UCLF aims within its Christian context to demonstrate the highest standards of spiritual, ethical and professional integrity and practice in its operations and life. It is assumed and expected that all members, employees and volunteers of the UCLF will exhibit this ethos and aspiration in their personal, public, and private conduct and discourse. The UCLF statement of faith as provided for in the Schedule of its Constitution is to help the members, staff and volunteers to develop a Godly character, exhibit professional integrity to the glory of Christ and His Kingdom. Briefly UCLF believes in;
The Bible is God’s Word, written by men divinely inspired, and the supreme infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct. Man’s customs, traditions and opinions should not supersede the authority of the Bible (John 1:1-3, 2 Timothy 3:16).
The True God
- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit (I Timothy 1:17, John 1:14, John 4:24).
- We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power. We rejoice that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves us from sin all who come to him through Jesus Christ (Leviticus 11:44; Psalm 39; Psalm 50:1).
- We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of God who was conceived of the Holy Spirit by virgin birth, who was sinless in His life and who through His death made atonement for the sins of the world. We believe in His resurrection, His ascension, His role as our Mediator before God and His future return to the world (John 3:16, Luke. 31-32, John. 1:14,Acts 8:37, John. 14:3).
- We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, whose ministry is to glorify Christ, to convince the world of sin, and to regenerate, indwell, sanctify, comfort, encourage and empower those who believe in Christ (John. 6:62, 15:26, 16:7-14, John.5:1, Romans. 8:9, Romans. 13:16, I Peter 1:2, I Corinthians. 12:7-11).
Salvation and Forgiveness
We believe that all people by nature and by choice are lost sinners and can only be saved by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, through faith and not only by works. We believe in the resurrection from the dead of the believer to everlasting life and the blessedness and joy with the Lord in heaven, and of the unbeliever to everlasting punishment and separation from God in Hell (John 3:16, 5:28- 29, Romans 5:8-12, John 17:3, Ephesians 2:1-9, Titus 3:5, Revelation 20:11-15).
We believe in the Church as a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and of which all regenerated people are members (Colossians 1:18). The transformation of believers and social improvement are inevitable by-products of the Gospel and discipleship.
The Relationship between Church and State
We believe that all Christians should be faithful citizens and obedient to the State, in upholding and maintaining its laws. Governments are ordained by God. We believe that every human being is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith. At the same time every church must cooperate with, uphold and implement the civil laws of Government, seeing that they are for the good of the people. (Matthew 2:21, Acts 6:1-7, Romans. 13:1-7, 14: 7-12, Titus 3:1, I Peter 2:13-14).