Pound Lane Free Church

Basis of faith

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  1. The full inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as originally given, and of these alone; their authority and sufficiently as not only containing, but being in themselves the Word of God, without error, and wholly reliable in both fact and doctrine; their authority and perpetual sufficiency in all matters of faith and practise.
    1 Corinthians 2:13 , 2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21

  2. The unity of the Godhead and the divine co-equality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; the sovereignty of God in Creation, Providence, and Redemption.
    1 John 5:7, John 1:1, John 14:9-11, Genesis 1, Acts 17:24, Ephesians 1:3-5

  3. The total depravity of human nature in consequence of the Fall, and the necessity for regeneration.
    Romans 3:23, Romans 5:12

  4. The true and proper Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; His virgin birth. His real and perfect manhood; the authority of His teaching, and the infallibility of all His utterances; His work of atonement for sinners of mankind by His substitutionary suffering and death; His bodily resurrection and His ascension into Heaven; and His present priestly intercession for His people at the right hand of the Father.
    John 1:1, Luke 1:34-35, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 1:3, Mark 1:27, Hebrews 4:14-16

  5. The justification of the sinner solely by faith, through the atoning merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
    Ephesians 2:8-9, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 9:24-28

  6. The work of the Holy Spirit as essential for a true and spiritual understanding of the Scriptures; for regeneration, conversion and sanctification, and for ministry and worship. Whose presence and witness are the seal of every child of God.
    John 16:7-14, Ephesians 1:13-14, 1 Peter 1:2

  7. The ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper as being instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, but not in Baptism as conveying regenerating grace, neither in the Lord's Supper as being a sacrifice for sin, nor involving any change in the substance of the bread and wine.

  8. The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
    Acts 1:9-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16

  9. The resurrection of the body; the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, with the blessedness of the Child of God and the condemnation of the Christ rejector being eternal.
    1 Corinthians 15:12-53, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Psalms 16:11, Daniel 12:2-3, Matthew 25:41 & 46, John 3:16 & 36, John 5:28-29, Revelation 20:15