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Doctrinal Basis

Christian Unions Ireland is founded on the central truths of biblical Christianity as outlined in our doctrinal basis.

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We are a non–denominational organisation that brings together Christians from all cultures, languages and Christian traditions, and as such, the doctrinal basis of the Fellowship shall be those fundamental truths of Christianity as revealed in Holy Scripture set out in this clause:

  • 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 everyone subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
  • The full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God; his virgin birth and his real and sinless humanity; his death on the cross, his bodily resurrection and his present reign in heaven and earth.
  • Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death once and for all time of our representative and substitute, Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and humanity.
  • Justification as God’s act of undeserved mercy, in which sinners are pardoned all their sins and accepted as righteous in God’s sight, only because of the righteousness of Christ imputed to them, this justification being received by faith alone.
  • The need for the Holy Spirit to make the work of Christ effective to individual sinners, granting them repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ.
  • The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in all those thus regenerated, producing in them an increasing likeness to Christ in character and behaviour, and empowering them for their witness in the world.
  • The one holy universal church which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong.
  • The future personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge everyone, executing God’s just condemnation on the impenitent and receiving the redeemed to eternal glory.