Our beliefs

Anthropological understanding:

Whilst the IFTCC advocates for scientific integrity and research objectivity its anthropological approach is based on a Judaeo-Christian understanding of the human body, marriage and family. More specifically it promotes the following beliefs:

We believe in

§ The One true God who is the Eternal King, Creator, and Redeemer of all that is and that He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. We understand He has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent One, one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit who seeks true relationship with man, manifesting His love, grace, mercy and power to all who will receive Him.

§ The spiritual unity of the Church, which consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ, as understood in the Nicene Creed.

§ The divine inspiration of the Old and New Testaments as Holy Scriptures, the written Word of God, which is fully trustworthy for faith and conduct in holy living and right relationships as historically interpreted and understood by the Church over the centuries.

§ The Lord Jesus Christ, the only unique Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, God’s Anointed One, the Saviour of humankind. We believe in God’s redeeming love and His saving grace through faith in Jesus Christ and the ongoing, indwelling sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit in every believer.

§ The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image, to love, be holy and care for one another and creation. Our belief is founded upon the Judeo-Christian ethic, not the notions of today’s secular humanists.  We understand the believer’s body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, key to spiritual development and maturity and likewise foundational in the institution of marriage, as designed by God between a male and female. Outside of holy matrimony, all sexual relationships, regardless of preference, fall short of the glory of God. However, the ministry of the church, like that of Jesus Christ, is not to condemn but to reconcile man to God and provide a spiritual home where believers and seekers can find sensitive support for issues of sexual sin and brokenness, including homosexuality.

§ The present-day ministry of the risen Lord Jesus Christ, at the right hand of God, who intercedes for us as Head of the Church, our High Priest, Great Shepherd and Mediator of God’s covenant with man. The Gospel is the message of good news to all and true ministry comes from a heart overflowing in God’s unconditional love and truth.

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