What We Believe

We believe that the Holy Scripture is the only sufficient, certain, and infallible rule of all saving knowledge, faith, and obedience.

The Bible teaches that man has sinned and is separated from God through sin (Romans 3:23). Man is not able to save himself or rid himself of sin (John 8:34). God in His grace and mercy sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross for sinners (John 3:16).  Jesus Christ took the punishment for sinners when He died on the cross, and then He rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). God commands all people to repent and turn away from sin by trusting in Jesus Christ alone for forgiveness of their sins and the precious gift of eternal life (John 1:12, Acts 17:30). Those who believe this gospel message are called to join a local Bible-teaching church to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:41-42, 2 Peter 3:18).

In order to faithfully grow in this grace and knowledge, Providence Reformed Baptist Church holds to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith (1677/1689) as a trustworthy summary of biblical teaching. All of our church officers fully subscribe to our confession of faith, and the church as a whole agrees to be taught in accordance with it.  

A Summary of Our Convictions

  1. Christian: We believe the essentials of the historic Christian faith as articulated in the historic ecumenical creeds.
  2. Covenantal: We believe that God relates to humanity, reveals His will, and saves His people by way of covenant.
  3. Calvinist: We believe that sin totally affects every part of all men, the Father unconditionally elects a people to be saved, the Son fully atoned for the sins of that same people on the cross, the Holy Spirit irresistably draws that same people to saving faith and repentance, and this redeemed people persevere to the end.
  4. Puritan: We believe in the sufficiency of Scripture, worshiping the triune God only as He commands, and pursuing doctrinal maturity, heartfelt love, and godly living.
  5. Baptist: We believe in believer's baptism by immersion alone, elder-ruled congregationalism, the independence of the local church, and formally associating with other like-minded churches.
  6. Confessional: We believe that the best way for a church to maintain unity and doctrinal purity is through its officers fully subscribing to a detailed statement of faith and its members agreeing to not be divisive over its teaching.

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