Our

Beliefs

God

There is one true and living God. He is an infinite Spirit; self-existent, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, good, wise, just and merciful. He is the creator, preserver and sovereign of the universe. He is inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all honor, confidence and love. In the Godhead, there are three Persons in one- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, who are equal in every divine perfection, and who execute distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

Jesus

Also called, the Son of God, is the person of the Trinity who, by virtue of His sacrificial work, is the world`s Redeemer and the Saviour of all who believe. He is at present the intercessor of all His people at the right hand of the Father, and is to be Judge of all men.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third Person of the Trinity, by whom all saving, comforting and sanctifying power is exerted upon human hearts.

State and Fall

of Man

Man was created sinless. By his own disobedience, he fell into sin. Through his fall into sin, an evil nature was transmitted to the whole race, revealing itself in actual transgression and bringing all under the reign of condemnation and death.

Atonement

The perfect life, vicarious death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, have removed the obstacles in the way of the Holy Spirit's regenerating power and of the Father's forgiving grace being extended to the sinner, and constitute for every believing sole an all prevailing plea and sufficient ground for righteousness before God.

Baptism

This is the immersion of believers in water into the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in which are represented by their death to the world, the washing of their souls from the pollution of sin, their resurrection to newness of life, the burial and resurrection of Christ, their resurrection at the Last Day and their engagement to serve God.

Scripture

The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments have their authority from God alone, and are given to us by divine inspiration. They are the only perfect, supreme, infallible and sufficient standard of faith and practice.

Faith

Faith is a conviction of the intellect that god will perform all that He has promised and an implicit trust of the heart of Christ as a personal Saviour. It includes a hearty concurrence of the will and affections with the whole plan of salvation as revealed in the gospel, and is a condition of justification and of cleansing from the pollution of sin an all subsequent gospel blessings. 

Repentance

In repentance, the sinner, having seen his sin, being moved by the energy of the Holy Spirit, is led to grieve and hate it as an offence against God, and apprehending the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, He lovingly returns to God to walk in the way of His commandments.

Justification

Justification is an act of God wherein He accepts as righteous the sinner, to whom is imputed the perfect righteousness of Christ, on the condition of faith alone.

Regeneration

In regeneration of new life principle is begotten in the soul of man by the Holy Spirit through the word of truth, producing a disposition of joyful obedience to Christ and to holy conduct in life. 

Sanctification

The Scriptures teach that sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, Christians are made partakers of His holiness; that it has its beginning in regeneration, and that it is carried on in the hearts of the believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, in the continual use of the appointed means- the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness and prayer.

A Gospel Church

We believe that a Church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His work. In more general sense, the word Church is used to designate all whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. The only scriptural officers are bishops or pastors, and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the epistles of Timothy and Titus.

Judgement

There will be a judgement of the living and the dead, of the just, and the unjust, on the principles of righteousness, by our Lord Jesus Christ, at His second coming. The wicked will be condemned to eternal punishment and the righteous received into the fullness of eternal life and joy. 

The Lord's Day

We believe that the first day of each week is the Lord's day and is commended to all believers as a day of worship and praise in commemoration of the resurrection in keeping with the teaching of New Testament.

The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper is an ordinance of Christ, to be observed by the church in a manner indicated by Him in Matthew 16:26-30.

Death

At death our bodies return to dust, our souls to God who gave them. The righteous being then perfected in happiness are received to dwell with God, awaiting the full redemption of their bodies. The wicked are cast into Hades reserved unto judgement of the Great Day.

Resurrection

There will be a general resurrection of the bodies, of the just and the unjust; the righteous in the likeness of Christ, but the wicked to shame and everlasting contempt.

GRAFTON 

BAPTIST

CHURCH

48 Saunders Street  Grafton, NB  E7N 1H3   |  pastor@graftonbaptist.com  |  Tel: (506) 328.4619

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