in God and in the Holy Trinity
We believe in one Triune God; that within the one being that is God, there exists eternally three co-equal and co-eternal persons, namely, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that God is sovereign in creation, providence and in redemption.
IN Christ the Mediator
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth; His real and perfect manhood, thus being fully God and fully man as one Person, yet without mixture of His divine and human natures; the authority of His teaching; His work of perfect obedience to the Law, fulfilling it; His work of atonement for sinners by His substitutionary suffering and death upon the cross; His bodily resurrection from the dead; His present and priestly intercession for His people at the right hand of the Father and his personal return in glory.
in the Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Scriptures as originally given are Divinely inspired. That they have supreme authority and sufficiency, containing all teaching necessary for our salvation and that they are the final, infallible court of appeal in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe that the work of the Holy Spirit is essential for a true and spiritual understanding of the Bible and for the ministry of the Word and for true worship.
in the Fall of Man and Sin
We believe that our human nature has been corrupted by sin as the result of Adam and Eve's disobedience in Eden and is therefore in need of regeneration, conversion and sanctification, this being the work of the Holy Spirit. All are born spiritually dead as sinners, hostile towards God, unable to submit to God's law, the consequence of sin being death.
in Repentance unto Life and Salvation
We believe that saving faith is the sovereign and gracious gift of God and that the justification of the repentant sinner is by faith alone through the atoning merit of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ.
in the perseverance of the saints
We believe that those whom God has regenerated and effectually called and sanctified by His Spirit can never finally fall away and will be raised up to eternal life on the Last Day.
In the Church
We believe that the 'church universal' is the body of Christ of which He is the Head, embracing all the redeemed called by God through the Gospel, born of the Holy Spirit and justified by faith in Christ.
We believe the 'local church' to be the embodiment of the 'church universal' in a local area and as such we believe it to be duty and privilege of every Christian to be united to their local church and not to neglect the gathering together of the saints in collective worship, so that they might be under the regular nurture and discipline of the church and to be actively involved in it's life and mission, which is to bring glory to God.
We at Providence Baptist Church believe in the autonomy of the local church and that we are not subject to any external authority other than that of the Lord Himself to whom alone we are responsible for the stewardship of the gospel, the defence of the truth, the discipline of disorderly members (as laid down in the Scriptures), the appointment of its officers and for the administration of the ordinances.
in Baptism and the Lord's Supper
We believe that in baptism believers declare their faith in, and obedience to, Christ. At Providence we baptise by immersion as we believe that this best illustrates the believers experience of salvation i.e. of death to the old life and resurrection to the new. We do not believe that the act of baptism conveys any regenerating grace.
We believe that the Lord's Supper provides the believing community with a particular opportunity to celebrate its forgiveness and declare its love for Christ as it remembers His sacrificial love and anticipates his glorious return. We do not believe that the Lord's Supper is a sacrifice for sin or that there is any change in the substance of the bread and wine.
in the last Judgement
We believe in the resurrection of the body and the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, with the eternal blessedness of the righteous and the eternal punishment of the wicked.