- There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Unchangeable in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love he created and sustains all things according to the purpose of his sovereign will and for his glory.
- The divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. The Holy Spirit continually illumines the minds of God’s people in every culture to perceive its truth freshly through their own eyes and in their own context.
- All men and women, created in the image of God, have inherent and equal dignity and worth. The Bible does not presuppose the superiority of any culture, race or nationality to another, but evaluates all cultures according to its own criteria of truth and righteousness.
- As a result of the fall, every aspect of human nature, and all life in this world has been corrupted by sin. Every person is therefore subject to the wrath of God and under the just condemnation of the judgement of God.
- The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father.
- Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a substitutionary and atoning sacrifice, triumphing over all evil and turning away the wrath of God. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ God was reconciling the whole world to himself.
- Jesus Christ was resurrected bodily, on the third day as the first fruits of our resurrection and the inauguration of the new and future age, now broken into this world in history. Jesus then ascended to the Father, where now he sits at His right hand as our king and mediator. One day Christ shall return, personally and visibly, to complete his saving work and to consummate the eternal plan of God.
- Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. The justification of sinners is solely by the grace of God alone and through faith in Christ alone. There is only one Saviour and only one gospel. There is no other name by which we must be saved.
- Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for the salvation of lost and sinful people. The work of the Holy Spirit unites us with Christ through the new birth, enables us to understand the Scriptures, empowers us for godly living, applies the work of salvation to us and equips us for service and witness
- The Church is the body of Christ both local and universal. The church is a redeemed community of God’s people sent into the world as the Father sent the Son. The task of the church as God’s redeemed and sent people is to proclaim and to demonstrate the gospel of grace and the kingship of Jesus to the ends of the earth in word and in deed. Actively seeking the good of all, especially the poor and the needy. The Church is at the very centre of God’s cosmic purpose and is his appointed means of spreading the gospel.
- The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, to 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. This future kingdom has now broken in through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We experience this kingdom now in part, in weakness and in hiddenness but at the return of Christ in fullness and in glory.
Isisphambano Centre for Biblical Justice affirms the both The Lausanne Covenant and The Grand Rapids Report on Evangelism and Social Responsibility as providing the fundamental framework within which we position ourselves theologically and missiologically.
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