© 2018-2019 by Castletown and Community Free Church. Charity registered in Scotland No. SC001754.

"Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved"

Acts 16:31

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, that it is without error and, as God’s revelation of Himself, it is the only true basis for faith. The Bible is open to many different interpretations, so we recognise the Westminster Confession of Faith to be an in-depth statement of what we understand the Scriptures to teach.

 

The fundamental truths we hold are as follows:

  • There is only one God, who is eternal, the Creator of everything that exists and the source and sustainer of all life.

  • God is one God and yet He is Father, Son and Spirit.

  • God, the Son, entered history through the miraculous conception and virgin birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus lived a sinless life and, fulfilling God’s plan of salvation, was crucified on a Roman cross. After His death, Jesus’ body was sealed in a tomb, but on the third day He was raised to life and was seen alive by a number of witnesses.

  • Forty days after His resurrection, Jesus was taken up into heaven where He now reigns as King.

  • Jesus will return to this world in glory and all mankind will see Him. He will judge everyone, welcoming His believing people into a renewed universe of everlasting joy, and condemning those who rejected Him to everlasting destruction.

  • The first man, Adam, rebelled against God and, as mankind’s head and representative, brought the whole human race down into a state of sin. We are all guilty of sin against God and are, therefore, under His just anger and condemnation.

  • To all who repent (i.e. confess their sin and turn from it) and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God promises forgiveness, rescue from judgement and everlasting life. This freedom from guilt, which brings peace, joy and wholeness to life, is a gift from God, given on the basis of Jesus’ death for sinners.

  • God’s people have the duty and privilege of sharing with others the Good News of Jesus, so that they, too, may believe, be saved and become followers of Jesus.