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What we Believe

The Bible: we believe in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing to be the inspired Word of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.

The Trinity: we believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ: we believe that Jesus was begotten of God by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

Man: we believe that God created man in His own image, that man sinned and incurred the penalty of death; that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which is evidenced by actual transgressions involving personal guilt.

Death of Christ: we believe that Jesus died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe in Him are justified because of His blood shed for them.

Resurrection: we believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus from the dead, His ascension into heaven and His present life as our Advocate and High Priest in heaven.

Second Coming: we believe in the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Salvation: we believe that all who receive Jesus by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

Resurrection of the Body: we believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust,  eternal blessing in the presence of the Lord for the believer and the eternal banishment to Hell of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.

The Church: we believe that the church is the whole company of those who have been redeemed by Jesus and regenerated by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to each believer as He determines to be used to edify the church and glorify God. The gifts mentioned in scripture have not ceased and are to be practiced for the glory of God responsibly. The New birth and personal confession  of Christ are essentials of church membership.

Ordinances: we believe that Jesus appointed two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s supper to be observed as acts of obedience so as to be an ongoing witness of the facts of the Christian faith.

The following additional statement was passed at the Baptist Union Assembly in Krugersdorp in 2000: That God has ordained marriage as a heterosexual relationship between a natural man and a natural women.

Members of the family at SBC are expected to be committed to…

  1. Jesus Christ and the expansion of His kingdom.
  2. Growing personally as a Christ follower having been baptized by full immersion as a believer.
  3. Being part of a small group.
  4. Involvement in one of the ministries at SBC.
  5. The vision of SBC and giving to that vision.
  6. Supporting the leadership of SBC.

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