The Maleny Presbyterian Church is committed to the ancient heritage of true-to-the-Bible theology. We believe in the authority, sufficiency and necessity of God's revealed Word, the Bible, for all of life. We earnestly strive to follow Christ and His apostles. We believe that the purest human expression of Scriptural doctrines is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith.
We believe that salvation is by God's drawing people to Jesus by His Holy Spirit. He convinces them of their sin and enlightens them so that they repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as He is offered in the Gospel.
- We believe in the Trinity. There is one God who exists eternally in three Persons--the Father, acting alone, who saves His people by the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one in power and glory.
- We believe in the full divinity and the full humanity of Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. He is the fullest and final revelation of God to mankind.
- We believe that Jesus Christ, as the eternal Son of God, became man, lived, died and rose again to atone for the sins of those who trust Him alone for their salvation. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and mankind.
- We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is our infallible and divine authority in all matters of faith and life.
- We believe that God's Holy Spirit gives Christians the daily strength and wisdom they need to walk according to His will and to grow in holiness.
- We believe that all people are sinners and are unable to save themselves or even co-operate with God in efforts to earn their salvation.
- We believe that Jesus Christ shall return personally, visibly and bodily to judge all mankind and to receive His people unto Himself.
Additionally, we believe the following regarding the application of the above doctrine into our present culture:
- We believe it biblical to focus on taking the teachings of Jesus to wherever people are and not expect them to come to us.
We believe in the use of the five-fold gifts of Christ to the church (Ephesians 4:7-16) and seek to utilise them all in the work of our church.
We believe that the intimate settings of small groups best brings out the desired results of Christian fellowship, discipleship, evangelism and maturity.
Worshipping together in larger groups is desirable and expected.
Just so that you can picture graphically what the above doctrine is focussed on, look at this:
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