We talk too about the free grace of God that is available to all in Christ. We believe the only way for any of us to be justified before God is to abandon reliance on our own achievements and performance and instead, to put our faith in the performance and achievements of Jesus. We believe in the reality and power of the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit in the human heart. Anyone and everyone can be made new.
Our worldview is the big story of the Bible. This story begins with ‘Creation’ and ‘Fall’ before unfolding God’s plan of ‘Redemption’ and ‘New Creation’ in Christ.
Above all, we are concerned to know God himself. We acknowledge that he formed us for himself, and that our hearts will always be restless until they find their rest in him.
We stand therefore firmly in the mainstream of historic, orthodox Christianity, tracing our heritage back through the Evangelical Fathers of the Eighteenth Century, the Reformed Confessions of the Seventeenth Century, and the great ecumenical creeds of the early church, to the Bible itself.
The Doctrinal Basis of the Church is as follows:
The divine inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures.
The unity of the Godhead, and the Trinity of the persons therein.
The full deity and humanity of Christ Jesus. The sole sufficiency of His atoning work, in His death and resurrection, for the salvation of the human race, and His personal return in glory.
The utter depravity of human nature in consequence of the fall.
The justification of the sinner is by faith alone.
The essential work of the Holy Spirit, in conviction, conversion and sanctification.
The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body and the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ.
The divine institution of the Christian Ministry, and the obligation and perpetuity of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
For more detail we look to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. Read it here.