Cambray Baptist Church exists to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and our only Saviour in our lives, our speech, and all we do. We are Jesus ruled, elder led, living under the teaching of God’s word the Bible.
Because we take God’s call to love Him with all our heart, mind and strength seriously, at the centre of our gathered worship is God’s word, working through the whole of the Bible a section at a time, learning together from God and seeking to apply His word through His Spirit into our lives daily.
Because we take God’s call to make disciples seriously, we invest strongly in Small Groups of many kinds, where we can gather around God’s word to learn together, pray together, and grow together.
Because we take God’s call to go into all the world as His witnesses seriously, the core of our work is to reach out to the lost both where the church is located and where God scatters His people throughout the week. The relevance of God’s work in our lives today is reflected in our sung gathered worship, which is contemporary whilst seeking to use the best of godly songwriters across the years.
The divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as originally given, not only containing but being in themselves the Word of God. Their final authority for the believer in all matters of faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
In the one Godhead there are three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14). The Sovereignty, Holiness, Love and Grace of God in Creation, Providence and Redemption (Eph. 1:11; Rev. 4:11; 1 John 4:10 ; John 3:16; 1 John 1:5)
(a) His true deity as the Son of God (Col. 2:9)
(b) His virgin birth (Matt. 1:18-25)
(c) His real and perfect humanity (Luke 2:1-52)
(d) The absolute authority of His teaching and the infallibility of all His utterances (John 8:26,28)
(e) His finished work of Atonement for sinners by His suffering and dying as their substitute (Matt. 26:28; 1 Tim. 2:5-6)
(f) His bodily Resurrection and His Ascension into Heaven (1 Cor. 15:12-34; Acts 1:9-11)
(g) His present High Priestly intercession for his people (Heb. 7:25)
(h) His personal return (John 14:13; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:14-18)
The work of the Holy Spirit in the new birth, conversion and holy living (John 16:8-15; Eph. 2:1-10)
The corruption of every part of human nature as a result of sin and necessity of the New Birth (Rom. 5:12-21; 1 Cor. 15:21-22; John 3:3-8)
The sinner is put right with God through the atoning work of our Lord Jesus Christ and this blessing is to be received by faith alone (Rom. 4:24-25; Rom. 5:1-2)
The resurrection of the body (1 Cor. 15:50-57) and the judgement of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 17:30-31; Matt. 13:24-30; Matt. 13:36-43)
Two ordinances of divine institution are observed:
(a) Believers’ baptism by immersion as a confession of faith and an act of obedience (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:38)
(b) The Lord’s Supper as an act of remembrance and fellowship (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 10:16; 1 Cor. 11:23-28)
The Church of Jesus Christ is composed of all those who, confessing their repentance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, have been born again by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 1:2; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:22-23; John 10:16)