Statement of Faith

The following is an extract from the All Nations Baptist Church Constitution which is available under the resources tab.

Statement of Faith

In addition to the following Statement Of Faith, the Church also upholds the Foundational Values of the BCSA.

Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters of faith and practice. These are revealed in and through the divinely inspired Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments. In worship of Jesus our Lord and in accordance with Holy Scripture, this Church declares its belief in:

(a) Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit and their love for all creation.

(b) The sovereignty and power of God as Creator, Sustainer and Future of the Universe.

(c) The Deity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh.

(d) That all people are created in God’s image and all have sinned.

(e) The perfect life and atoning death of our Lord Jesus Christ, who was raised from the dead and ascended to the position of all authority and power for our salvation.

(f)  The convincing and regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, who causes sinful people to understand their lost condition, repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.

(g) The sanctifying grace of God which enables a believer to press on to spiritual maturity and likeness to Christ.

(h) The return in person of Jesus Christ in power and glory, and His judgement of all people.

(i)  The resurrection and eternal blessedness of those who belong to Christ.

This Church further declares its belief that:

(a) The Lord Jesus Christ is the Supreme Head and Ruler of His universal church, which is the world wide body of people who have repented of their sin and put their trust in Him as Saviour and Lord.

(b) The local church, the gathered body of believers in a given community, governed by Jesus Christ and guided by the illumination of the Holy Spirit, has the liberty and responsibility to interpret, preach and administer the will of Christ in all matters of faith and practice as revealed in Scripture.

(c) Two ordinances have been given to the Church by explicit command of Jesus Christ, namely:

                                             i.            Baptism, being immersion in water into the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

                                           ii.            The Lord’s Supper, in which those who have professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ take bread and cup in an act of remembrance of the death of Christ.

(d) Jesus Christ has commissioned His church to evangelise the whole world. Each Member then, has a duty to bear witness to the Gospel of Christ in daily life and to share in the wider task of reaching the world as opportunity presents itself.

Aims and Objects

The Church accepts the following Aims and Objectives:

(a)       To proclaim the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, leading those who repent and believe in Him for salvation into Membership in the local church.

(b)      To instruct people of all ages in the Word of God and its implications for daily living.

(c)       To encourage and train believers in the employment of their gifts and talents in the service of Christ.

(d)      To engage in and encourage regular public worship of God.

(e)       To provide a fellowship where the love of Christ is expressed through mutual understanding, encouragement, service, forgiveness and practical care.

(f)        To support the work of the wider fellowship of the church through the BCSA, and any other bodies and agencies which the Church deems appropriate.

(g)       To express the love of God in practical ways to those in need.