Richmond Hill (Chinese) Baptist Church

STATEMENT OF FAITH
1. BIBLE

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty –six Books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and therefore entirely free from error, that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.

2.  GOD

We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Person – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

3.  CHRIST

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, in His eternal existence with the Father in preincarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.

4.  THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, Who convinces of sin, or righteousness and of judgement; Who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.

5.  MAN

We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.

6.  SALVATION

We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a substitutionary and redemptive death; that justification is by faith alone in the all sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.

7.  FUTURE THINGS

We believe in the personal bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.

8.  THE LOCAL CHURCH

We believe that a local church is a community of believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the lordship of Christ, the Head of the Church.

9.  ORDINANCES

We believe that there are only two ordinances for the Church regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order:
(1) Baptism which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his testimony in identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection.
(2) The Lord’s Supper which is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and wine, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His heath until He comes.

10.  MARRIAGE

We believe that marriage is a lifelong covenant ordained by God between a man and a woman. Marriage is designed to be the exclusive domain for sexual intimacy and procreation of children.

黎明山華人浸信會

信仰宣言
1.  聖經

我信全部新舊約聖經是神完整的話語:是聖靈的默示,信仰與行為的唯一準則,所有基督徒聯合的根據。

2.  父神

我信獨一的神,宇宙的創造者,聖潔、全能、永活的父、子、聖靈乃三而一的真神。

3.  耶穌基督

我信耶穌基督兼有真實的神人二性;與父神同存、同享道成肉身之前的尊榮,因聖靈感孕藉童貞女而生,死於十架代人贖罪,使信者因祂的寶血稱義。祂死後身體復活,榮耀的升天,任中保之職,將來還要再來。

4.  聖靈

我信聖靈完全無缺的神性及位格;祂叫人知罪,明白公義及審判;祂使人重生,叫人成聖稱義。使信耶穌的人都蒙安慰與啟迪。

5.  人

我信人是按照神的形象而造;因犯罪悖逆而墮落,身靈須受死亡痛苦,在神面前是有罪的。完全沉淪及墮落,引致肉身及屬靈的死亡。

6.  救恩

我信救恩是神揀選的恩典;由父神而定,基督自願受代贖之死;因信稱義,相信基督的獻上及復活是足夠的。因神的揀選,祂必定保守到底。

7.  末後的事

我信基督榮耀的肉身降臨;義和不義的皆將肉身復活,義人復活進入永福,惡人復活後,受審判進入永刑。

8.  地方教會

我信教會是由信徒所組成,從世界中被呼召出來,分別為聖歸屬基督;並願彼此用真道服侍,互相建立,宣告信仰及遵照所定禮義。我信教會是一個自存,自主的個體,在以基督為首的領導下,各自運用神所給予的恩賜。

9.  聖禮 (禮儀)

我信新約教會所遵依的兩個聖禮
(一)浸禮是信徒全身浸入水中,服從基督的命令,信徒藉浸禮表示與基督同死、同葬、同復活。
(二)主餐是信徒以餅及杯代表基督的身體及寶血,信徒記念主表明祂的死,直等到祂來。

10.  婚姻

我信婚姻乃是神為一男一女所設立,並且是一生之久的盟約。男女性關係及生兒育女亦只容許在這種婚姻以內發生。