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west auckland vineyard church

Declaring and demonstrating the Kingdom of God in our community

Statement of Belief

We believe in...

 

1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.

 

3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of

   God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.

 

4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by

   sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.

 

5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the Virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet

   without sin.

 

6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling

   us with God.

 

7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and

   mediation as the only Saviour of the world.

 

8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

 

9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our

   discipleship and enables our witness.

 

10. The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed

     with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.

 

11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring

     eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

 

12. Baptism and communion which were instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ for his own glory and the spiritual good of believers.

 

13. Believer's baptism as a public declaration of faith in Christ and identification with him in his death, burial and resurrection.  

 

14. Communion as a commemoration of Christ's sacrifice for sin.

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