Core Beliefs & Doctrine

What we at CCCV believe

The Bible

That the Bible is the inspired and therefore infallible and inerrant Word of God, the necessary and complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and it is the final authority for Christian faith and life.

God

In the one true and living God, eternally existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that the triune God is the creator, the sustainer, and the ruler of all creation, but is prior to, and distinct from it.

Humanity

That the first man, Adam, was created by God in His image, but fell from his original state by sinning against God, and hence incurred upon himself and all of humanity the guilt of sin, condemnation, and death; therefore, all humanity is in need of salvation, but are totally incapable of saving themselves.

The Fall

That after the fall, God in His mercy and love, made provision for man’s redemption through the establishment of the covenant of grace with His people by the promise and the actual giving of the Saviour Jesus Christ, whom to believe is justification and life.

Jesus Christ

That Jesus Christ is the Son of God, sent by the Father, begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary; that He lived a sinless and obedient life, suffered and died on the cross vicariously for the sins of His people, even those who believe in Him; that God raised Him from the dead, exalted Him both as Lord and Christ, and gave Him the promise of the Holy Spirit for His Church.

Salvation

That men are saved by grace through faith in Christ in response to the Gospel preached, or otherwise presented, in the power of the Holy Spirit, through whom ransomed sinners become the Sons of God and heirs of eternal life. That Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man; through Him and only through Him the believer has access to the Father.

Sanctification

That every believer is a new creature in Christ, and is called to walk in the Spirit, to die to sin, and to live in righteousness, and so as to display the fruit of the Spirit, conforming himself to the image of Christ; that good works are the fruit of the Christian life, and of themselves are not ways of justification.

The Church

That the Church consisting of all true believers, being Christ’s own and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, is the body of Christ, the invisible Church; that the Church is holy, universal and one in Christ; that the invisible Church manifests itself in the visible Church, the local congregations consisting of all who profess to believe in Christ and are baptized; that as the people of God and a kingdom of priests, the Church is called to grow unto the stature of the fullness of Christ and to fulfil her missionary task through the exercise of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, in worship, preaching, sacraments, fellowship, discipline, and service. In the priesthood of all believers, and parity of the ministers and the laity.

The End Times

That in the last day, as the consummation of redemption, Christ will come again personally and visibly to the earth to judge the living and the dead; that there will be a bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believers through the Holy Spirit unto the inheritance of eternal life, and of the unbelievers unto eternal punishment; and that a new heaven and a new earth will be ushered in.