What We Believe
We believe in living out our Christian faith as effectively as possible, making an impact with those who do not know the great news about Jesus Christ.
We believe we should share that good news of Jesus, equip people in their faith journey and see them live their faith out, in the world. At CBC we believe in the one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
God the Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We believe in the love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people and personal visible return to earth.
We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil so reconciling those who repent and forsake sin and trust in Jesus Christ with God. The justification of sinners is solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgement and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that he is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.
The Word of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe in the universal Church, the living spiritual body of which Christ is head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptised on a credible profession of faith and associated as a priesthood of believers for worship, work and fellowship.
The last things
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and a new earth.