There is only one God. He is eternal, immortal, and created Earth and the Universe. God is loving. He offers people the hope of living for ever in the Kingdom. Importantly, we are told that we need to know God! John 17:3 “This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God”. God lives in heaven. Jesus Christ is God’s only son and the Holy Spirit is God’s power. However, Jesus was not God and nor is the Holy Spirit, these are not one and the same as God.
Supporting Bible verses: Isa 45:5-7; 1Tim 1:17; 2:5; Lk 1:35; Acts 1:8; 1Cor 8:6; 2 Peter 3:9; Luke 12:32; Isaiah 66:1
Is the savior of the world. He is God’s son and was born by Mary and was a normal man with human nature. Other than being the Son of God, what sets Jesus Chris apart from the rest of mankind is he did not sin. Jesus was sinless. He died to show God’s righteousness and to redeem those who receive this sacrifice by faith. God raised him from the dead, gave him immortality, granted him all authority in heaven and on earth, and set him as the mediator between God and men. Jesus will return to the earth soon. Then he will raise many of the dead, judge them with the living, and give his faithful followers everlasting life in the kingdom of God.
Supporting Bible verses: Lk 1:35; Mt 1:20-21; 3:17; Jn 3:16; Eph 1:19-23; 1Tim 2:5-6; Heb 4:14-16; Rom 3:21-26; Acts 1:11; Rev 22:12; Lk 21:20-32; John 5:28-29; Dan 12:2; 2Tim 4:1; Mt 25:31-34
The Bible is the only written message that God has left for us. It was given to mankind for the purpose of teaching about salvation. It tells us what we should believe, how we should behave, and what we should do in preparation for salvation. We encourage everyone to read, study and understand it at every opportunity. We prefer to let the Bible speak for itself and determine the ways in which we should serve our God as believers who are separate from the world around us.
Supporting Bible verses: 2Tim 3:16-17; 2Pet 1:20-21; Rom 16:26; Acts 17:11
Man was created by God, is mortal, and sins. Because man sins, he needs redemption from the eternal death he would otherwise face.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we endeavour to emulate him as much as we can. We believe in treating other people with respect and dignity. Where possible our community lives within the world community but stands aside from it in matters of politics, obeys the laws of the country in which we live and worships simply and freely.
Supporting Bible verses: Job 4:17; Rom 3:23; Jer 17:9; Mk 7:21-23. Jms 1:13-15; Rom 6:23; Ecc 9:5-10; Psa 146:4; 1Pet 2:13-17; Rom 12:9-21; Rom 13:1-7; Eph 4:29-32; Acts 5:29
The only hope for life after death is by being resurrected and being granted everlasting life in God’s kingdom. The kingdom of God will be established on earth. During the kingdom times, Jesus will be king in Jerusalem, his dominion worldwide and his government will bring eternal righteousness and peace. The way to enter the kingdom of God is by faith. This involves belief in the Bible and obedience to its requirements that men and women confess their sins, repent, be baptized and follow Jesus faithfully.
Supporting Bible verses: Psa 49:12-20; 1Cor 15:12-50; Rom 8:22-39; Acts 24:15; John 11:25-26; Rev 5:10; 20; Dan 2:44; 7:27; Acts 3:21; Jer 3:17; Isa 2:2-4; Psa 72; Dan 7:14; Isa 9:6-9; 11:1-9; 61:1-11; Heb 11:6; 1Thes 2:13; 2Tim 3:15; Acts 2:37-38; 4:12; Mk 16:16; Jn 3:3-5; Mt 16:24-27
The promises are inseparable from the overall gospel message. The promises were commitments God gave to Eve, Abraham and David during the Old Testament times. God made to Abraham and David in Old Testament times. These promises find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ.
Supporting Bible verses: Gal 3:6-9,16,26~29; Gen 13:14-17; 22:15-18; 2Sam 7:12-16; Lk 1:31-33
Basis of fellowship
Our basis for fellowship is a shared understanding of the Bible message, a summary of which is adequately expressed in the Birmingham Amended Statement of Faith with clauses 5 and 12 as explained in the Australian Unity Agreement.