We believe that the Bible is the inspired, perfect Word of God. As God’s Word, it is our final authority in all of life’s matters. The Bible tells us the story of God’s plan to redeem and reconcile mankind back to himself through the death of his only Son, Jesus Christ. This means our faith, worship and preaching are focused on the bibles teaching and so we endeavor to pray the Bible, preach the Bible, sing the Bible and read the Bible.
We believe that there is only one God who is at the same time three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All three are equal with one another and yet remain one God. Jesus Christ was the Son of God and was born in this world through the Holy Spirit as both God and Man. He lived the perfect life before God that man, filled with sin, could not and then was killed on the cross that he could pay the penalty of death that we are due for our sins. Conquering death he then rose from the grave securing eternal life for all who believe in him and confess him to be Lord.
We believe that God has a purpose for each person and that Christians are called to ‘go and make disciples of all nations’ Matthew 28:16-20. That is we are called to reach out to all around us; family, friends, neighbours and even strangers with the good news of salvation and new life in Christ!
We believe that Prayer is an important part of life and communion with God. We believe that God hears and answers prayers (not always with the answer we want). It is a crucial aspect of the Christian life, it is a way of not just talking to God but drawing near to him. We are committed to being prayerful and so if there is anything you need prayer for please let us know and we will pray for you, though we also encourage you to try it yourself.
A full statement of our beliefs as a church can be found in the Westminster Confession of Faith. This is a credal standard that was drawn up at Westminster between 1643 and 1645. Each office bearer in the Free Church of Scotland commits himself to knowing and abiding by the tenets of the Westminster Confession of Faith, which are based on the Bible.