The foundation principle of GGBC is the members’ personal faith in, and loyalty to the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God as Saviour and Lord as sole Head of the Church.
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are believed as the inspired Word of God, the revealer of Jesus Christ; the New Testament being the final and sufficient authority for the faith and order of the Church.
Acknowledging at all times the right of each individual member to a fuller insight into the Scriptures under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, GGBC declares its belief in:
- The Triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- The Deity and Incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God.
- The fallen, sinful and lost condition of all humanity.
- The salvation of people from the penalty and the power of sin through the perfect obedience of the Lord Jesus Christ in His life and atoning death, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to the position of all authority and power, and His unchanging priesthood.
- The necessity of repentance towards God, and of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in order to be saved.
The regeneration of people, their growth to Christian maturity and their preservation to the heavenly kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ by the work of the Holy Spirit.
All believers are partners together exercising the gifts of the Spirit in worship, witness, service and love.
The personal, visible return of our Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead and His final judgment of all people.
The two ordinances established by the Lord Jesus Christ, namely Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
- While making allowance for exceptional circumstances Baptism is the immersion of believers in water upon their profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the ordinance being a symbol of their identification with Him in His death, burial and resurrection to newness of life and incorporation into His Church universal.
- The Lord’s Supper is a repeated experience of God’s redemptive love and grace:
— It is a testimony to Christ’s redemptive work for all people.
— It is an occasion for fellowship ministry and unity in the Christian family.
— It is the call of our Lord to remember Him, until He comes again. o It is a focus upon Jesus, who invites all who have accepted Him as Saviour and Lord to participate.
— The elements are of great significance. Bread and the fruit of the vine are symbols of the broken body and the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe we can encounter the risen Christ in our worship.
(taken from Golden Grove Baptist Church Constitution)