What we believe

There are different denominations within the Christian Church. The Jezreel New Testament Church is an independent non-denominational church. We are members of the Evangelical Alliance and our key doctrinal beliefs align with those of the Alliance, as set out below.

We believe in . . .

  • The one true God who lives
    eternally in three persons –
    the Father, the Son and
    the Holy Spirit
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of
    God in creating, sustaining, ruling,
    redeeming and judging
    the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme
    authority of the Old and New
    Testament Scriptures, which are
    the written Word of God – fully
    trustworthy for faith and conduct
  • The dignity of all people, made
    male and female in God’s image to
    love, be holy and care for creation,
    yet corrupted by sin, which incurs
    divine wrath and judgement
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal
    Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – born
    of the virgin Mary; truly divine and
    truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ
    on the cross: dying in our place,
    paying the price of sin and
    defeating evil, so reconciling us
    with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ,
    the first fruits of our resurrection;
    his ascension to the Father, and
    his reign and mediation as the only
    Saviour of the world
  • The justification of sinners solely
    by the grace of God through faith
    in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit,
    who leads us to repentance, unites
    us with Christ through new birth,
    empowers our discipleship and
    enables our witness
  • The church, the body of Christ both
    local and universal, the priesthood of all
    believers — given life by the Spirit and
    endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship
    God and proclaim the gospel, promoting
    justice and love
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus
    Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who
    will raise all people to judgement, bring
    eternal life to the redeemed and eternal
    condemnation to the lost, and establish a
    new heaven and new earth