We believe that the Bible is the inspired
Word of God
, and that it shows us what
God is like and what he expects of us.
We also believe that Jesus Christ became
the Word of God in a body
, and that we
should accept and follow his teaching.
So what did he teach?
Firstly, he taught some things about
himself. He said he was “the Way, the
Truth, and the Life”
. He said, “I and the
Father are one”
, identifying himself with
the God of the universe. He called himself
. He said, “I am the bread of life.”
Then, he taught some things about us. He
said that we must be ‘born again’
involves repenting (which means to change
the direction of our lives) and believing
(putting our trust in) Jesus
Thirdly, he taught how we can live a life
pleasing to God. His famous sermon on
the mount – addressing issues like anger,
relationships, promises, giving, prayer, and
anxiety – is just one notable example
He did, of course, teach a lot more than
this! We explore some of the basics of the
Christian faith on our Alpha courses.
As a Baptist church, we also subscribe to
the BU Statement of Principle.
2 Timothy 3:16
What we believe - in a little more detail