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Enjoying Life as God Intends

Subiaco Church’s Statement of Faith

We believe in one God in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Deut 6:4, Matt 28:19, 1 Pet 1:2). He is the Sovereign Lord, Creator and Sustainer of the universe (Gen 1:1, Rom 11:36), who Himself is without beginning or end (Col 1:16, Rev 1:8).

We believe that Jesus Christ is the unique Son of God (Mt 3:17, Jn 3:16) who being fully God, took on the role of a servant as a man (Phil 2: 6-8, Col 2:9) in order to become the mediator between ourselves and the Father (Jn 14:6, 2 Cor 5:20-21).

We believe that Jesus was crucified, buried and raised bodily on the third day (1 Cor 15: 3-4), substantiating His claims as the Messiah (Jn 2:19-21) and making provision for the forgiveness of sins based upon His perfect sacrifice for our sakes (2 Cor 5:21).

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Pet 1:19-21). God’s Word exists as our sole authority for faith and practice, being without error and accurate in its original record and relevant in its application to our daily lives (2 Tim 3:16-17).

We believe that people, both male and female, are created in God’s own image and therefore matter to God (Gen 1:26-27), as spiritual beings. All people possess personality, moral discernment, and the capacity to know the Creator God. Sin, however, is a barrier to our relationship with God (Gen 3:1-8, Rom 3:10-12) and impairs our capacity to know Him and lead God honouring lives apart from Jesus Christ.

We believe that no one can obtain forgiveness of sins apart from a personal commitment to Jesus and His payment for sin on the cross (Rom 3:23, Jn 1:12). Leading a good life can not gain God’s grace (Eph 2:9, Titus 3:5-6) but it is only through Christ’s goodness that we are made right with the Father (Heb 10:14, Phil 3:7-9).

We believe that all who have received Christ are united into one body through the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:12-13). Upon receiving Christ by faith, we receive the Holy Spirit, who acts to seal us in the family of God (Eph 1:13-14) and to empower us toward Christlike character (Gal 5:22-23) and loving service to one another (Phil 2:3-4, Eph 2:10).

We believe the return of Jesus Christ could happen any time. He will come to gather up those who love Him (1 Thess 4: 15-18), and judge all evil (Mt 24: 27-31, Rev 1:7), restoring all of creation and establishing His Kingdom (Rev 19:21, Dan 7:27).

We believe that as Christians we belong to each other, joined together, one body with Christ as the Head (1 Cor 12:12). It is our practice in coming together on Sunday, the day of our Lord’s resurrection, to worship the risen Christ (Phil 2:9-11), to proclaim the good news (Acts 1:8, Mt 28:19-20), to encourage one another to love and good deeds (Heb 10:24-25), and receive training in right living (2 Tim 3: 16-17).
In obedience to Christ’s commands, to practice baptism and communion,

  1. We remember His substitutionary death and bodily resurrection in the sharing of the Lord’s Supper, signifying the redemptive work of Christ accomplished on the cross (1 Cor 11:23-26).
  2. We immerse individuals in baptism who publicly confess faith in Christ as an act of identification with Him and the new life He brings (Rom 6:1-3).