Our Beliefs

The Quarry Church – What We Believe

We believe:

1. In the One, and yet Triune, almighty and only God, the Author of all creation who is manifested in the Persons of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 1 John 5:7)

2. That Jesus Christ of Nazareth described in the New Testament of the Holy Bible is the Son of God, (John 1:1 – 3, 14). He is the Messiah who was prophesied about in the Old Testament of the Bible (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23, 16:13 - 17; John 1:49)

3. That all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and that Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners who call upon Him and there is salvation in no one else but Him (1 Timothy 1:15; Acts 4:12; John 14:6; Romans 3:23; 10:13). This experience of salvation through confession of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord is biblically referred to as being ‘born again’ (John 3:3 - 7)

4. In the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, His historical death on a cross, as well as His physical, bodily resurrection after three days and three nights, His ascension into Heaven, the imminent catching away of His church by Him unto Himself in the clouds referred to as the Rapture, and His subsequent second advent to the earth. (Matthew 27:26 - 28:10; Mark 15:15 - 16:14; Luke 23:23 - 24:43; John 19:16 - 20:29)

5. In the resurrection of both the just and the unjust, the latter to eternal punishment, and the former to eternal reward (Matthew 13:40 - 43; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:46; John 5:28 - 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:4 - 15)

6. In the Creation account detailed in the Biblical book of Genesis and that this account ultimately forms the foundation of all Christian belief for example in explaining the need for a Saviour following the fall of man (Genesis 2:16 - 17, 3:6 - 24; Romans 5:12; 1 Corinthians 15:22, 45)

7. In God’s creation of only two separate, distinct, immutable genders, male and female (Genesis 5:1 – 2; Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6)

8. In the sanctity of marriage and its immutable definition as a union before God, between one biological man and one biological woman, a three-fold cord for mutual friendship, fellowship and support, procreation and the formation of a family. (Genesis 2:18-25; Matthew 19:3-8; Mark 10:2-9; Ephesians 5:31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Malachi 2:15)

9. In regular partaking of bread and wine as a community of believers in remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ and as a declaration of His death, burial and resurrection and all that it avails us of. This is often referred to as the Lord’s Supper or as Holy Communion. In this same vein also we believe in the regular assembling of ourselves together as a local community of believers in Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:26 - 29; Mark 14:22 - 24; Luke 22:19 - 20; 1 Corinthians 11:17 - 34)

10. In the doctrine of baptisms, that is water baptism by immersion as an outward sign of repentance and salvation from sin, as well as the baptism in the Holy Spirit as a separate experience from salvation. We believe that the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the endowment with power from on high for Christian witness that was spoken of by the prophet Joel, John the Baptist, as well as the Lord Jesus Christ Himself (Joel 2:28 - 29; Luke 24:49; John 14:16 - 17, 26, 15:26, 16:7, 13 - 15; Acts 1:4 - 5, 8, 2:1 - 4, 16 - 21, 38 - 39)

11. In the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit described in the first epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians (Acts 10:44 - 46, 19:1 - 6, 1 Corinthians 12:7 - 10)

12. In the completeness and inerrancy of the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible, (thirty-nine books in the Old Testament and twenty-seven in the New Testament) as well as in the study of these books as the complete Canon, the living Word of God that can neither be added to nor subtracted from (2 Timothy 2:15; Revelation 22:18 - 19).

13. In the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ as incumbent upon every Christian to go into the entire world and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18 – 19; Mark 16:15 – 16; Luke 24:46 – 47)