1. The full and verbal inspiration of all the Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures as originally given; their being in themselves the Word of God, without error, and fully reliable in both fact and doctrine; their final authority and perpetual sufficiency in all matters of faith and practice.
2. The unity of the Godhead and the divine co-equality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; the sovereignty of God in creation, providence and redemption.
3. The total depravity of human nature in consequence of the fall, and the necessity for regeneration.
4. The true and proper Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His real and perfect manhood; the authority of His teaching and the infallibility of all His utterances; His work of atonement for sinners of mankind by His substitutionary suffering and death; His bodily resurrection and His ascension into Heaven; and His present priestly intercession for His people at the right hand of the Father.
5. The justification of the sinner solely by faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
6. The work of the Holy Spirit as essential for the true and spiritual understanding of the Scriptures; for regeneration, conversion, and sanctification, and for ministry and worship.
7. The universal Church, the Body, of which Christ is Head, embracing all the redeemed, called by God through the gospel, born of the Spirit, and justified by faith; the local Church, comprising such believers, as the expression of the universal Church; and fellowship between such churches, manifesting the unity of the body of Christ.
8. The ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper as being instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism by immersion as an identification with the Lord Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection, the only proper subjects for it being those who profess repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord’s Supper as a commemoration of His death, but not being a sacrifice for sin and not involving any change in substance of the bread and wine.
9. The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
10. The resurrection of the body; the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, with the eternal blessedness of the righteous and eternal punishment of the wicked.
(A further explanation of the things we believe
is set out in the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith)