Beliefs

Oak Tree Church holds to the historic Christian faith, found in the Bible. We are ‘evangelical’, meaning that we believe and share the good news of Jesus Christ. Our teaching centres on the following doctrines:

  1. The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
  2. The unity, equality and individual personality of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
  3. The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
  4. The full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, his incarnation and virgin birth, and his real and sinless humanity.
  5. The personality of Satan, the arch-enemy of God and humanity and the author of their fallen nature.
  6. The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the Fall, rendering us subject to God’s wrath and condemnation, and our total inability to save ourselves, apart from the intervention of Jesus Christ, the only mediator between us and God.
  7. Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin and from the dominion of Satan only through the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ.
  8. The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and his ascension to the right hand of the Father, his present intercessory ministry as great high priest, and his future personal return and universal reign.
  9. The necessity of the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, convicting them of sin, granting them repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ.
  10. The indwelling and continuous work of the Holy Spirit in every believer.
  11. The resurrection of the body, the judgment of the human race by the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal blessedness in Heaven of the redeemed and the eternal punishment of the lost in Hell.
  12. The one holy universal church, which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong.

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