the Bible, Jesus will return to the earth (Acts 1: 9-11) and that on God’s authority he will rule over it with absolute power and justice (John 5: 26-29). However, he will show mercy to those who have been faithful and obedient, including those he will raise to a new life, because of their faith,and will give them eternal life in his kingdom (John 3:16).

All Bible quotes are from the New King James version.