WHAT WE BELIEVE
If you are curious about the main beliefs in which we root our teaching at GCF, here are our statements of faith:
We believe that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, fully complete and without error. We believe that the Bible contains all that is necessary to lead people to a knowledge of salvation and to live a life that pleases God. We believe the Bible is the ultimate authority in all matters of faith and morality.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in the Persons of the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus is the divine Son of God, who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for our sin, rose from the dead and is now seated at the right hand of God. Jesus is the only sacrifice for our sin and our guarantee of God’s never-changing love for us. We believe that one day He will literally return to earth to receive all those who have believed in Him.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is also God, performing actions and possessing the attributes of God. He has personal characteristics that allow us to relate to Him as a person.
Salvation is a free gift of God that is received through faith in Jesus Christ and repentance from our sins.
We believe that the ‘next step’ for people who have chosen to follow Christ personally is to be baptised in water. Baptism is ultimately an act of obedience to God and a public confession of faith in Jesus – in His death and resurrection.
We believe that people are eternal beings and will spend the rest of eternity after their life on earth either with God in eternal happiness or without God in eternal sorrow. We believe that through faith in Jesus, we are granted an eternity with God in heaven.
The word “church” originally meant “gathering”. We believe that the church is not a building or a denomination, but rather the believers themselves who make up the church. The local church provides a place for Christ-followers to worship God, receive teaching and are equipped to help others find their way to a personal relationship with God.