Our Beliefs

At Redemption Hill Church, the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith is the basis of our Confession. This confession shares a high degree of continuity with the Reformed confessions. The 1689 is also written from a baptistic perspective and aligns most closely with our doctrinal convictions. We have modernized and updated the 1689 to make it clear and useful.

What We Believe

You are encouraged to read our thorough and robust confession of faith. Below are a few statements about the Triune God and the two sacraments given to the church by Christ.

Who is the Father?

God the Father is creator of the universe and maker of everything in Heaven and on Earth.

Who is Jesus?

Jesus Christ is God’s perfect Son, who through His birth from the Virgin Mary lived a sinless life on earth 2,000 years ago. He voluntarily paid for our sins by dying on the cross for us. His death gained salvation for all who receive it as a gift by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only Mediator between God and us. He will return to Earth to conclude all things and reign forever.

Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ, creates faith in our hearts and equips believers for personal growth and service to God.

What is Baptism?

Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament which is ordained by Jesus Christ. To the participant, baptism is a sign of his fellowship with Christ in his death and resurrection, being grafted into Christ, remission of sins, and submission to God’s lordship to live and walk in newness of life through Jesus Christ.

Those who profess repentance towards God, faith in him, and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ are the only proper subjects of this sacrament.

The outward element to be used in this sacrament is water, in which the participant is to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Immersion, or dipping of the person in the water, is normative for the administration of this sacrament.

What is Communion?

On the same night he was betrayed, the supper of the Lord Jesus was instituted by him to be observed in his churches, to the end of the world, for perpetual remembrance. The Lord’s Supper shows the sacrifice of Christ in his death, the sealing of all its benefits to true believers, their spiritual nourishment and growth in him, and their further engagement in and to all duties which they owe to him. It is to be a bond and pledge of their communion with him and with each other.

In this sacrament, Christ is not offered up to his Father, nor is any real sacrifice made at all for remission of sin of the living or the dead. It is a commemoration of that one offering up of himself by himself on the cross, once for all, and a spiritual sacrifice of all possible praise to God for this.