• Diamond Valley Baptist Church
  • Diamond Valley Baptist Church
  • Diamond Valley Baptist Church
  • Diamond Valley Baptist Church
  • Diamond Valley Baptist Church
  • Diamond Valley Baptist Church
  • Diamond Valley Baptist Church

Beliefs

We believe...

1. The Bible is God's word to us and it is the ultimate authority by which we live (2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:21).

2. God is one God in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19).

3. The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God, who as a real man, lived on earth (John 4:25-26, 42; Heb 1:3).

4. Every person has rebelled against God (we call this 'sin') and so is separated from God (Rom 3:23; 5:12).

5. All people may be reunited with God, having their sin and its effects cancelled because of Jesus' perfect life, death and rising from the dead as our substitute. Jesus is now with God and prays for us constantly (1 Cor 15:3-4; 2 Cor 5:21; Eph 2:8-9).

6. To be reunited with God it is necessary for us to turn away from our sins, to accept what Jesus has done on our behalf, and believe in Him (Acts 2:28).

7. When we do this, the Holy Spirit enters our lives to renew and preserve us, to help us grow more like Jesus (John 16:8-14; 1 Pet 1:2; Eph 4:30).

8. One day everyone will rise from the dead to be judged by Jesus Christ(John 5:28; Acts 17:31).

9. There are two special ceremonies Jesus has commanded us to follow...

  • The first is Baptism, by which believers express their faith in Jesus. They do this by being totally immersed in water as an act of identification with Jesus' death and resurrection (Matt 28:18-20; Acts 8:35-38; Rom 6:3-4). 
  • The second is The Lord's Supper (also known as Communion), celebrated to remind us of Jesus dying for us and that He is coming again (1 Cor 11:23-32).