Our beliefs

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We are a reformed (Calvinistic) church with links to Baptist churches and independent churches across Cornwall and beyond. We follow the 1689 Baptist Confession.

What must I do to be saved?

This is the most important question that we can ask!  The Bible urges us to ask God to forgive us our sins and to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour with all our heart. Jesus was willing to die on the cross in the place of whoever puts their trust in him.

The following truths are preached at Falmouth Evangelical Church:

1) There is only one God

2)  God has three distinct persons- Father Son and Holy Spirit all equal and eternal.

3) God made this whole universe in six days and rested on the seventh establishing the importance of distinguishing  one day a week to be his in a special way.

4) Mankind was included in the acts of Creation and the first man and woman were given a special dignity by being made in God’s image. This makes human life very precious.

5) Sadly the first man and first woman chose to disobey God’s commands and  their conscience and suffered spiritual death as a consequence.

6) Ever since then, with just one exception,  everyone has been born ‘dead to God’ in what the Bible describes as trespasses and sins.

7) The one exception is Jesus himself. He was and always is fully divine but in the Bible’s words ‘The Word became flesh  and dwelt amongst us’. He was born of Mary, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb. He would save the world, thus fulfilling many Old Testament prophecies.

8) Having been born perfect- the only person ever born so- Jesus  remained absolutely perfect through his whole life. He was never guilty of one act of sin, one wrong thought or attitude.

9) Having lived such a perfect life he offered himself to God by dying upon a cross paying a ransom price to bring people back to God.

10) When he was dying, he bore the pains of hell upon his own soul as well as the physical suffering of the cross.

11) Having been buried he rose physically from the dead and appeared to his disciples at different times before ascending to heaven.

12) God the Holy Spirit came to dwell with and to guide the church in Jesus’ place on the day of Pentecost.

13) One day Jesus will return to this world and will issue the end of history as we know it and the judgement of every human being by God.

14) Both heaven and hell are equally places of eternal duration – one of conscious enjoyment of God and rejoicing in Christ, the other of conscious loss and ruin and punishment.

15) The Gospel (the news of Jesus’ coming and all his work and life) is to be made known to all as widely as possible and offers salvation to all who believe.

16) Because of the sin, without God’s intervention no-one would believe. God therefore works to save through the work of the Holy Spirit bringing us to new birth.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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