WHAT WE BELIEVE
The core convictions of Myton Church are summarised in our Statement of faith.
The Bible, consisting of both Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God. Through it God speaks to us, and every word is reliable and trustworthy. It is our supreme authority for what we believe and practise.
THE HUMAN RACE
Everyone is made in the image of God and therefore is born with equal dignity and worth. However, as a result of disobedience by Adam, the father of the human race, everyone is now corrupted in nature and a sinner by both nature and choice. The human race is thus subject to God’s righteous wrath and condemnation.
There is only one God, eternally existing as three co-equal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. God is sovereign in creation, revelation, redemption and judgement.
Salvation cannot be earned or deserved. It is God’s free gift, given when a person repents and believes in Jesus Christ alone as Saviour and Lord. The benefits of this gracious salvation include the complete forgiveness of sins, adoption into God’s family, the gift of the Holy Spirit and eternal life.
The Lord Jesus Christ, God’s eternal Son, became human. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life as our pattern and example. He came to be the Saviour of the world, and to destroy the works of the devil. Through his substitutionary death there is freedom from the guilt and penalty of sin.
On the third day after his crucifixion he was raised bodily from death, and in his risen glorified body he ascended into heaven to the right hand of God the Father. There he continues as mediator and intercessor. He will return one day to earth to be the judge and ruler of all, receiving the redeemed into eternal glory, and establishing God’s just condemnation upon the impenitent.
There is one universal church, the Body of Christ, to which all true believers belong. Christ is the Head of the Church. It is his design that there should be local churches made up of true believers, committed to the praise and worship of God, the upbuilding of each other in love, and the evangelisation of the world.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
It is the work of God the Holy Spirit to convict people of sin, to impart spiritual life and to glorify Christ, producing in the believer increasing likeness to Jesus in character and behaviour. The Holy Spirit lives in all those he has regenerated, gifting and empowering them for witness to the world.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to gather those who have believed in him, both those who have died and those who are still alive. He will bring to completion our salvation and establish his kingdom of justice and truth.