Our Statement of Faith
These are the core truths that underpin our church and that members of HBC believe.
- We believe in the inspiration of the Bible and its authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
- We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- We believe in the true humanity and Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
- We believe in the atonement made by our Lord on the Cross for the sin of the World. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and deed.
- We believe in salvation by faith in Christ alone. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
- We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.
- We believe in “that blessed hope”, the personal return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
- We believe in membership in the Christian Church for the regenerate. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
- We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
- We believe in the immersion of believers as the only scriptural form of baptism.
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