“We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord” II Corinthians ch4 v5
We are Strict and Particular Baptists. The strict or restricted means that the partaking of the Lord’s Supper is restricted to those who have been baptised by immersion and believe in the doctrines of Grace as we believe.
Particular – we believe in the particular redemption of the Lord Jesus, that he died for a particular people (the election of Grace) and not for all men.
We uphold the preaching of the Doctrines of Free & Sovereign Grace and, having no pastor at present, are currently supplied with ministers from around the country, sent of God to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ and to be faithful to the Word of God and these Doctrines we hold dear :-
1) We believe in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, being the gracious revelation of the mind and will of God. We believe therefore God did create the world and all things in six literal days and rested on the seventh day to hallow it.
2) We believe that there is but one living and true God, that there are three persons in the Godhead – the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. That these three persons are equal in nature, power and glory.
3) We believe that before the foundation of the world the Father did elect a certain number of the human race unto everlasting salvation, did make a covenant with the Son and the Holy Ghost and that, in this covenant, the Son was appointed a Saviour of God’s elect, who were put into the hands of the Son as their Covenant Head.
4) We believe that God created man in His own image, a holy and upright creature but, in the fall of mankind in Adam, its consequent entire and universal depravity under original sin. By which mankind was alienated from God their creator and, in and of themselves, unable to believe in or love God.
5) We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, being set up from everlasting as the Mediator of the Covenant and Surety of His people, did in the fullness of time really assume human nature, in which nature He really suffered and died as their substitute, in their place. Whereby He made all that satisfaction for their sins, which the justice of God could require; as well as made way for all those blessings which are needful for them, both for time and for eternity.
6) We believe that that eternal redemption, which Christ has obtained by the shedding of His blood, is special and particular only intentionally designed for the elect of God and sheep of Christ.
7) We believe that the justification of God’s elect is only by the righteousness of Christ imputed to them and that the full and free pardon of all their sins past, present and to come is only through the blood of Christ according to the riches of His grace.
8) We believe that the work of regeneration, conversion, sanctification and faith, is not an act of man’s freewill and power, but of the mighty, efficacious and irresistible grace of God.
9) We believe that all those chosen of the Father, redeemed by the Son and sanctified by the Spirit, shall certainly and finally persevere, so that not one shall perish, but shall have eternal life.
10) We believe in the resurrection of the dead and the universal judgement, that Christ will come a second time to judge both quick and dead the everlasting punishment of the wicked and the introduction of His own people into his Kingdom and glory, where they shall be for ever with Him.
11) We believe that Jesus Christ, our great and glorious Lord is, by appointment of the Father, King of Zion and sole head and governor of the Church, our only Lord and lawgiver. It is both the duty and privilege of all His subjects to submit to His authority, obey His laws and observe and do all things whatsoever he hath commanded them.
12) We believe that Baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost of those who have professed their faith is a condition precedent to Church membership and admission to the Lord’s table. Both baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of Christ and that the former is prerequisite to the latter.