Our Beliefs

The Bible

We believe in the divine inspiration of the Bible and its consequent entire trust-worthiness and supreme authority in all matters of  faith and living.

The Trinity

We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three person, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that these three persons are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.

The Lord Jesus

We Are

We consider the Bible as the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

Evangelical

We believe and seek the pentecostal experience as described in the book of Acts.

Pentecostal
Protestant

We do not acknowledge the authority of the Pope.

We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his Virgin birth, in his real and complete humanity, in his sinless life and in his authoritative teaching. In his substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, in his heavenly intercesiona and in his second coming to receive the Church.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the person and the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in the conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification and in the baptism in the Holy Spirit.

Mankind

We believe in the universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen humanity, making it subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

The Church

We believe in the priesthood of all believers and that all who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit are members of Christ's Church. Membership of a Church at a local level is essential as part of our commitment to Christ and is necessary for spiritual nurturing, fellowship, worship and growth.

The Return of Christ

We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.

Salvation

We believe in the substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God, as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin, and from its eternal consequences. we believe that the sinner is justified solely by the grace of God, through faith in Christ, incarnated, crucified and risen from the dead.

The Ministry

We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in his Church and in the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.

The Ordinances

We believe in the baptism of believers by immersion and in the commemoration of Christ's death by observance of the Lord's supper

The Future State

We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.

The Beacon Elim Pentecostal Church, Park Road, Blackburn, BB2 3DJ