Belief Statement

88fm has been established and is operated by the Bible Sharing Trust.  The founding Trustee declare and affirm :-

i. The Bible is the inspired and only infallible authoritative word of God. (2  Timothy 3:16-17)
ii. There is only one God, eternal and self existent, made known to man as the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1-2)
iii. Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  (John 1:1,   Luke 1:34-35)
iv. Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood as a sacrifice for our sins. He rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God.  (Romans 4:25, 1 Corinthians 15:4, Colossians 3:1)
v. Man was created in the image of God, but sinned. (Genesis 1:26, Genesis 3:17, 1 Corinthians 15:22)
vi. Man can be saved only through personal faith in Jesus Christ. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for personal salvation.(Ephesians 2:8-9, John 3:3-7)
vii. Baptism identifies us with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  (Romans 6:3-4)
viii. The Holy Spirit imparts spiritual gifts to individual believers for the common good of the body of Christ, His church. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Romans 12:4-8)
 ix. The Holy Spirit’s ministry is to glorify Christ and to enable the believer to become more Christ-like. (John 16:14, 2 Corinthians 3:18)
 x. The Church is the historic and universal body of believers. There is one body and one Spirit, just as we were called in one hope of our calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.  (Ephesians 4:4-6)
xi. We believe in the personal, literal second coming of Jesus Christ to judge both the living and the dead. (1Thessalonians 4:16-17, Zechariah 14:14, Acts 10:42)
xii. Believers will be resurrected to everlasting life in heaven and the unbeliever to eternal punishment. (Revelation 20:11-15)
 xiii. The Christian duty is to spread the word and knowledge of God by all means and at every opportunity to the glory of God, and to love one’s neighbour as one’s self.  (Matthew 28:19-20 ,  John 15:12)