What We Believe

We are a bible-believing
evangelical church of the Baptist denomination. We believe in:

1. The full and verbal inspiration of all the Old Testament and New Testament
Scriptures as originally given, and these alone, being in themselves the
complete Word of God, without error, and wholly reliable in both fact and
doctrine. Their final authority and perpetual sufficiency in all matters of
faith, church order and personal and social conduct.

2. The one true and living God, inexpressibly glorious and infinite in all his
attributes and worthy of all honour, love and obedience. The unity of the Godhead
and divine co-equality of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit eternally.
The Sovereignty of God in creation, providence and redemption.

3. The true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His
real and perfect manhood, the authority of His teaching and the infallibility
of all His utterances. His substitutionary death on the cross as being the
full, sufficient and only atonement for sins. His bodily resurrection, His
ascension into Heaven and His present priestly intercession for His people. His
personal return in glory.

4. The work of the Holy Spirit as essential for a true understanding of the
Scriptures and for regeneration and conversion of the sinner, by leading an
individual to repentance towards God and saving faith in our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. Also, the work of the Holy Spirit for the sanctification of those
regenerated and converted (the redeemed).

5. The radical sinfulness of human nature in consequence of the fall of man
from the original state of perfection in which he was created. By this fall all
mankind is in a state of condemnation and separation from God. Deliverance is
only by the divine work of regeneration and conversion.

6. The justification of the sinner solely by faith, through the atoning merits
of our Lord Jesus Christ.

7. The resurrection of the body. The judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus
Christ. The eternal blessedness of the redeemed. The conscious eternal
punishment of the unrepentant.

8. The observance of the ordinance of baptism of believers by immersion, as
being instituted by Christ, in loving obedience and as an act of witness, but
not as conveying any regenerating grace.

9. The observance of the Lord’s Supper as a commemoration of our Lord’s death
but not as being a sacrifice for sin nor involving any change in the substance
of the bread and wine.