Baptist

 

Information The Baptist denomination is Christian and has been around for over 400 years. Baptists have a primary concern for religions freedom, freedom of conscious, Believer’s baptism and the centrality of the church meeting as a means for discerning the mind of Christ and the direction of church life.

 

The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) provides this statement of principle:

 

The Basis of the Baptist Union is:

1. That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, is the sole and absolute authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.

 

2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who ‘died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried, and rose again the third day’.

 

3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear personal witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.

 

More information can be found on the Baptist Uunion of Great Britain website or this film.

This link for more on the History of British Baptists.