What We Believe

How to become a Christian

 

You are not here by accident. God loves you more than you can ever imagine! He wants you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus, His Son. But there is just one thing that separates you from God. That one thing is sin. People tend to divide themselves into groups – good people and bad people. But God says that every person who has ever lived is a sinner, and that any sin separates us from God.

Yes, our sins demand punishment – the punishment of death and separation from God. But, because of His great love, God sent His only Son Jesus to die for our sins.

For you to come to God, the penalty for your sin must be paid. God’s gift to you is His son, Jesus, who paid the debt for you when He died on the Cross.

Jesus paid the price for your sin and mine by giving His life on a cross at a place called Calvary. God brought Jesus back from the dead. He provided the way for you to have a personal relationship with Him through Jesus.

When we realise how deeply our sin grieves the heart of God and how desperately we need a Saviour, we are ready to receive God’s offer of salvation. To admit we are sinner’s means turning away from our sin and selfishness and turning to follow Jesus. The Bible word for this is “repentance” – to change our thinking about how grievous sin is, so our thinking is in line with God’s.

Are you ready to accept the gift of eternal life that Jesus is offering you?

Here’s a suggested prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life.”

If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, we would love to hear from you. We want to rejoice in what God has done in your life and help you to grow spiritually, please contact Jonathan on minister@1stsaintfield.org.uk .

Here is a brief summary of our beliefs here in First Saintfield Presbyterian Church

The Bible

It is originally given, without error, the fully inspired and infallible word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit has been given to guide believers into all truth and empower them to work the works of God and be His witnesses.

The Ministry

We believe in the ministries God has set in His church including evangelists, pastors and teachers.

The Trinity

The Godhead exists coequally and coeternally in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit and these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.

Mankind

We believe in the universal sinfulness of mankind since the fall, making them subject to God’s judgment.

The Saviour

The Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God and was born of the virgin Mary, was completely sinless, taught authoritatively, died as our substitution and atonement, was resurrected and ascended to heaven.

Salvation

We believe in the necessity of repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ leading to salvation – being pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight and becoming a child of God. This is by the grace of God and received by faith alone.

The Great Commission

The Gospel answers the needs of the whole man and believers are commissioned to preach the Gospel to the whole world.

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