Jesus is the Messiah
WE BELIEVE that in the fullness of time, God honoured his covenants with Israel and his prophetic promises of salvation by sending his only Son, Jesus, into the world. Conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, as fully God and fully man in one person, he is humanity as God intended us to be. Jesus was anointed as God’s Messiah and empowered by the Holy Spirit, inaugurating God’s kingdom reign on earth, overpowering the reign of Satan by resisting temptation, preaching the good news of salvation, healing the sick, casting out demons and raising the dead. Gathering his disciples, he reconstituted God’s people as his church to be the instrument of his kingdom. After dying for the sins of the world, Jesus was raised from the dead on the third day, fulfilling the covenant of blessing given to Abraham.
In his sinless, perfect life Jesus met the demands of the law and in his atoning death on the cross he took God’s judgment for sin which we deserve as law-breakers. By his death on the cross he also disarmed the demonic powers.
The covenant with David was fulfilled in Jesus’ birth from David’s house, his Messianic ministry, his glorious resurrection from the dead, his ascent into heaven and his present rule at the right hand of the Father. As God’s Son and David’s heir, he is the eternal Messiah, King, advancing God’s reign throughout every generation and throughout the whole earth today.
WE BELIEVE that God is the eternal king. [read more]
WE BELIEVE that God’s kingdom is everlasting. [read more]
WE BELIEVE that God created mankind in his image [read more]
WE BELIEVE that God did not abandon his rule over the earth [read more]
WE BELIEVE that as King, God later redeemed his people [read more]
WE BELIEVE that when Israel rejected God’s rule over her as King, [read more]
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the church at Pentecost [read more]
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Jesus Christ [read more]
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit inspired the human authors of Holy Scripture [read more]
WE BELIEVE that the whole world is under the domination of Satan [read more]
WE BELIEVE in the one, holy, universal church. [read more]
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ committed two ordinances [read more]
WE BELIEVE that God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ [read more]