It’s all to do with Jesus: a real, historical human just like us. Except that he was perfect. In fact, he
claimed to be God, predicting that he would die but come back to life. He came to this world as the only person
who could put right the problem at the core of everyone since humanity’s beginning, and the root of all evil:
our rejection of God, who created us and longs to be in relationship with us.
In our rebellion against God, by not having Him at the centre of our lives, we miss out on the full life we were
made for, and on eternity spent with Him in a perfect, new creation after we die.
But, as Jesus died on the cross in an act of unparalleled love for us, he took the fair punishment that should
be ours, and in exchange, gave us his perfect status before God.
Not only that, but after 3 days he came back from the dead to prove that he was God, that his sacrifice on the
cross worked, and that his promises come true.
Because of the cross and resurrection, we can have forgiveness, restored relationship with God and eternal life!
It’s on the table for you, right now, and Jesus has paid for it all. Have you taken him up on the offer yet?
If this is news to you, we’d love to chat with you, open up the Bible (which is all about Jesus) and answer any
questions you may have. The book of John (a close friend of Jesus who wrote an eyewitness account of his life)
is a great place to start investigating this “good news”.
These are the foundational
truths we as a CU believe in
There is one God in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement
The Bible, as originally given, is the inspired and infallible Word of God. It is the supreme authority
in all matters of belief and behaviour
Since the fall, the whole of humankind is sinful and guilty, so that everyone is subject to God's wrath
The Lord Jesus Christ, God's incarnate Son, is fully God; he was born of a virgin; his humanity is real
and sinless; he died on the cross, was raised bodily from death and is now reigning over heaven and
Sinful human beings are redeemed from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial
death once and for all time of their representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator
between them and God
Those who believe in Christ are pardoned all their sins and accepted in God's sight only because of the
righteousness of Christ credited to them; this justification is God's act of undeserved mercy, received
solely by trust in him and not by their own efforts
The Holy Spirit alone makes the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, enabling them to turn to
God from their sin and to trust in Jesus Christ
The Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated. He makes them increasingly Christlike in
character and behaviour and gives them power for their witness in the world
The one holy universal church is the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong
The Lord Jesus Christ will return in person, to judge everyone, to execute God's just condemnation on
those who have not repented and to receive the redeemed to eternal glory
If you are interested in why we have this doctrinal
basis, here is an explanation