Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

We believe....

I. In One God (James 2:19), Creator of all things (Hebrews 11:3), infinitely perfect (Psalm 144:3)and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 1:1 and Hebrews 9:14).

 II. The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of people and the Divine and final authority for Christian faith and life. (2 Peter 1:19-20) (2 Tim.3:16) (Psalm 19:17-19)

III. That man was created in the image of God (Gen. 1:27), but fell into sin and, therefore, is lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained. (Rom.5:12-21)(Titus 3:5)

IV. That Jesus Christ is true God and true man (John 1:1,14) having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-35). He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead (I Cor.15:3-4), ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9), where at the right hand of God the Father (Acts 7:55), He is now our High Priest and Advocate (Hebrews2:17 and I John 2:1).

V. That the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for justification and salvation for all who believe (Romans 5:9-11), and only such as receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9), and thus become children of God (John 1:12-13).

VI. That the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and to convict (John 16:8), regenerate (Titus 3:5), indwell (Romans 8:11), guide and instruct (John 16:13) and empower the believer for godly living and service (Luke 24:49).

VII. That the true Church is composed of all such persons who through repentance and saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the Head. (I Cor. 12:12-13; Eph. 1:22-23; 2:18-22) (Acts 2:38)

VIII. That the Lord`s Supper and water baptism by immersion (John 3:23; Mark 1:10; Acts 8:38-39) are the only two ordinances to be observed by the Church until the Lord returns. These ordinances neither save nor are they requirements for salvation (John 23:42-43). The ordinances are to be faithfully kept by believers and offered only to those who have a personal faith in Christ Jesus (Matt.28:18-20; I Cor: 11:25-26).

IX. In the personal and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ which has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (I Thess. 4.16-18; 5:1-11).

X. In the bodily resurrection of the dead: of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment (John 5:24-29) (Matthew 25:31-46)

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 Statements of Faith for the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches of Canada  and the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches Pacific can be found on their websites.