Baptism and Membership
There is no one belief which is unique to Baptist Churches. We share our beliefs in:
- God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with all christians
- The Bible as the word of God and our responsibility to share our faith, with all evangelical christians
- Believer's baptism, with Pentecostal and many evangelical christians
- God's leading expressed through its members, with Congregational and other christians
Taken together these beliefs do make Baptist churches distinctive but our unity with other christians is expressed through our membership of Churches Together, the Evangelical Alliance and the Baptist Union of Great Britain.
The Basis of the Baptist Union is:
1 That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.
2 That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who 'died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day'.
3 That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.
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- Hoddesdon Baptist Church
- Burford Street
- EN11 8HX
Hall Bookings (01992) 444720