Statement of Faith

Centenary Baptist Church welcomes into its fellowship Christians who differ in church background and experience but who share an allegiance to Jesus Christ. Centenary Baptist affirms the following beliefs as foundational to the Christian faith and therefore this is non-negotiable. It respects the freedom of Christians to hold their own convictions in relation to secondary or peripheral matters in a context of unity and mutual respect.


The Scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments
in their entirety, are the inspired, written Word of God,
and have been given by God to the church as the final
authority for what we are to believe and how we are to live.


There is one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
who share together equally and eternally in the one being of God.


God is the creator and ruler of all things.


Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is fully God and fully human,
in one person, born of the Virgin Mary.


Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, died in the place of sinful human beings,
and experienced bodily resurrection before ascending visibly to heaven.


All humans, though made in the image of God, are sinners
through  disobedience to God, and are separated from
fellowship with God until given new life by the Holy Spirit.


The only way for people to be in a right relationship with God
is through faith in Jesus Christ, who, through His sacrificial death,
has done all that is necessary for God to forgive us our sins.


All Christians are in-dwelt by God the Holy Spirit,
who empowers them for obedience, spiritual growth
and ministry in the church and the world.


The church, as the body of Christ, is made up of all who are joined to
Jesus Christ through faith. Jesus established the church to bring glory to God,
proclaim His gospel, provide fellowship, mutual encouragement and care,
and to equip its members to share with God in His mission to the world
in their everyday lives.


Christ gave to His church the two ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
and no other. Baptism is a sign of allegiance to Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
The Lord’s Supper is a memorial meal of Christ’s atoning death and resurrection.


Jesus Christ will return personally at the end of the age when there will be a
bodily resurrection of all people followed by judgement leading to eternal life
or eternal death, and God’s glorious Kingdom will come in fullness.