What We Believe

We gladly stand in the line of Historic Christianity (the Apostle’s and Nicene Creeds), the Reformers (the Westminster Confession), and Baptists (The First and Second London Baptist Confessions of 1644 and 1689). It is expected that every member of Seekers Christian Fellowship agrees and be held wholly accountable to the 11 points of the following Doctrinal Statement:

  1. We believe in one God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    [Ref: (Deuteronomy 6:4), (Matthew 28:19) (2 Corinthians 13:14)]
  2. We believe the Bible is the Word of God divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant in the original manuscripts, and the supreme authority in all matters on which it speaks.
    [Ref: (2 Timothy 3:16), (2 Peter 1:20-21), (Matthew 24:35), (Proverbs 30:5), (1 Thessalonians 5:21)]
  3. We believe God created man in His image and for His glory, but through sin, we have become alienated from a sinless God and cannot restore relationship with God by our own efforts.
    [Ref: (Genesis 1:27), (Isaiah 43:7), (Romans 3:23), (Isaiah 64:6, Romans 3:20)]
  4. We believe that God sent His Son Jesus Christ, truly God, truly man to live a sinless life and die an atoning death for the sin of man; in this, God’s love for us is demonstrated.
    [Ref: (Romans 8:3, Matthew 16:16), (Colossians 2:9), (John 1:14), (2 Corinthians 5:21), (Romans 6:23), (1 John 2:2), (Romans 5:8)]
  5. We believe that Jesus Christ rose bodily from the grave; His death and resurrection bring the hope of eternal life to whosoever would believe in Him.
    [Ref: (Matthew 28:5-6, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8), (Romans 6:6-11), (John 3:16)]
  6. We believe that by the free gift of God’s grace, through faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we are justified and can have relationship with God.
    [Ref: (Ephesians 2:8-9), (Romans 4:4-5), (Romans 5:1)]
  7. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells all believers, regenerating and sanctifying them to the likeness of Jesus Christ; it is the Holy Spirit’s witness which assures salvation.
    [Ref: (Acts 2:38), (John 3:5-7), (2 Cor 3:18), (Ephesians 1:13-14)]
  8. We believe that Jesus Christ is Head of the Church (His Body) and we affirm the observance of biblical ordinances: believer Baptism and remembrance of the Lord’s Supper.
    [Ref: (Colossians 1:18), (Acts 2:38), (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)]
  9. We believe in the personal second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the regenerate to eternal life and the unregenerate to eternal judgment, and the ultimate victory of the eternal Kingdom of God.
    [Ref: (Acts 1:9-11, Revelation 22:7), (John 5:24), (John 3:18, Revelation 20:15), (Revelation 5:9-10)]
  10. We believe that all true disciples of Jesus Christ will love God by obeying Him and love others as Christ loved us; without such love, we have no right to claim ourselves Christians.
    [Ref: (1 John 5:3), (John 13:34), (John 13:35)]
  11. We desire to allow freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us. For a full statement of our teaching positions, we have adapted the 1689 London Baptist Confession. 
    [Ref: (2 Timothy 3:16-17), (Romans 14:13), 1689 London Baptist Confession]

Church Membership Covenant

By the sovereign grace of God, I have repented and believed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, submitting my life to Him as Lord and Saviour. I have been baptized upon profession of my faith, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, in obedience to the biblical command, an ordinance symbolizing my union to Jesus Christ. Date of Baptism:
I commit myself to the regular careful study of God’s true Word (the Bible) in private and in Church gatherings, that with the Holy Spirit’s help, I may know Him better, bear fruit to His glory, and not sin against Him. I have read and agreed with the entirety of the Church’s Statement of Faith. I agree to be held wholly accountable to this sound doctrine. I understand that the full statement of our Church’s teaching positions is adapted from the 1689 London Baptist Confession. As I wait for Christ’s return, I commit myself to regular prayer, in keeping with the example of Jesus Christ and His teaching to His disciples in the Lord’s Prayer.

As Christ has loved and commanded me, I strive to love my brothers and sisters in the Church that the world may know we are truly His disciples. I commit myself to the Church’s commission to make disciples of all nations, teaching them all that Christ has commanded us. To this end, I will not forsake the weekly Sabbath worship gathering and Christian fellowship. Recognizing God has arranged each member of this body as He chose, as far as it depends on me, I commit to live at peace with everyone, maintaining the unity of the local Church, and working heartily and faithfully to serve the Lord. To this end I commit to cheerfully and regularly give to the support of the local Church’s ministry, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through missional work abroad. Recognizing their God-appointed authority to shepherd His flock as those who must give an account, I submit to the leadership, oversight, and discipline of the biblically qualified Pastors/Elders of the Church. Further, I commit to regularly examining myself prior to partaking of the Lord’s Supper so that the Church may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, set apart from worldly sin.

If at any time, I am unable, in good conscience, to sincerely affirm this covenant, I commit to inform the Elders so that the membership of the Church can rightly protect and uphold the honour of the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in this world. Til He returns or calls us home.