Do beliefs really matter? Yes!
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Do beliefs really matter? Yes! Beliefs really do matter because what we believe affects how we behave, and how we behave affects our experiences and the experiences of other people in life.
To identify the theology of CCN we set forth this general statement as the basis of our beliefs, fellowship and ministries, “that we all preach the same thing” (1 Corinthians 1:10). This statement is neither exhaustive of biblical revelation nor of the positions held by the pastoral team at CCN.
What We Believe
We believe the bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God and inerrant in the original writings.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons as Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the unsaved; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are unsaved unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in regularly observing the two New Testament ordinances of water baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We consider these ordinances as acts of obedience, love and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ, while not regarding them as necessary for personal salvation.
We believe that God creates human beings as male and female in His own image. We believe in the literal creation of the first humans, Adam and Eve.
We teach complementarian views, operating under the belief that according to His purpose and deign, God created humans as male and female, equal in value, dignity and worth, to fulfill distinct yet complementary roles in the contexts of marriage, family and the local church.
We teach that Jesus will physically return to the Earth inagurating a one thousand year reign.
We believe that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Scripture are available to and active in His church today.
We emphasise the clear and systematic presentation of the Scriptures through verse by verse and chapter by chapter teaching, and make this our usual practice.
We recognise that Christians can hold a range of different positions on various doctrines that fall within historic Christian orthodox teachings. For example, although we do not teach a Calvinist position on predestination, we gladly welcome adherents of that view into our fellowship and leadership.
We operate under a plurality of Elders model as our head governing body, emphasising shared responsibility and accountability among the leaders of the Church.
We believe in the autonomy of the local Church fellowship.