As members of the Wesleyan Reform Union of Churches, our beliefs are contained in the statement of faith below; summarised as follows:
- We believe in the one true and living God, Father Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe that the Bible is inspired by Him and is our supreme authority.
- We believe that all have sinned and thereby are subject to God’s punishment.
- We believe that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ gave Himself as a sacrifice; that He was raised from the dead, ascended to heaven and will personally return.
- We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, granting repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ, also dwelling in every believer.
- We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church.
- We believe that all have equal spiritual opportunities, as the priesthood of all believers.
- We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper were instituted by Christ and thereby should be practised in the church.
Full Statement of Faith
(The Wesleyan Reform Union of Churches Statement)
1. That there is one true and living God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Creator of heaven and earth; Him alone we worship and adore.
2. That the Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, as originally given, are of divine inspiration and infallible, supreme in authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
3. That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and are thereby subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
4. That God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and that He is truly God and truly Man, Jesus Christ our Lord.
5. That the Lord Jesus Christ offered Himself as the substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the whole world, He was raised from the dead, ascended into heaven to be our Advocate and Mediator, and that He will personally return in power and glory.
6. That the Holy Spirit is a divine Person both equal to and of one substance with the Father and the Son, that His work is necessary to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting him repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ, and that He also in dwells every believer as his Sanctifier, thus placing His seal upon him as a child of God.
7. That the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church.
8. In the Priesthood of all believers, and that we being members one of another, are one body in Christ Jesus, having equality of spiritual opportunities as the sacred right of all.
9. That the Sacraments are an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace, and that only Baptism and the Lord's Supper were instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ as such, maintaining that the proper subjects for Baptism are believers and children to be brought up within the fellowship of Christ's Church.