The Salvation Army is a mainstream Christian Church. Its beliefs are based entirely on the Bible.
Our Doctrines (set of beliefs) are as follows:
We believe that:
- God helped good men to speak and write what is in the Bible, so that from it we may learn the way God means us to live.
- There is only one God, and He is altogether perfect in every way. He is the Creator, Preserver and Governor of all things. We should not worship anyone or anything else.
- God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one God.
- Jesus is both truly God and truly human: he has both God's nature and our nature.
- Our first parents, by their disobedience, lost their sense of God's favour, and came under the power of sin. Because of this we are all inclined to do wrong.
- On the cross Jesus suffered and died for the sins of everyone, so that whoever wants to may be saved.
- To be saved we must be truly sorry for doing wrong and trust in Jesus; then the Holy Spirit will make us new people.
- Salvation is a free gift from God. It is received when we believe in Jesus; and when we are saved we know it.
- To keep good we must trust in Jesus to help us, and we must go on doing as He wants us to do.
- Saved people are given the chance to be used by God to help Him. When they have given themselves to Him fully, they can be given power to serve Him, and be kept from sinning.
- When our bodies die we ourselves go on living in a new and different way. At the end of time, Jesus will judge all people. Those who have chosen Him to be their Saviour will be happy to live with Him as their King forever. Those who have not done so will always be unhappy because they chose what separates them from all that is good and lovely.
You can read more about the beliefs of The Salvation Army here.
As a church, Romford operates around 5 purposes:Bringing pleasure to God through Worship
Experiencing life together through Fellowship
Growing to be more like Christ through Discipleship
Serving one another's needs through Ministry
Sharing the Good News through Mission