Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6
We believe that everything the Bible teaches is ultimately about Jesus. We believe that not only was everything Jesus said truth, but that he is truth himself. We believe Jesus has done everything that is necessary for us to have a relationship with God, and to relate to him as children he loves. We hold the truth about who Jesus is and what he has done for us (this good news is referred to as the gospel) as a central doctrine in our church.
We love Ottawa, but we also recognise that our city offers countless counterfeit gods. Salaries, job titles, qualifications, relationships, sex, charity, morality, the list goes on and on. These can all be good things, however we can easily end up building our entire lives around them. We are prone to treating good things like god things, and they make lousy gods.
Jesus shows us a different way to live - a way that means we don't need to search for our life's purpose, meaning and identity in possessions and experiences. Instead, we find our everything in him.
We believe in...
The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God — fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ — born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will 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.
The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We also support the Confessional Statement of the Gospel Coalition.