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Rodbourne Cheney Baptist Church, Cheney Manor Rd, Swindon, England SN2 2PE, United Kingdom
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Rodbourne Cheney Baptist Church

Welcome to Rodbourne Cheney Baptist Church

What we believe

Picture of an open Bible

Beliefs and Faith

At Rodbourne Cheney Baptist Church, we consider the following to be the most important beliefs which we adhere to.  They are based on theDeclaration of Principle which is the basis of the Baptist Union to which the church is affiliated.


The 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith remains probably the most comprehensive statement of Baptist belief.

 

Beliefs and faith are very important things within the Christian way of living.  In fact, before being called  Christians followers of Jesus were known as a group called  The Way.   It is by faith that we live, in the knowledge that by God’s grace and mercy, we are saved through the work that Jesus did on the cross, dying for our sins and setting us free from condemnation. 

There is only one true God

 who created everyone and everything in heaven and on earth, whether visible or not, who is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38, 1 Corinthians 8:6, 1 Peter 1:3 

Jesus Christ

  is the exact representation of the Father, sustainer of the universe, head of the Church, and only Saviour of all humanity.
Hebrews 1:1-3, Colossians 1:15-22, John 14:6,Acts 4:12, 1 Timothy 2:5-6 

The Holy Spirit

  is the Counsellor, sent by God, to strengthen and equip the Lord's servants, to produce the fruit of Christian character, to convict the world, to lead God's people into all truth, and to bring glory to Christ.
Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:22-25, John 14:15-17, John 16:5-15 

The Bible

  is the uniquely inspired, eternal, infallible, and the all-sufficient Word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, Isaiah 40:8, Psalm 119:89-91, Psalm 119:105. 

The Church

  is the body of Christ - the company of all who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and who seek to follow his commandments -irrespective of race, gender or status.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14, John 1:11-13, John 14:15, John 15:9-17, 1 Corinthians 12:27-28, Romans 12:4-5, Ephesians 2:19, Galatians 3:26-28. 

Christian baptism

  is the immersion in water in the name of the Trinity of those who have personally confessed repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 3:15, Acts 2:38, Acts 8:36-37, Acts 16:13-15, Acts 16:30-33, Romans 6:3-14 

A spiritual gift

  is given to each believer as a means of helping the entire church, and that one and the same Spirit works all of them, distributing to each believer individually as He wills.
Romans 12:4-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Ephesians 4:4-16

Communion

  On the night before his crucifixion, the Lord Jesus directed that the ordinance of the Lord's Supper (Communion) should be observed as a perpetual remembrance and proclamation of his death on our behalf until he returns.
Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26