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Core Values of Bendigo Baptist Church

These values are the intrinsic convictions of the people of the Bendigo Baptist Church. They define our beliefs and determine the goals needed to accomplish God's vision for this church.


Doctrinal Statement

We believe in:-

A) The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testaments.
(2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

B) The existence of one God in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who by the act of creation called all things, both material and spiritual, into existence out of non-existence.
(Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, Romans 8:9-10)

C) The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ
- His incarnation as the Son of God. (John 1:14)
- His atoning death, (1 Peter 3:18)
- His resurrection from the dead, (1 Corinthians 15:20)
- His exaltation to the right hand of God where He ever lives to make intersession for His people, (Acts 2:32-33)
- His coming again to receive His people to Himself. (John 14:3 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

D) The ministry of the Holy Spirit in the regeneration of men and women and their sanctification.
(John 3:3-8 Romans 15:15-16)

E) The sinfulness of man - his fallen and lost estate by nature.
(Romans 5:12)

F) The necessity, for salvation, of repentance towards God, and of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Mark 1:15; Acts 2:38; Acts 20:21)

G) The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the saints to eternal righteousness, the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, and His final judgement upon all believers.
(John 3:26 & 11:26; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; John 5:22-27; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9)

H) The two ordinances of the Lord Jesus Christ, namely Baptism and the Lord's Supper, which are of perpetual obligation, baptism being the immersion of believers upon the profession of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a symbol of the fellowship of the regenerate in His death, burial and resurrection: the Lord's Supper being a memorial, until He comes, of the sacrifice of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Romans 6:4-5; Mark 1:10; Acts 2:38-41; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)