What we believe
These doctrines are based on those set out In the Declaration of Principles of the Baptist Union of Queensland.
The Lord Jesus Christ is both divine, the only begotten Son of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, and human, the son of the Virgin Mary. (Philippians 2:6-11, Colossians 1:15-20, Isaiah 7:14, Galatians 4:4)
The Lord Jesus Christ has accomplished the forgiveness of sin and the freedom from the penalty and power of sin by his perfect obedience, death, resurrection, and present intercession. (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 Peter 2:24, Romans 8:34, Hebrews 7:25)
The immediate work of the Holy Spirit in the rebirth of people, in bringing them to maturity in Christ, in gifting them according to his will for ministry and in guaranteeing their spiritual inheritance until they acquire complete possession of it. ( Ephesians 1:13-14 and Ephesians 4:7, Ephesians 4:11-13; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 1 Corinthians 12:11-13)
The two ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ – namely, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion), are of perpetual obligation; Baptism being the immersion of believers in water upon the profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a symbol of the fellowship of the regenerate in His death, burial and resurrection; (Romans 6:4), and the Lord’s Supper being a memorial, until He comes, of the sacrifice of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 22:19 -20)