Freedom Church believes in the authority of God’s word the Bible, and we aim to carry out all that we do in a manner consistent with what the Bible teaches. We aim to live out the expectations and priorities of church life as you can see it in the pages of the New Testament.
We recognise the good news of Jesus Christ to be the most important message in all history, and the proclamation of it, in word and deed, is central to all we do.
We expect and experience the ongoing power and work of the Holy Spirit in our church life. We believe the church is not merely an institution, or a building, but a living, vibrant community on a mission to see transformation in society by the power of Jesus.
Statement of Beliefs
There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator, and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving, and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent, one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
The Bible is the inspired, only infallible, and authoritative Word of God.
Humankind was created in the image of God to know and enjoy Him, yet we wilfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death, and judgment entered the world, causing all of creation to experience the effects and consequences of sin.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected, and ascended into heaven. He is alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man”. He has raised us up those who believe in Him to be seated with Him in heavenly realms, now.
We are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing, and receiving Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. The Holy Spirit, convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
We rely on the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live holy and minister supernaturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8 and 2:4 is poured out on believers that they might have power to be witnesses.
The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy; including sin, lies, disease, sickness, and torment.
The Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave His church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, discipling the nations, baptising and teaching them to love and obey God.
We believe in the ever-increasing government of God and in the glorious visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His overcoming bride, His church. There will be a resurrection and judgment of both believers and unbelievers.
We recognise that God is continually restoring truths and light to His Church. We therefore place no limit on further revelation; however, each must be substantiated according to the Scriptures.