What do we believe?
Below you'll find a little information about what we believe here at Oxford Baptist Church. This is by no means a comprehensive or detailed list. The best way to learn what we believe is to reach out and talk with us, we would love to answer any question you might have. Click the link to get the conversation started.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second part of the trinity. We believe that Jesus is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life. We believe that Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
We believe in one eternal God who is the creator and sustainer of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Each part of the trinity is fully God and distinct from the other. The trinity is in perfect unity and complete within itself, needing another. God is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word breathed out by God. It is a reliable collection of historical documents written by various eyewitness. They recorded supernatural events which take place in fulfilment of specific prophecies to show us the character of God and the truth of the Gospel. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our everyday lives. The Bible tells a unified story of God working throughout history pointing towards Jesus Christ.
We believe that by nature and our choice we are enemies of God who are lost in our sinfulness. A person is saved by faith alone, through grace alone. When we realize the truth of the gospel, we turn to God in repentance. When we turn and believe in Jesus Christ, we are saved. There is nothing we can do to be saved or do to add to our salvation.
We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together. The Church is the collective body of local believers who work together for the mission of the gospel.