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Redeeming Grace Church holds to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1689) as its confession of faith. The following serves as a summary statement of our beliefs:

The Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God.

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ is the virgin-born, sinless, and only begotten Son of God, truly God and truly man, who came into the world to save sinners from hell and sin by His penal-substitutionary death. In triumph, He arose from the dead and is seated at the right hand of God.

All men are by nature spiritually dead in their sins, unable to do any good in the sight of God, being wholly inclined towards sin, and without any ability to exercise saving faith on their own.

Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone and not by works. Salvation is a work of God whereby the Father elects whom He will save, the Son redeems those given to Him by the Father, and the Holy Spirit applies this salvation to the elect by regenerating them, thus enabling them to believe in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. It is the responsibility of the church to preach the Gospel to the world as the Gospel is the means by which God draws His chosen people to Himself.

Repentance is an evangelical grace, wherein a person being made sensible by the Holy Spirit of the manifold evil of his sin, humbles himself with godly sorrow, detests his sin, forsakes it, and purposes to walk with God in holiness.

Saving faith is the belief, on God’s authority, of whatsoever is revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting upon Him alone for justification and eternal life. It is wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, and is accompanied by all other saving graces, and leads to a holy life. All who possess true saving faith are eternally secure in Christ and unable to lose their salvation.

Justification is God’s full acquittal of sinners, who believe in Christ, from all sin - past, present, and future - through the satisfaction that Christ has made, without any consideration of works done by them or anything wrought in them; but on account of the obedience and satisfaction of Christ, they receiving and resting on Him and His righteousness by faith, Christ’s righteousness being imputed to them.

Sanctification is a sovereign work of God whereby He progressively renews the believer into His own image. In this work of renewal, God uses various means of grace which each believer should diligently pursue: the study of Scripture, prayer, godly fellowship, the fruit of the Spirit, the Lord’s Supper, good works, etc. Although sanctification is imperfect in his life due to indwelling sin, it will be complete in heaven.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, which is composed of all His true disciples, and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. According to His commandment, Christians are to associate themselves into particular churches; and to each of these churches He has given needful authority for administering that order, discipline and worship which He has appointed. The regular officers of a church are Pastors, or Elders, and Deacons.

The ordinances of baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper are for those who profess faith in Christ. Believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper, commemorated by God’s people in remembrance of Him, are ordinances of Christ, to be continued until His second coming.

After death, the bodies of men return to dust, but the righteous souls of men go to rest with God and the wicked souls of men suffer while awaiting the final judgment. At the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ, God will raise the bodies of all people and judge all, bringing complete and eternal glorification to the elect and eternal condemnation to the lost, and will usher in the eternal state.

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