Statement of Faith
Kilsyth South Baptist Church (KSBC) is a community of believers committed to obeying and following the teachings of Jesus. We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16) and aim to be a ‘light on a hill’ for Christ in our local area and beyond. We do this by striving to accept and love those in the church and our local community.
We aim to be obedient to Christ and fulfil his mission to make disciples, baptising them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching the commands of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19-20). We believe all Christians are commanded to love God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, and their neighbours as themselves. Such love includes the responsibility of every Christian to participate in the sharing of the Good News throughout the world.
These beliefs have formed our mission statement to Share Jesus, Care for People and Encourage Christian Growth.
We believe there is only one God, and that He is infinitely good and great, the Living God who is the creator of all good things. God has revealed himself to be triune in being, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that He lived among people as one of us. We believe He died on the cross and rose again in order to overcome death and bring forgiveness, taking the penalty of our wrongdoing upon Himself.
We believe that all people have done wrong (Romans 3:23) and that all who follow Christ in faith are granted forgiveness through His work on the cross, and that they will receive eternal life in the kingdom to come.
We believe the Holy Spirit is at work in believers (Acts 1:8, 2:38), continuing God’s work in the world until Jesus returns to judge the world and makes things right.
We believe Jesus Christ alone is head of the Church and that He is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct in the life of churches and individuals.
KSBC is a community full of people seeking to follow Jesus. We find His life and teaching inspirational and relevant to our lives. Importantly, we experience Him as a living friend and Saviour who invites us to do life with Him.