Abridge Evangelical Free Church

  Our Beliefs
  Our Statement of Faith

Abridge Evangelical Church is committed to the truths of historic, biblical Christianity. We believe that mainstream Christianity's belief and faith is succinctly expressed in this summary agreed by the Evangelical Alliance:

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father,
      the, Son and the Holy Spirit.

  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling,
      redeeming and judging the world.

  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and
      New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully
      trustworthy for faith and conduct.

  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to
      love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs
      divine wrath and judgement.

  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of
      the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying
      the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.

  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his
      ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only
      Saviour of the world.

  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in
      Christ.

  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites
      us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and
      enables our witness.

10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood
      of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's
      gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and
      love.

11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of
      God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the
      redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new
      heaven and new earth.

Abridge Evangelical Church is a registered charity

Charity Number: 1164783