What We Believe
The ultimate authority in all matters of faith, order, and morals is and must be the Bible alone. However, The London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 is an excellent summary of “the things most surely believed among us” and we find it to be an assistance in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness. Our church has a constitution that can be found here.
In addition we also accept the Abstract of Principles the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy, and the Cambridge Declaration (see links below) as further and supplemental expressions of our faith and practice.
- London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 – Our church subscribes to this historic Baptist confession. A great and time tested summary of Bible doctrine.
- Abstract of Principles – This is the original charter of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was adopted in 1858.
- Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy – 1978. The 1689 London Baptist Confession did not address biblical inerrancy since at that time nearly everyone accepted the inerrant view of scripture. Sadly in our time many churches have lost this conviction therefore we felt it wise to add this statement as a supplement to our accepted faith and practice.
- Cambridge Declaration – In the course of history words change. In our day this has happened to the word “evangelical.” In the past it served as a bond of unity between Christians from a wide diversity of church traditions. Historic evangelicalism was confessional. It embraced the essential truths of Christianity as those were defined by the great ecumenical councils of the church. In addition, evangelicals also shared a common heritage in the “solas” of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. Today the light of the Reformation has been significantly dimmed. This Declaration is an attempt to assert anew our commitment to the central truths of the Reformation and of historic evangelism.