Old Baptist Chapel

What we Believe


As a church we confess the system of doctrine expounded in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. We believe that this Confession of Faith gives a succint summary of the great doctrines of Scripture.

Doctrinal Statement

We believe in:
  1. The inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures as originally given, their verbal inspiration by God and their supreme authority as the only rule of faith and practice.
  2. The trinity of the Godhead: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Who are the same substance, equal in power and glory.
  3. The absolute sovereignty of God in creation, providence and salvation.
  4. The essential, absolute and eternal Deity and Sonship of the Lord Jesus Christ; His conception by the Holy Spirit; His birth of the virgin Mary; His real but sinless humanity; His voluntary humiliation in life as the Man of Sorrows culminating in His substitutionary and atoning death as a sacrifice for sin; His resurrection from the dead on the third day in that same body that had lain in the tomb; His ascension into heaven as the only Mediator between God and man and His coming again in power and glory.
  5. The personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit through Whom the soul is born again to saving repentance and faith and by Whom the saints are sanctified through the truth.
  6. Man's total depravity and inability to please God as a result of the Fall and his salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, whose righteousness imputed to him is the only ground of his acceptance before God.
  7. The duty of the church to preach the gospel to all men calling upon them to repent and to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Saviour.
  8. The resurrection of the body, the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
  9. The sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper which have been instituted by Christ for the benefit of His people and are of perpetual obligation in the Church of God.


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