Doctrinal Statement of Puchong Grace Church
Our beliefs are summarized in the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith. We further draw particular attention to the following truths:
The Bible: The Word of God
The inerrancy and infallibility of the Holy Scriptures as originally given; their verbal inspiration by God; their authority and all-sufficiency, as not only containing, but being in themselves, the Word of God; the reliability of the New Testament in its testimony to the character and authorship of the Old Testament; and the need of the teaching of the Holy Spirit for a true and spiritual of the whole. The Holy Scriptures constitute our only standard of faith and rule of conduct, and are the sixty six books of the Old and New Testaments as contained in the Table of Contents of the 1982 New King James Version.
The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit: One God
The Trinity of the Godhead as revealed in the Scriptures – the Father being God, the Lord Jesus Christ the Son being God, the Holy Spirit being God, these being equal in power and glory, one Lord God Almighty – sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.
Jesus Christ: True God, True Man
The essential, absolute and eternal deity of the Lord Jesus Christ; His conception by the Holy Spirit; His birth of the virgin Mary; His real but sinless humanity; the authority of His teaching, and the infallibility of all His utterances; His voluntary humiliation in life as a Man of Sorrows, culmination in His substitutionary and atoning death whereby He shed His precious blood as the sacrifice for sin; His bodily resurrection on the third day; His ascension into heaven as the only eternal Mediator between God and man; His present High Priestly intercession for His people at the right hand of the Father; and his personal return in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit: The Author and Giver of Life
The personality and deity of the Holy Spirit , who inspired holy men to write the Scriptures, authenticating their writing and ministry by means of supernatural gifts which He has since withdrawn. Through Him alone the soul is born again to saving repentance and faith, and by Him the saints are sanctified through the truth. The necessity for His work in ministry and worship.
Fallen Man: A Sinner
The universal and total depravity of man in the sight of God as a consequence of the fall; his exposure to everlasting punishment; his inability to will any spiritual good accompanying salvation and therefore the necessity for regeneration.
Salvation: By Grace Through Faith
The justification of the sinner for ever; by grace, through faith, through the atoning merits of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose righteousness imputed to him is the only ground of acceptance before God.
Holiness and Witness: Evidence of Conversion
A holy walk and life on the part of professed believers as the evidence of their conversion to God. It is the duty of every Christian and every church of Christ to seek to extend His gospel to the ends of the earth. This is to be done by personal effort and by all other methods sanctioned by the word of God.
Our Lord’s Ordinances: Baptism and His Table
The ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s table as instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism is the total immersion in water, in the Triune Name, of those who have professed repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord’s table is in no sense a sacrifice for sin and involves no change in the substance of the bread and wine.
The Future: Heaven and Hell
The resurrection of the body; the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, with the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the wicked.
The One Church: Called to be Pure
The spiritual unity of all who truly believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and their duty to maintain in themselves and in the church a standard of life and doctrine that is in conformity with the teaching of God’s Word.
To know more about what we believe, do join us for our worship service and have a chat with our pastor and elder!