Walmer Chapel Doctrinal Statement
We believe in the divine inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Scriptures.
We believe in the unity of the Godhead, with distinct Persons in that unity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-equal and co-eternal, to whom equal honour is due.
Regarding the Son, we believe…
--that the Son of God became man, being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
--that His death was a sacrifice to God and a propitiation for the remission of sins.
--that He was raised from the dead.
--that He ascended to the right hand of the Father and is now the all-sufficient High Priest of His people.
--that He will come again to receive those who believe in Him and set up His kingdom.
We believe that, as a consequence of the fall of Adam, man became “lost”, “without strength” and “against God.”
We believe in the need of the Holy Spirit’s work in regeneration and sanctification.
We believe that the justification of the sinner before God is by faith alone.
We believe that every justified person is also born of God.
We believe that such new birth results in and is made evident by holiness of life and good works.
We believe that at death the spirit of man does not cease to exist or become unconscious.
We believe that the dead will be raised either to life or to condemnation and that the blessedness of the righteous and the punishment of the unrighteous will be eternal.
We believe in the observance of the ordinance of believer's baptism by immersion based on a personal confession of faith.
We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper for all believers who are known to be sound in faith and godly in life.