What We Believe

We affirm The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (BFM 2000)

  • The Scriptures - We believe the Bible is the inerrant, infallible, inspired Word of God.  The sixty-six books of the Bible are God's complete revelation to mankind.

  • God - We believe there is only one Living and True God.  God is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver and Ruler of the universe.  "The Eternal Triune God reveals himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being." (BFM 2000)

    • God the Father rules and reigns over the universe with providential care.  God the Father is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving and all-wise.

    • God the Son - Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, is the one mediator, fully God and fully human, who provides reconciliation between God and man.  He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, atoned for our sins by His death on the cross, rose from the dead, and ascended to Heaven.  He currently sits at the right hand of the Father, making intercession on behalf of believers.

    • God the Holy Spirit - "The Holy Spirit is a spirit of God, fully divine.  Through illumination He enables men to understand truth.  He exalts Christ.  He convicts men of sin, righteousness, and of judgement.  He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration.  At the moment of regeneration, He baptizes every believer into the body of Christ.  He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church.  He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service." (BFM 2000)

  • Humanity - Man is created by God to be made in HIs own image.  Humanity is created by God either male or female.  The first humans, Adam and Eve, sinned against God by free choice, therefore, bringing sin into the world.  Because of sin, all of humanity is condemned.  However, by the atoning work of Christ Jesus, humanity can be redeemed.

  • Salvation - Salvation is the gift of redemption offered freely to all men. One can only be saved by repenting of sin and trusting in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

  • Baptism - Baptism is the obedient act of symbolizing the believer's faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Baptism is by immersion after the salvation experience.

  • The Lord's Supper - "The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming." (BFM 2000)