A statement of set beliefs defines the heart of Evangelical Christianity

Sadly the certainties of Evangelicalism easily morph into aggressive Fundamentalism,
and ignore the true potholes of the realities of life.

Could it be that reliance on statements defined long ago,
blinds our vision of where we should be going today?
In looking back at our departure point, are we ignoring our true destination?

These, and similar, beliefs are stated as
the heart of evangelical Christianity,

but are they consistent with Christ's message?

The Bible
  We believe the Bible to be the inspired,
  the only infallible, authoritative Word of God
  revealing the love of God to the world.
  1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 3:16.

The Trinity
  We believe that there is one God,
  eternally existent in three persons:
  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  Mt 28:19; John 10:30; Eph 4:4-6.

The Deity of Jesus
  We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ,
   in His virgin birth,
   in His sinless life,
   in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross,
   in His bodily resurrection,
   in His ascension to the right hand of the Father,
    and in His personal return in power and glory.
   Mt 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29;   Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24;
  Ro 8:34; 1Co 15:3-4;   2Co5:21; Phil 2:5-11;   Heb 1:1-4 and 4:15.

All Men are Lost
  We believe that all men everywhere are lost
  and face the judgement of God,
   that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation,
  and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man,
  repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ
  results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
   Furthermore we believe that God will reward the righteous
  with eternal life in heaven, and that He will banish the unrighteous
   to everlasting punishment in hell.
   Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23;
  2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7.

Ministry of the Spirit
  We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit,
  whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.
  John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14;
  Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10.

  We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost;
  the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life
  and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.
  1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15.

  We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ
  and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.
  1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23.

  We believe that the ministry of evangelism
  (sharing and proclaiming the message of salvation)
  is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ
  and discipleship (helping followers grow into maturity in Christ)
   is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.
  Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15.

  We believe Godís plan for human sexuality is to be expressed
  only within the context of marriage,
  that God created man and woman as unique biological persons
  made to complete each other.
  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female
  as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.
  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively
   the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.
   Gen 2:24; Mt 19:5-6; Mk 10:6-9; Ro 1:26-27; 1Co 6:9.

  We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer,
  to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives,
  and to the ministry of evangelism.
   Mt 9:35-38, 22:37-39, & 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Ro 10:9-15 & 12:20-21;
   Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15.

Life is sacred
  We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end;
  and that we must have concern for the physical
  and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.
  Ps 139:13; Is 49:1; Jer 1:5; Mt 22:37-39; Ro 12:20-21; Gal 6:10.

  We believe, Christ, alone, could repay what humanity owed God,
  thus satisfying the offence to God's dignity and honour
  and doing away with the need for punishment.

   Click for further ideas
1.   The Bible
2.   The Trinity
3.   The Deity Of Jesus
4.   All Men are Lost
5.   Ministry of the Spirit

6.   Resurrection
7.   Unity
8.   Evangelism
9.   Marriage
10.  Prayer
11.  Life is sacred
12.  Atonement