What We Believe

We believe in

  • the Trinity – there is precisely one God who exists as precisely three persons.
  • the full deity and humanity of Jesus Christ – the Incarnate Christ is fully God and fully man.
  • the spiritual lostness of the human race – all of humanity is born under Adam and into sin; humans are incapable of working their way to God.
  • the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ – Jesus lived a perfectly righteous life while on earth; He suffered, died on a cross for the sins of the world, and was buried; He physically rose from the dead, thereby conquering death; and He now eternally exists as the Incarnate Christ.
  • salvation by faith alone in Christ alone – the only way to God is by faith in Jesus Christ; no work of our own is necessary or possible for salvation.
  • the physical return of Christ – the Incarnate Christ will physically and visibly return to earth to establish His Kingdom.
  • the authority and inerrancy of Scripture – the original texts of Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, are without error, fully accepted as holding authority as God’s Word and sufficient for all life and godliness.

We also strongly believe that holy homes are created through teaching our children:

Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation. Joel 1:3

 In this simple way, by God’s grace, a living testimony for truth is always to be kept alive in the land: The beloved of the Lord are to hand down their witness for the Gospel and the covenant to their heirs, and these again to their next descendants. This is our first duty; we are to begin at the family hearth: He is a bad preacher who does not commence his ministry at home. The heathen are to be sought by all means, and the highways and hedges are to be searched, but home has a prior claim, and woe to those who reverse the order of the Lord’s arrangements.
To teach our children is a personal duty; we cannot delegate it to Sunday school teachers or other friendly helpers. These can assist us but cannot deliver us from the sacred obligation; substitutes and sponsors are wicked devices in this case: Mothers and fathers must, like Abraham, command their households in the fear of God and talk with their offspring concerning the wondrous works of the Most High.
Parental teaching is a natural duty. Who is better fitted to look after the child’s well-being than those who are the authors of his actual being? To neglect the instruction of our children is worse than brutish. Family religion is necessary for the nation, for the family itself, and for the church of God. By a thousand plots empty religion is secretly advancing in our land, and one of the most effectual means for resisting its inroads is routinely neglected—namely, the instruction of our children in the faith. It is time for parents to awaken to a sense of the importance of this matter. It is a pleasant duty to talk of Jesus to our sons and daughters, and the more so because it has often proved to be an accepted work, for God has saved the children through the parents’ prayers and admonitions. May every house into which this volume shall come honor the Lord and receive His smile. By Alistair Begg, July 2014.