We subscribe to the historic creeds of the Christian Church (notably the Nicene Creed, the Athanasian Creed and the Chalcedonian Definition) as they were formulated up to and including the Council of Chalcedon in AD451. More specifically, we have adopted the Basis of Faith of the Evangelical Alliance, appending three further statements which are distinctives of this Fellowship.
We thus affirm that as Evangelical Christians we accept the revelation of the triune God given in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and confess the historic faith of the Gospel therein set forth.
We here assert doctrines that we regard as crucial to the understanding of the faith, and which should issue in mutual love, practical Christian service and evangelistic concern.
The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.
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.
The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole all sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences.
The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.
The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit.
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.
The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.
We further affirm –
The continuance of the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit (as detailed in such scriptures as Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12 - 14, and Ephesians 4) into the whole of the Church age, not restricting them to the Apostolic period. We do not, however, accept that having the gift of tongues is a test of saving faith.
Our rejection of “replacement theology”; that unbiblical belief that the Church has replaced Israel in the purposes of God.
Our belief that the practice of Believers’ Baptism is the Biblical norm.