Statement of Faith

Christianity is the revelation of God in Jesus Christ and is the religion set forth in the scriptures. Jesus Christ is foretold in the Old Testament, presented in the New Testament and proclaimed by the Christian Church in every age and in every land.

Founded in the interest of offering a Church home to all who confess and believe, Good Hope MCC as a part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches moves in the mainstream of Christianity.

Our faith is based upon the principles outlined in the historic creeds: Apostles and Nicene.

 We believe:

  • In one triune God, omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, one of substance and of three persons: God, our Parent-Creator; Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, God in flesh, human; and the Holy Spirit, God as our Sustainer.

  • That the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, showing forth God to every person though the law and the prophets, and finally, completely and ultimately on earth in the being of Jesus Christ.

  • That Jesus, the Christ, historically recorded as living some 2000 years before this writing, is God incarnate, of human birth, fully God and fully human, and that by being one with God, Jesus has demonstrated once and forever that all people are likewise Children of God, being spiritually made in God's image.

  • That the Holy Spirit is God making known God's love and interest to all people. The Holy Spirit is God, available to and working through all who are willing to place their welfare in God's keeping.

  • Every person is justified by grace to God through faith in Jesus Christ.

  • We are saved from loneliness, despair and degradation through God's gift of grace, as was declared by our Savior. Such grace is not earned, but is a pure gift from a God of pure love. We further commend the community of the faithful to a life of prayer; to seek genuine forgiveness for unkind, thoughtless and unloving acts; and to a committed life of Christian service.

  • The Church serves to bring all people to God through Jesus Christ. To this end, it shall arrange for regular services of worship, prayer, interpretation of the Scriptures, and edification through the teaching and preaching of the Word.

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Good Hope MCC is an inclusive Christian Community in Cape Town, South Africa. Whether you are straight, gay, lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender:
You are made in God's image and are welcome at our Church!