We believe that the best expression of the teachings of the Bible is described by the name “Reformed”, which we understand to mean teach the Primacy of God in salvation, church life, and the world.
We strictly subscribe to the 1689 London Baptist Confession and therefore consider it to describe our doctrinal stance. Some of the critical points and distinctives of our doctrinal stance include:
- There is one God, eternally existing in three persons, who created all things and upholds all things by His perfect will.
- That the Holy Scripture is the only certain and infallible source of all saving knowledge, that God has revealed Himself and His will to the church through the Scriptures.
- Man is thoroughly sinful and in need of salvation through a personal redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Salvation is by grace alone through faith in Christ’s finished work on the cross to atone for man’s sins.
- Christ is Lord over all of the Christian’s life, so that the duty of each Christian is to live for God’s glory, submitting to His will as it is revealed in the Scriptures.
- The blessed hope of every Christian is the personal, visible, and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The expectation of the second advent of Christ, far from encouraging speculation, has a purifying effect on the life and conduct of true believers.
- We believe in elder rule.
- We believe in adult baptism by immersion.
- We believe that membership in a biblical church is essential in the life of a Christian.
- We believe in keeping the Ten Commandments, including keeping the Lord’s Day.
Some of our key distinctive practices and beliefs are summarized in the booklet “What is a Reformed Baptist Church?”