Scottish Charity No. SC024295

What we believe

As a summary of our formal confession we also use the following declaration of faith.


1. The Bible as the inspired and authoritative Word of God, the infallible and all-sufficient rule for faith and conduct.


2. The unity of the true and living God revealed in three co-equal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


3. The fall of all humanity into sin, and the necessity of regeneration.


4. The Deity, virgin birth, sinless humanity, substitutionary atoning death for sinners, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension and present intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ.


5. The justification of the sinner solely through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.


6. The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, conversion, and sanctification; also in ministry and worship.


7. The local church, comprising of baptised believers as the expression of the Universal Church, the body of which Christ is the Head, embracing all the redeemed, called by God, born of the Spirit, and justified by faith.


8. The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ in glory, the resurrection of the body, the judgment of the world by the Lord Jesus Christ with the eternal blessedness of the righteous and the eternal punishment of the wicked.


9. The ordinances of believer's baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper.


Penicuik Baptist Church subscribes to the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith.


We believe that this historic doctrinal statement is a good representation of what the Bible teaches about God, creation, sin, the gospel of Jesus Christ and the nature of the church.  


Christian doctrine is more important than ever for the Christian church in Scotland.


We are unashamed in holding to our Confession of Faith.


We do not claim perfection in our understanding of the Christian faith.


In all things we seek to be true to God and his word.  


We do not separate Christian doctrine and Christian living. Both are necessary for a church to honour God and reflect his glory.


The best way to learn about our understanding of the Christian faith is to join us at our weekly meetings.


Declaration of Faith