believe in :
one true God who lives eternally in three persons Ė the Father, the Son
and the Holy Spirit.
love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling,
redeeming and judging the world.
divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament
Scriptures, which are the written Word of God Ė fully trustworthy for
faith and conduct.
dignity of all people, male and female in Godís image to love, be holy and
care for creation, yet corrupted by sin (the Fall), which incurs divine
wrath and judgement.
incarnation of Godís eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ Ė born of virgin
Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross, dying in our place (substitution),
paying the price for sin and defeating sin, Satan, evil
and death, so reconciling us with God.
physical resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection, his
ascension to the Father and exaltation, and his reign and mediation as the
only Saviour of the world.
justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with
Christ through new birth, enables our discipleship and empowers our witness.
Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all
believers Ė given life by the Spirit and endowed by the Spiritís gifts
to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
coming of the Kingdom of God in the person of Jesus Christ to inaugurate
Godís full reign over humanity both now and in the future.
personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God,
who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed
and eternal condemnation to the lost and establish a new heaven and earth.
Statement of Belief can capture every area of belief.
Church history contains 1,000s of Faith statements.
CBC's is a conservative confession of our major Beliefs and is in line
with other conservative statements.