Statement of Faith

Kalgoorlie Baptist Church Statement of Faith

We believe:

a) God

Is the one true God: eternally existing in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, these being in the same substance and equal in power and glory. (Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 6:3, John 15:26, Mark 1: 10-11, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

b) Scripture

That the whole of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given, are the verbally inspired Word of God, supreme in authority and completely free from error. (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21)

c) Jesus Christ

In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, His perfect humanity, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection and ascension, His presence at the right hand of the Father, His unchanging priesthood and future bodily return in glory. (Hebrews 1:3-8, Colossians 2:9, Luke 1:31-35, 1 Peter 2:22, Mark 16:19, Hebrews 5:6, Mark 13:26)

d) The Devil

In the personal existence and malignancy of the Devil. (1 Peter 5:8, Ephesians 6:11)

e) State of Humanity

In the fallen, sinful and lost estate of all humanity, and the universality and heinousness of sin. (Romans 5:12, Galatians 3:22, Romans 3:23, 7:11-13)

f) Salvation

In the divine provision of salvation through the substitutionary death of Christ, both from the penalty and the power of sin. All who come to Christ receive salvation by repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 John 1:9, Ephesians 2:8, John 5:24, 3:16, Romans 5:9)

g) Holy Spirit

In the work of the Holy Spirit - in the immediate regeneration of all who believe, in their sanctification and in their eternal preservation. (John 3:5-7, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, Romans 8:14-16, John 10:28)

h) The Church

That the Universal Church is the company of all who have been born of the Holy Spirit and have been formed into one body of which Christ is the Head. (Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 1:22-23)

i) Eternity

In the eternal consciousness of the soul, the resurrection of the body, the everlasting divine fellowship and joy of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost. (2 Corinthians 5:1, Luke 16:22-24, 1 Corinthians 15:42-44, John 5:28-29, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10)

j) Baptism and the Lord's Supper

That the observance of the two ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ, namely Baptism and the Lord's Supper are an obligation on all His children. Baptism is the immersion of believers on the profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a symbol of the fellowship of the regenerate in his death, burial and resurrection. The Lord's Supper is a memorial, till Christ's return, of the sacrifice of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19, Luke 22:19-20, Acts 8:38-39, Romans 6:4, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)