Core Beliefs

 
 

Our 'core beliefs' are best summarised through The Apostles' Creed as outlined below:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

We consider the phrase 'catholic Church' to be reference to the universal Church body, of which we believe ourselves to be a part of.

Additionally, another of our core beliefs is believer’s baptism, since we believe that one should be baptised upon coming to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

Further information regarding our core beliefs here at Central, can be found via the following links including the Baptist Declaration of Principle: 

https://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/220484/Who_are_Baptists.aspx 

 https://www.baptist.org.uk/Groups/220595/Declaration_of_Principle.aspx

What Bible Versions and Translations do we use?

Here at Central we predominantly use the NIV (New International Version) translation of the Bible. This is because it is one of the most easily accessible translations of the Bible since it is often clear and easy to read. This makes it great for reading aloud in church.

However, since the many translations are put together differently (some word for word from the original language and some thought for thought) we do encourage people to explore other translations too, particularly when studying the Lord God’s word. This, we believe, helps us to have a greater understanding of what God is saying to us through the Bible, which is crucial for Bible based learning.

Sermon Series and Preaching

In terms of teaching through sermons, you can get a glimpse of these through our 'Sermons' tab. People who have recently become members of Central Baptist Church have stated that one of the reasons they have done so is because we are a Bible believing church. We would encourage you to come along and visit on a Sunday morning at 10:45am. Directions and parking information can be found here.