20 September 2017

What we believe

The basis of the magazine and all who work for it shall be the fundamental truths of
Christianity, as revealed in Holy Scripture, including:

There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement.

The Bible, as originally given, is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the
supreme authority in all matters of belief and behaviour.

Since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to
God’s wrath and condemnation.

The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born of a virgin; his
humanity is real and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised bodily from death and is
now reigning over heaven and earth.

Sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through
the sacrificial death once and for all time of their representative and substitute, Jesus
Christ, the only mediator between them and God.

Those who believe in Christ are pardoned all their sins and accepted in God’s sight only
because of the righteousness of Christ credited to them; this justification is God’s act of
undeserved mercy, received solely by trust in him, through repentance, and not by their
own efforts.

The Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling
them to turn to God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ.

The Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated. He makes them increasingly
Christlike in character and behaviour and gives them power for their witness in the world.

The one holy universal church is the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong.

The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone, to execute God’s just
condemnation on those who have not repented and to receive the redeemed to eternal
glory.