Catshill Baptist Church is part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and is therefore in union with over 2000 other churches in the UK, many of which hold widely different theological understandings and practices. As such, we subscribe to the Union’s Declaration of Principle, rooted in Jesus’ Great Commission, with its threefold pattern of the authority of Christ, baptism and mission.
The Declaration of Principle 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 Spirit, 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.