Beliefs

About

We are wholeheartedly committed to building a church that reaches people who don't yet know God. We present the timeless message of the gospel in modern and relevant ways. The message is sacred and not to be altered, but our approach and method is always open to change. We are a Bible-believing church with a theology and beliefs that are the same as hundreds of thousands of churches around the world.

Freedom Church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance (EA), the UK's largest body of Evangelical churches. We subscribe to the EA's Basis of Faith and Evangelical Relationships Commitment.

Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16 / John 14:17 / Romans 6:23 / Romans 8:17-18 / Revelation 20:15 / 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot lose it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29 / 2 Timothy 1:12 / Hebrews 7:25 / Hebrews 10:10,14 / 1 Peter 1:3-5

Salvation

Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment anyone receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23 / Ephesians 2:8-9 / John 14:6 / Titus 3:5

Humans

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called sin. This attitude separates us from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27 / Psalm 8:3-6 / Isaiah 53:6 / Romans 3:23 / Isaiah 59:1-2

God

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He exists eternally in three personalities, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1,26-27 / Genesis 3:22 / Psalm 90:2 / Matthew 28:19 / 1 Peter 1:2 / 2 Corinthians 13:14

The Bible

The Bible is God's word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16 / 2 Peter 1:20-21 / 2 Timothy 1:13 / Psalm 119:105,160 / Proverbs 30:5

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people, by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return to earth again some day to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22-23 / Isaiah 9:6 / John 1:1-5 / John 14:10-30 / Hebrews 4:14-15 / Romans 1:3-4

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live daily under his control.

2 Corinthians 3:17 / John 16:7-13 / John 14:16-17 / Acts 1:8 / 1 Corinthians 2:12 / 1 Corinthians 3:16 / Ephesians 1:13 / Galatians 5:25 / Ephesians 5:18