Our Beliefs

What we believe

We believe:

In the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original autographs as fully inspired of God and inerrant and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.

That man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are guilty before God.

That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the Scriptures and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.

In the personal and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

That all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and are thereby made children of God.

In the bodily resurrection both of the just and unjust; the eternal blessedness of the redeemed in the presence of God, and the eternal damnation into hell of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.

That the one true church of our Lord Jesus Christ as distinguished from the state is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit, that the local church on earth should take its character from the conception of the church spiritual and, therefore, that the new birth and confession of Christ are essential to church membership.

That the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s supper, to be observed as acts of obedience and as perpetual witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith. That baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ in burial and resurrection and that the Lord’s Supper is the partaking of bread and wine symbolizing the Savior’s body and blood in remembrance of His sacrificial death until He comes again.

In the priesthood of all believers.

In the indwelling and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer and in the church.

The Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 as the document which explains in detail the things most surely believed amongst us.