Beliefs

Doctrine

The City Bible Forum seeks to conform all its activities with the teaching of the Bible. The following statements summarise what we understand those teachings to be...

  • The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead
  • The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgement
  • The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct
  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the Fall, rendering mankind subject to God's wrath and condemnation
  • Redemption from guilt, penalty and the power of sin only through the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God
  • The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead who is now the Lord and Judge of all creation
  • The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him or her repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ
  • The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer
  • The one universal Church, which is the body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong
  • The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ

Our rationale

There are two key reasons why the City Bible Forum works in the major business districts of Australia.

It's a matter of spiritual life and death

  • Jesus says "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life because God's wrath remains on him" (John 3:36)

The major business districts are a key place to reach those who don't follow Jesus

  • People spend so much time at work: Many of our waking hours are spent in the workplace
  • The workplace is an easy place to build relationships: In the workplace, goodwill and trust is built up through working and socialising together
  • People at work get to see what Christians are really like: Negative pre-conceptions are broken down as people see the 'fruit of the Spirit' at close quarters
  • There is a concentration of people in the major business districts: Activities are more likely to succeed because there are so many potential participants nearby