Our Statement of Faith

 

We believe in...

 

The one true God who lives eternally in three persons—the Father, the Son and the

Holy Spirit. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling,

redeeming and judging the world.

 

The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament

Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and

conduct.

 

The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and

care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.

 

The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary;

truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

 

The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin

and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.

 

The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to

the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.

 

The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

 

The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ

through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.

 

The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all

believers—given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God

and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.

 

The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purposes of God, who will

raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal

condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

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Finchamstead Baptist Church
Gorse Ride North
Finchampstead
Berkshire RG40 4ES