What We Believe

 

1.  We believe that the Bible is the infallible and Holy Spirit inspired Word of God

2.   We believe there is only one true living God. He is revealed in three separate persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each person possessing the entire divine essence

3.   We believe that in the beginning it pleased God to create the universe out of nothing, calling everything into being by His Word

4.   We believe that all humankind is by nature dead in sin, guilty before God and incapable of making themselves right with God. Therefore, all are deserving of eternal judgement unless Christ sets them free

5.   We believe that the Son of God, Jesus Christ, voluntarily submitted to the cross and suffered death and rose on the third day from the grave and shall return at the end of the age to judge mankind and angels

6.   We believe the Holy Spirit is the inspirer of Scripture and the One who convicts sinners of their sin

7.   We believe that conversion is the act by which a person, whom God has called, consciously turns to God in repentance and saving faith

8.   We believe that justification is a judicial act of God by which a person's guilt of sin is removed

9.   We believe that the Second Coming of Christ to earth will be at a time known only to God

10. We believe that the Last Judgement will be on a day appointed by God when He will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ

 

For a full version of what we believe, please see “The Baptist Affirmation of Faith 1966”.This is published by Grace Publications Trust, ISBN 0 946462 00 3