What we believe

Many, many years ago, God created an amazing universe full of beauty.  When you watch a documentary about wildlife, or the ocean, or the stars, you get a taste of just how incredible everything is!

But if you then watch the news, you’ll realise what a mess we’ve made of God’s world!  We’ve all contributed to this mess, by not taking care of this world or each other.  Our lives have hurt God, and that hurt has become a barrier between us and Him.  We call this barrier “sin”.

But God hasn’t left us alone. 

He has come into our world and made himself known.  He has done this through a person, Jesus Christ, and through a book about Jesus, called the Bible.

Jesus was born about 2000 years ago.  During his life, he said and did amazing things that benefitted the lives of thousands of people.  He had the power to heal sick people immediately!  His miraculous powers confirmed his claim that he was God’s Son.

In spite of this, he was put to death by crucifixion, and buried in a tomb that was sealed and guarded.  However, a few days later, the tomb was found to be empty!  Jesus was then seen by hundreds of people – he was alive again!

Everyone began to talk about all of these events as soon as they happened!  A few decades later, some people wrote down everything they could confirm about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  These documents, which we now call “the four gospels”, make up part of the Bible.

We believe that the Bible gives us an accurate account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, and that it teaches us how our lives can be changed for the better through what Jesus has done.  Only Jesus is able to take away our sin and bring us near to God.

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