What we believe FOCUS subscribes to the doctrinal basis of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES). The AFES upholds the fundamental truths of the Christian faith, including: 01 Bible The divine inspiration and infallibility of Holy Scripture as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 02 TRINITY The unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead. 03 Sin The universal sinfulness and guilt of humanity since the fall, rendering men and women subject to God’s wrath and condemnation. 04 Jesus’ Birth The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit and his birth by the Virgin Mary. 05 Salvation Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death, as our representative and substitute, of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God. 06 Jesus’ Resurrection The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. 07 Repentance 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. 08 Sanctification The indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the believer. 09 Jesus’ Return The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.