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5. Of the Christian Life


We believe that the true Christian will rejoice in the blessings of the new covenant, particularly the forgiveness of sins, the creation of an inward desire to glorify God by a life which conforms to His laws, and the power enabling him so to live. Good works and practical holiness are indispensable evidences of a real experience of divine grace. We believe that the Christian has a vital role to play in society and must not withdraw into a life of seclusion. Christian behaviour, however, is not to governed by the spirit of the world but rather by the unchanging laws of God, declared in the ten commandments, expounded in the sermon on the mount and the epistles, and exemplified in the life of the Lord Jesus, but worked out in dependence on and through the enabling of the Holy Spirit indwelling the believer to the glory of Christ. 

Psalm 119:1-16; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Matthew 5:13-20; 7:15-29; Romans 6:1-14