WHAT WE BELIEVE
Baptists share common beliefs with other Christians. As Kennebecasis Baptist Church, we hold the following basic biblical beliefs:
We believe in one God who reveals Himself to us as Father, Son (Jesus), and Holy Spirit.
We believe in sin, both in the world and in our personal lives.
We believe in His birth, crucifixion, and resurrection for salvation.
We believe that each person needs a personal relationship with Jesus in order to be saved.
We believe that it is by God’s grace we are saved; we do not earn our salvation by good works.
We believe that one day Jesus will return again.
Baptists emerged historically out of a desire to follow the New Testament. Teaching as they understood it. The following beliefs have come to be known as Baptist Distinctives:
The Lordship of Jesus Christ
Baptists believe that Jesus is Lord of both the church and the individual. We believe that it is only through Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death, burial and resurrection that a person can know salvation or eternal life with God in heaven - there aren’t many paths to God, only one. But belief in God means that what a Christian says is also evident in his/her action- every area in the believer’s life and the life of the church is to be subject to the Lord. God is the supreme authority.
The Authority of the Scriptures
Baptists believe the scriptures are inspired by God. They are the only perfect, supreme, infallible and sufficient standard of faith and practice.
Baptists hold that ALL believers share as equals in the church, and, in turn, have a priestly role toward each other. Every member is called to be a minister. Differences in education, wealth, gender and so on do not disqualify a person from service or from serving God through ministry to others.
The Priesthood of the Believer
Inherent in the worth of each person is also the ability of the soul to have direct access to God through Jesus Christ. Baptists believe that no group has the right to force others to believe or worship as it does. God has given all people freedom of choice and as such Baptists have championed the cause of religious liberty.