- Grace Reformed Baptist Church exists by the grace of God and for the glory of God, which shall be the ultimate purpose of all its activities. We seek to glorify the God of Scripture by promoting His worship, edifying and equipping the saints, evangelizing the nations, and ministering to the needy, thus proclaiming and defending God’s perfect law and glorious gospel of grace throughout the world.
Statement of Faith
- Grace Reformed Baptist Church, believing the Bible to be our infallible rule of faith and practice, and feeling our responsibility to make known the divine message of the Bible, present and affirm the The New Hampshire Confession of Faith (Adapted) as a statement of those basic truths taught in the Bible which are common to our Christian faith and practice.
- Other confessions that we consider to be reliable representations of the doctrines taught in the Scriptures are the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) and the Abstract of Principles (1858).
What is a Reformed Baptist?
- Scripture – Because we believe the Bible to be divinely inspired, perfectly inerrant, and wholly sufficient for our instruction, we hold the Bible to be the final authority and supreme standard by which all conduct and beliefs must be tried.
- Protestant – We affirm the Five Solas, which summarize the key doctrinal beliefs of the Protestant Reformation; including Sola Sciptura (Scripture Alone), Solus Christus (Christ alone), Sola Fide (faith alone), Sola Gratia (grace alone), and Soli Deo Gloria (all glory to God alone).
- Confessional – While we affirm the doctrine of Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone is our final authority), we believe and confess the The New Hampshire Confession of Faith (Adapted) to be a trustworthy, reliable summary of the truths of Scripture.
- Covenant Theology – We believe the Scriptures reveal one gospel promise, woven through both the Old and New Testaments. God made a covenant of works with Adam that was broken by sin and brought condemnation on all of humanity. God, then, made a covenant of grace with his people, the elect in Christ. Therefore, the only way one could be saved under the old covenant was by faith in the promise of salvation in Christ. Likewise, the only way one can be saved under the new covenant today, is by faith in the same promise of salvation in Christ.
- Worship – We affirm and practice the Regulative Principle of Worship, meaning our gatherings for worship only include elements of worship explicitly prescribed in the Scriptures. Because we recognize its authority over our lives (including worship), the careful exposition and proclamation of the Scriptures are central to our worship.
- Baptism – We believe baptism is a New Testament command for all confessing believers (credobaptism, or believer’s baptism), not to be administered to or practiced by those too young to confess genuine faith (paedobaptism, or infant baptism).
- Evangelism – We believe gospel evangelism to be a direct command given to the church, in which the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ is to be proclaimed to the ends of the earth. We believe this gospel message, being the inspired Word of God, is wholly sufficient to reveal the light of the truth and effectually call sinners to repentance.
For other helpful explanations of the Reformed Baptist faith, please see the resources listed below:
- “What Is a Reformed Baptist?” by Tom Hicks
- “What Is a Reformed Baptist Church?” by Providence Reformed Baptist Church
- Five Solas by Ryan McGraw
- London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)