What We Believe
Cadoxton Methodist Church belongs to the family of Methodist Churches in the United Kingdom and the world. Methodism has its roots in the 18th Century when two brothers, John and Charles Wesley, felt God telling them that salvation and freedom from sin should be available to all not just the select few.
John Wesley went on to become an inspiring and charismatic preacher whilst his brother Charles wrote around 6000 hymns! A large number of Charles Wesley’s hymns are still sung in Methodist churches throughout the world and are also used by many other denominations.
“All need to be saved; All can be saved, All can know they are saved; All can be saved to the uttermost (or completely)" is a traditional summary of Methodist teaching and one which we at Cadoxton certainly agree with. At Cadoxton we believe that;
The Bible is the word of God, inspired by Him and our authority in all matters relating to how we should live our lives. It is without error and can be fully relied upon for faith and conduct ‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.’ 2 Timothy 3 verses 16-17.
Jesus Christ was born to a virgin, lived a completely sinless life, was tried, crucified and died on a cross, was buried in a sealed tomb, rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven. He will come back to the earth again to reign in power and majesty. Jesus is the Son of God.
The Trinity being Father (God), Son (Jesus Christ) and Holy Spirit show the unity of God in three persons.
Those people who accept that they have sinned and who accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour will go to heaven to be with him when they die and live forever but;
No-one can get to heaven by their own efforts -
‘All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’. Romans 3 verse 23. There is only one way that we can get to heaven and this is by believing that Jesus Christ was born, lived, died and rose again so that anyone who accepts and trusts that Jesus died for them, will receive eternal life.
John 3 verse 16 says that, ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life’. This is central to what we believe at Cadoxton.