What We Believe
Portswood is an evangelical Church - all that means is that we see the Bible as the prime authority and we want our lives and church to be shaped by its truth. We are affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance and connect with other churches in Southampton through Southampton Christian Network. Our statement of belief is below.
- In one God who exists in a loving community of three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is Creator, Rescuer, Judge and more.
- The Bible is God’s Word - it is our authority for what we believe and how we behave
- all people bear the image of God but tragically are separated from him by our rebellion and sin. We are all accountable to God.
- that in Jesus Christ, the Son of God came into our world, becoming a human being and dealing with our sin by his sacrificial death on the cross. This is the only way that our relationship with God can be restored.
- Jesus was raised from the dead, ascended into Heaven and so he is Lord over all
- Anyone who turns from sin, to trust in Jesus Christ is forgiven and begins again, made spiritually alive by the Holy Spirit.
- All that Jesus has done for us comes into our lives by the Holy Spirit. Christ lives in our lives by the Holy Spirit, changing us and empowering us to love God, and other people.
- Jesus will return to complete the salvation of his followers into eternity with him and to judge the living and the dead.
- Church is the Holy-Spirit formed community of those who follow Jesus. He fills their lives together. Normally only in such a community can we grow up into Christ.
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