Chaplaincy - Core Values and Beliefs

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We Believe That The Bible Teaches…

About God

There is one unique and eternal God, who exists in an everlasting loving relationship consisting of the Father, the Son and the Spirit – one God in three persons.

God is sovereign in all things: including creation, revelation, redemption, judgment and the establishing of His Kingdom.

As sovereign loving Creator and Redeemer, He is worthy of all glory, honour and praise.

About Humanity

Men and women together are created in the image of God, and therefore enjoy a unique dignity in creation and a unique relationship with God that is different from the animal kingdom.

Men and women together have been given dominion over the created order.

Tragically, human nature is universally sinful since the Fall and all are guilty before God. This leaves us under the justice and wrath of God.

We are unable, without the prior regenerative work of God’s Spirit, to turn ourselves to God.

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s revelation to us. It is divinely inspired and infallible as originally given, and has supreme authority in all matters of faith, conduct and experience.

Scripture is sufficient for knowing God. It is not only central to the well-being of the church but is able to thoroughly equip the Christian community for life and godliness.

There is no other way to know God unless He reveals Himself to us through His Word and in His Son the Lord Jesus Christ.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He is both fully God and truly human. He entered fully into human experience. He endured temptation and He suffered and died. He was perfectly obedient to God his Father, and was without sin.

Jesus took on Himself the consequences of human sin. He died and was buried. On the third day He rose from the dead bodily and is now exalted as ruler over all.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.

About Salvation

There is only one name under heaven by which we can be brought into relationship with God: the name ‘Jesus Christ’.

It is only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, that the guilt, penalty and power of sin can be removed. In that death, God demonstrates His love to us most perfectly and establishes His victory over Satan, sin and death.

The work of the Holy Spirit is necessary to make the death of Jesus effective in an individual’s life. The Spirit enables the sinner to repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord, so that salvation is entirely of God’s grace and not of human merit or works.

Although we enjoy now the blessing of union with Christ and secure relationship with God, we await the final consummation of our hope with the return of the Lord Jesus, the resurrection of our bodies, and life with Him eternally.

About the Spirit in the Believer’s Life

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son and indwells all true believers.

His role is to bring glory to Jesus Christ thus making Jesus Christ central in all things.

The Spirit works to illuminate believers’ minds to grasp the truths of Scripture, producing in them His fruit, granting them His gifts and empowering them for service.

About the Church

The visible church is the gathering of believers around Christ in His Word.

It is a community of people intended by God to bear witness to Him and actively seek the extension of His Kingdom. Within its community both men and women are to seek proper expression of their gifts as they work together to build the church in love.

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