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Statement of Faith 2017-02-16T00:42:57+00:00

Statement of Faith

Beauty for Ashes is an interdenominational non-profit organisation.

1. The Bible

We believe the Bible is inspired by God. 2 Timothy 3:14-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21.

2. God

We believe the Godhead is eternally co-equal and co-existent in three persons; not three Gods but one; not one Person but three, namely the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:26; Mark 12:29; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19.

3. Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ as conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. Thus we uphold His absolute deity as well as His complete humanity; two natures but one undivided Person. Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1; Hebrews 2:9-16; Hebrews 1:5-12; Philippians 2:5-8.

4. The Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that He ascended into heaven where He is now seated at the right hand of God, in the position of power and authority. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead. Daniel 12:2; Romans 8:34; Mark 12:36; Mark 14:62; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 20; Philippians 2:8-11; Acts 2:33; Luke 22:69; Hebrews 8:1; Revelation 20:11-15.

5. Lordship

We confess the Lord Jesus Christ and no other, as Head of the Church, and as our Lord. Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 4:15-16; Colossians 1:18,24.

6. The Second Advent of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus will manifest Himself in glory, majesty and power and in physical Presence. This is the second coming of Christ and the blessed hope of the Church. Matthew 24:30; Luke 21:27; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 22:7; Revelation 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

7. The Fall

Every individual has sinned and is guilty before God. Man by nature is depraved and incapable of saving his own soul. Romans 3:10, 23; Ephesians 2:8-10.

8. Redemption

The Lord Jesus Christ, by His life, death, resurrection and ascension, has made available to all mankind the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. These blessings are made personally real to the individual, not by works, or by any personal merit in themselves, but by faith alone, which is accompanied by repentance. John 3:16; Romans 8:8-13; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:4-7; Titus 2:11.

9. The New Birth

We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in the New Birth, which makes a repentant sinner a child of God being baptised by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ. John 1:11-13; 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:22-25; 1 Corinthians 12:13.

10. The Church

We believe that the true Church consists of the community of true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, who by faith have had their sins forgiven and have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe in the fellowship of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, recognising that the true Church is not confined to any one denomination. Hebrews 12:23-24; 1 John 1:7; Ephesians 3:3-10; 1 Corinthians 1:9; Ephesians 4:3-6; 1 Corinthians 10:32.