The Doctrine

THE DOCTRINE

 

1. Of the Being of God

 

We believe that the living God of whom the Scriptures speak is alone worthy of our worship, praise and service; He is glorious and infinite, yet gracious and merciful, and in the Lord Jesus Christ biblical revelation consummates.

We acknowledge God to be the Creator. He alone is immortal and eternal, possessing life in Himself, while all else that exists derives its being from Him. The entire universe and the smallest elements of the earth display the glory of God's creative work, while the supreme act of creation was the forming of man and woman, made in the image of God and intended to worship and enjoy their Creator forever. 

We acknowledge God to be the Sustainer. The world has not been abandoned to the powers of chance nor to the will of ungodly men. We rejoice in the absolute sovereignty of God over all beings and events great and small, though God is not the Author of sin or sinful deeds. We believe that He is ceaselessly active in upholding and controlling the universe and in guiding history towards its predestined end.

We declare God to be our Redeemer. In its inception, provision and application, the salvation of sinners is entirely the work of God. Moreover, in the unfolding of the redemptive purposes of God, the Triune nature of the divine character is clearly revealed. We confess, therefore, with the Church of all ages, that our God, though One in Being, exists eternally in three distinct Persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, inseparably united in the essence of the Divine Being.

Psalm 96; Genesis 1 & 2; Romans 11:33-36; Ephesians 1:3-14