What We Believe

"For the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ" Rev. 1:9

We strictly or fully subscribe to the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith as the fullest expression of our faith. We confess the truths contained in this document as a faithful summary of the whole teaching of God’s Word contained in Old and New Testaments. This document serves as a subordinate authority to the Word of God for our faith and practice.

We believe that in the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to establish and ratify the New Covenant in His blood, also called the Covenant of Grace. This covenant is revealed in the gospel; first in the garden (Gen. 3:15), and afterwards by further steps, until the full discovery of it in the New Testament (LCF 7.3).

We hold to the five points of Calvinism. We believe that God sovereignly saves sinners by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God alone.

We are an assembly of visible saints who have been baptized upon a credible profession of faith in the presence of many witnesses as an answer or pledge to the Triune God.

We are an elder-led congregational church. We are a body of visible saints called and covenanted together for mutual edification and for the due performance of worship and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Head of the church.

We believe that the Lord has commanded that we gather corporately for worship, most especially on the Lord’s Day Sabbath. We believe God’s Word positively prescribes the acceptable means of worshiping Him. We call these the means of grace or Word and sacrament.