What we believe

We believe in living out our Christian faith as effectively as possible, sharing the good news that Jesus can transform your life.

At Thaxted Baptist Church we believe in…

  • the one true God who is the creator, sustainer and ultimate judge of all people.

  • God who loves all people and longs to have a personal relationship with each one.

  • the bible, which we regard as written by human beings but under the full inspiration of God and therefore a fully trustworthy source for all matters of faith and conduct.

  • the creation of all people in God's image. We acknowledge that this same image has become corrupted by sin which has separated us all from God so that we face his judgement.

  • Jesus Christ who is both God and man, born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

  • the death of Jesus Christ on the cross; he took the punishment for all our sins so that we can be forgiven and reconciled with God and no longer under condemnation for those sins.

  • the bodily resurrection of Christ, his ascension to the Father, and his reign and role as the only Saviour of the world.

  • God’s unconditional forgiveness extended to all those human beings who place their faith in Jesus Christ and in his death for them on the cross.

  • the presence and power of God within each believer via the Holy Spirit who both transforms and empowers us to live the new moral and loving life which is required of those who follow Jesus Christ.

  • the Church, which is the visible presence of Christ on earth both locally and universally, and which exists to worship God and to promote justice and love as well as proclaim Christ’s message of forgiveness and reconciliation to God.

  • the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God.  He will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to those who follow him and eternal condemnation to the lost, and will establish a new heaven and a new earth.