What is the Christian Union?
The Christian union is a group of Christian students who meet at Deakin University to:
1. Connect IN – Connecting in by meeting with fellow Christians to support and strengthen each other so that we might stand firm in our faith.
2. Connect UP – Connecting up with our creator God through prayer and the study of his word.
3. Connect OUT – Connecting out by spreading the good news of Jesus to those on campus, and through training students to be equipped to take this good news to the ends of the earth.
We believe that to be a Christian means you have a right relationship with God. As we are a group that is a part of the AFES we uphold the fundamental truths of the Christian faith including:
- The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
- The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
- The universal sinfulness and guilt of humanity since the fall, rendering men and women subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
- The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth by the Virgin Mary.
- Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only though the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
- The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
- The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective in the individual sinner, granting him or her repentance towards God, and faith in Jesus Christ.
- The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
- The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.