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Statement of faith

The following statements outline those aspects of Christian belief which Above Bar Church holds to be foundational.

This page gives the detail of the basis of faith of Above Bar Church. You can also read more about why we believe the message of Christianity »

We believe in

  • one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit as revealed in Scripture and in the sovereignty and grace of God in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement
  • the divine inspiration and consequent infallibility of Scripture as originally given and in its final authority in all matters of faith and conduct
  • the responsibility of every Christian believer to seek to live under the authority of Scripture and in loving relationships with fellow Christians
  • the dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image, to love, be holy and care for creation
  • the universal sinfulness and guilt of the human race in consequence of the fall and our liability to God’s wrath and judgement
  • Jesus Christ, the virgin-born incarnate Son of God and his sacrificial death in our place as the sole and all-sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences
  • the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and his ascension into heaven
  • the justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith alone
  • the illuminating, convicting, regenerating, indwelling, sanctifying and empowering work of God the Holy Spirit in every believer
  • one universal church comprising all believers as the body of which Christ is the head, expressed locally in terms of committed fellowship, worship, service, care and mission
  • the responsibility of all believers, both individually and collectively, to share their faith actively with others everywhere
  • the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory, in final judgement, the eternal punishment of the unsaved and the eternal fellowship of believers with Christ in a new heaven and a new earth


Above Bar Church, Southampton

City 69 Above Bar Street
Southampton SO14 7FE

023 8022 8275
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