Beliefs

What We Believe

Members of Moonee Ponds Baptist Church are agreed on these central elements of Christian faith.

God

Creator of the Universe and everything it contains, who is revealed in Three Persons:  God the Father, God the Son – Jesus Christ – and God the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ

Came into our world as a baby and grew to manhood as a perfect blend pf divinity and humanity – to reveal God’s nature, grace and truth – and to take on himself all that separates us from God through his death and resurrection. He calls us to follow and to know personally in a relationship that stretches into eternity.

Holy Spirit

Is God’s presence in our world, who draws humanity’s attention to Jesus’ grave and truth, so we may respond to his inner conviction and experience him within us – a whole new life. He activates believers to mature in Christian grace – individually and together. Then we may continue the ministry Jesus began – serving our local and wider world in ways that draw others to Him.

The Bible and its Use

We believe the Bible – Old and New Testament – is inspired by God: as the authority of our message and the ultimate guide for our personal and mutual maturity.

Baptism

As commanded by Jesus, we practise immersion of those who have committed  their lives to His Lordship – to symbolise their identification with His death, burial and resurrection; and to fully participate in the ministry of the local and world-wide church.

Lord’s Supper

We regularly celebrate this simple meal to symbolise Jesus’ body and blood – freely given to secure our salvation, and to celebrate our hope of being untied with Him forever in the world to come. All who share this belief are welcome to celebrate with us.

The Human Condition

We recognise that humanity has no permanent hope without faith in God and accepting his offer of eternal salvation through His gift of life through Jesus Christ.