We Believe In
The Holy Scriptures
We believe that the Bible - consisting of sixty-six books in the Old and New Testaments - is the authoritative Word of God. They are inspired and infallible in the original writings, and are therefore sufficient for all matters pertaining to life and godliness.
We believe in the One True, Eternal God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things. Though One, He eternally exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe God originally created Man in His own image, free from sin; but, through the temptation of Satan, he transgressed the command of God, and fell from his sinless state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, and are under condemnation.
We believe that by His grace, God sent His Son Jesus Christ into the world to take upon Himself a human nature, yet without sin, to fulfill the law, suffer and die on the cross making atonement for our sins, and be raised again the third day from the dead for sinners. Salvation is the work of the Holy Spirit in which individuals repent from their sin and wholly trust in Jesus Christ alone.
We believe in the one universal Church, composed of all those who are in Christ and united to Him by faith. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, and according to His commandment, Christians are to associate themselves into particular churches.
The Second Coming
We believe in the personal and visable return in glory of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. After His return He will send unbelievers to eternal punishment in Hell and believers to eternal life in Heaven.
Click here to read the HBC Doctrinal Statements which provide a fuller explanation of what the Elders prescribe to and teach.