earliest days, Grace Baptist Church has never wavered in her commitment to
historic Christianity as expressed in the great truths under girding the
Protestant Reformation. Our work in Carlisle is founded upon a deep love for
God's Word, the infallible and inerrant Bible. We believe the best expression of
the system of doctrine contained in the Scriptures goes by the name
"Reformed," which we understand to teach the primacy of God in
salvation, church life, and the world. Our doctrinal stance is set forth in the
1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith and includes the following convictions:
There is one
God, eternally existing in three persons, who created all things and upholds all
things by His perfect will.
■ Man is thoroughly sinful and in
need of salvation through a personal redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ.
■ Salvation is by grace alone
through faith in Christ's finished work on the cross to atone for man's sins.
■ Christ is Lord over all of the
Christian's life, so that the duty of each Christian is to live for God's glory,
submitting to His will as it is revealed in the Scriptures.
■ The blessed hope of every Christian is
the personal, visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The expectation of the second advent of Christ, far from encouraging
speculation, has a purifying effect on the life and conduct of true believers.