We believe the gospel [good news] that Jesus of Nazareth who was put to death on a cross in Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago has been raised by God to deathless life and given all authority in heaven and earth, including the authority to judge and forgive. Taught by the gospel we believe the death Jesus suffered was no accident, but a God given sacrifice for our sins, where Jesus died the death we deserved for our rebellion against God, dying in our place to give us life. He could do this for He is God’s eternal Son who took on our life for this very purpose. In coming to know Jesus as God’s Son we have also been brought to know God the Father who sent the Son into the world, and God the Spirit whom the Father entrusted to the Son to pour out on those who trust Him. Thus we confess One God, Father, Son and Spirit, the Creator of all there is. In trusting Jesus by believing His gospel we have come to know for ourselves what He has promised to those who trust Him – forgiveness of sin, peace with God, the gift of His Spirit, adoption as His children, and the hope of eternal life. That life will be manifest when Jesus returns in glory to usher in the final judgement and the new heaven and earth.