Moreland Christian Church exists to carry on the mission that Jesus Christ gave to His church nearly 2000 years ago. Our mission statement is:
"To make disciples of Jesus Christ from every nation,
baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
and teaching them to obey all that Jesus Christ has commanded."
Everything that we do at Moreland Christian Church is done in order to fulfil this mission.
The Bible, the Word of God, contains all the statements of belief we hold to. Below is a summary of some of the foundational beliefs revealed in the Bible. In simple form they are:
- The Bible - it is the infallible and authoritative Word of God.
- God - there is one God who eternally exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- Jesus Christ - He is God the Son who came to Earth in human form.
- The Holy Spirit - God's Spirit who achieves His purpose in the world and in the church.
- The fall of mankind - mankind's relationship with God is broken because of sin.
- The plan of salvation - our relationship with God is restored because of Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection. We must believe in Jesus Christ and repent of our sins in order to receive forgiveness of sin and have a restored relationship with God.
- The old and new covenants - we are no longer under the Law of Moses but under the Law of Jesus Christ.
- The new life and the work of the Holy Spirit - the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian from the moment they believe, or have faith, in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit empowers the Christian to live a life that is holy, fruitful, obedient and pleasing to God.
- Sin and the new life - genuine repentance from sin will be forgiven by God.
- Baptism - Jesus Christ has commanded all Christians to be baptised in water.
- The Lord's Supper - Jesus Christ has commanded all Christians to take the Lord's Supper.
- The church - all Christians everywhere form the church, and work together to do God's will.
- The second coming of Jesus Christ - Jesus Christ will return to Earth at the end of the age.
- The resurrection, final judgement and eternal state - all people will be resurrected, and our eternal destination of either Heaven or Hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Angels - spiritual beings created by God to do His will.
- Marriage - the lifelong union between one man and one woman, with God-appointed roles for both.
- Church leadership - each local church is led by a group of male pastor-elders.
- Creation - God created the universe in 6 days as described in Genesis 1 and 2.
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