What We Believe

What We Believe

The Bible
The Bible is the written Word of God. It is inspired, infallible, authoritative, inerrant and the only rule of faith and practice. (2 Tim 3:16)
God
There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Matt 28:19)
Jesus Christ
The deity of Jesus Christ (Matt 3:17); His virgin birth (Matt 1:23); His sinless life (Heb 4:15); His miracles (John 2:11); His substitutionary and atoning death (Eph 1:7); His physical resurrection (Luke 24:39); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return to earth in power and glory. (Acts 1:11)
Humanity
We were created in the image of God, male and female (Gen 1:27). The first man Adam and his wife Eve sinned and fell through disobedience, and the entire human race has been corrupted as a result of this fall. (Gen 3:1-24)
Salvation
God has taken the initiative to save us from sin, by sending His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, to dwell among us, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Jesus showed us and taught us who God really is and took our place to receive the penalty and judgement of sin, on Calvary’s Cross. (Rom 5:8)
Forgiveness
The only means of being forgiven and cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the shed blood of Christ (Eph 1:7), and that only by God’s grace through faith alone are we saved and not by works. (Eph 2:8)
The Holy Spirit
The absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation and the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (Rom 8:11)
Eternity
The resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to eternal life, and those who are not to eternal punishment. (John 5:28-29)
Westminster Confession of Faith
We adhere to the Westminster Confession of Faith as a subordinate standard, read in light of the Declaratory Statement adopted by the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1901.
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Clayton, VIC, Australia
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+61 433 806 743  -  Pastor Michael
+61 413 261 810  -  Pastor Lam
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