Defining exactly what evangelicals believe might take a lot space and still not cover everything. Here is a set of core beliefs that cover much of what we at KBC believe to be central. Further information about what it means to be ‘Evangelical’ can be found on the Evangelical Alliance website.
An Evangelical believes in:
- God as sovereign in Three Persons; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, being three Persons but one God, sovereign in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement;
- The divine inspiration of the Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
- The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen mankind, making us subject to God’s wrath and condemnation;
- The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin, and from its everlasting consequences;
- Justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith alone in Christ crucified and risen bodily from the dead;
- The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling, sanctifying and empowering work of God the Holy Spirit;
- The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world;
- The importance of the local church for spiritual growth, fellowship and service; the divine institution of the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper;
- The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.