What we believe
Lausanne Free Church, which is in the historical line of the Christian Church, values
the great historical creeds of the Church such as the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene
Creed, Athanasius’ Creed, the Chalcedonian Creed, the Westminster Confession of Faith
and the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.
We believe in:
- The unity and equality of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
- The sovereignty of God in His works of creation, providence and redemption.
- The divine inspiration, preservation and entire trustworthiness of Holy Scripture,
and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- The universal sinfulness and guilt of all men since the fall, rendering them subject
to God's wrath and condemnation.
- The incarnation and sinlessness of the eternal Son of God and His two distinct natures
- true God and true Man - in one person.
- The redemption from the guilt, penalty and dominion of sin, solely through the sacrificial
death of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- The bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension
to the right hand of God the Father.
- The justification of the sinner by the grace of God, through faith alone.
- The work of regeneration (new birth) by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
- The holy and universal Church, which is the body of Christ and to which all true
- The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Recognising that we live in an age when Bible believing Christians take different
views on certain subjects, we set out below 5 distinctive doctrines that Lausanne
Free Church teaches. Believers who take a different view on these subjects are most
welcome to join us for worship and to take communion.
- The creation of the universe in 6 days (Genesis 1-2). Please click here to find out
- The doctrines of grace. Please click here to find out more.
- Believers’ baptism (Acts 2:38-39)
- Whilst we believe God can heal today we believe that the sign gifts of prophecy,
speaking in tongues and healing have ceased. Please click here to find out more.
- The leadership of the church is in the hands of men called to be elders (one of whom
is the pastor) and deacons (1 Timothy 3:1-13, Ephesians 4:11).
If you have any questions about what we believe contact the pastor.