At Westville Baptist Church, we believe…
- In the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writings as
fully inspired of God, and accept them as final authority for faith and life.
- In one God eternally existing in three Persons - the Father, the Son and the
- That God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby
incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual; that all human beings
inherit a sinful nature which issues (in the case of those who reach moral
responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
- That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and
is true God and true man.
- That the Lord Jesus died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to
the Scriptures, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of
His shed blood.
- In His bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven,
and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
- In the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- In the personality of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and abiding
presence in the true believer.
- That the one true Church is the whole company of those who have been
redeemed by Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit; that the local
Church on earth should take its character from this conception of the Church
spiritual, and that the new birth and personal confession of Christ are
essential to belonging to the one true Church. In the priesthood of all
- That the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two ordinances—Baptism and the
Lord’s Supper - to be observed as acts of obedience, and as perpetual
witnesses to the cardinal facts of the Christian faith.
- That Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of
identification with Christ in death and resurrection; and that the Lord’s Supper
is the partaking of bread and wine as symbolical of the Saviour’s broken body
and shed blood, in remembrance of His sacrificial death until He comes. In the
resurrection both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the
redeemed and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of
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