Our Belief

Sovereign Grace Church is a Confessional Reformed Baptist local church.  Names do have a meaning and it is necessary to explain what this means to help visitors to this page.  By ‘Confessional’ we mean that the church believes in the historical Confessions of Reformation and is fully committed to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.  Though it is a human document and not inerrant, we endorse it is as a faithful summary of the teachings of the Bible and require the membership to hold to it in faith and practice.  We believe that the Holy Scriptures alone are our ultimate authority and the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith is subordinate to it. Nevertheless, since the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith thoroughly articulates the essentials of the historical Christian faith, the Doctrines of Grace, experimental Christian living by evangelical obedience to the moral law of God, Biblical Reformed and Baptistic local church polity and government, we are committed to it as our subordinate authority.

1689London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689

“The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith was written by Calvinistic Baptists in England to give a formal expression of the Reformed and Protestant Christian faith with an obvious Baptist perspective. This confession, like The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and the Savoy Declaration (1658), was written by Puritans who were concerned that their particular church organization reflect what they perceived to be Biblical teaching. (source: Wikipedia)

1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith

Please read the following document ‘What is a Reformed Baptist Church?’ by Jim Savastio for further understanding of this subject.

“What is a Reformed Baptist” by Jim Savastio