About the Church
We are a group of Christians who gather on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) in Subang Jaya to worship God through the preaching of God’s Word, singing of hymns and serving the Lord in works pleasing to Him. Our church is an independent church (not under any denomination) and upholds the sole authority of God’s Word in governing the local church in all matters.
As a local church, we are committed to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in the building up of faith in Christian believers. We believe in the necessity to carefully preach the truth from the Bible.
Contrary to first impressions, “Reformed Baptist” is not a distinct denomination (where there are organisations and hierarchies) but is a description of our theological beliefs.
The church of God was heavily persecuted for the first three centuries of its existence. The fires of persecution kept the doctrines (teachings) and practices of the church pure and sincere. However, after persecution stopped, there came a long period of decline that lasted until the early part of the 16th century. By then, the majority of professing Christians were Bible illiterate and believed in superstitious and not biblical beliefs. It was at this time, in the 16th century, that the “Reformation” took place; a change that brought true revival and the re-discovery of the sole authority of the Word of God (Bible). Out of this “Reformation” came the re-discovery of old biblical truths – chief of them is the ‘doctrines of Grace’ (also known as Calvinism) and ‘reformed worship’ (based on the regulative principle of worship) that is different from the corrupt practices of the day.
We are happy to identify ourselves with those who have suffered much in order to uphold the truth of the Bible. Our faith is mostly summarised in the document called “The 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith”. A copy of the Confession can be gotten from http://www.reformed.org/documents/baptist_1689.html and a brief history on the Confession can be read from http://www.theopedia.com/london-baptist-confession-of-1689
While we do not hold the Confession as authoritative, it nevertheless provides help in 1) summarising our doctrinal beliefs in a systematic and clear manner and 2) connect us to the faith of those who has lived before us. We do not like to novel, but am glad to be grounded in the old, old Story.
While most Reformed churches practice ‘infant baptism’ by ‘sprinkling water’ upon the subjects, we distinguish ourselves by practicing ‘believers’ baptism’. We believe that only those who are able to make a profession of faith in Christ and have a credible profession (sincere and honest) may be subjects of baptism. The manner in which baptism is performed upon the subjects is through ‘full immersion’ in water as is practiced by the Lord in the Gospels.
We hope that this introduction to our beliefs will help you understand us more. Feel free to join us for any of our meetings. We sincerely welcome those who are seeking for the truth, or even those who are curious concerning Christianity to join us. If you have further inquiries on matters of our doctrinal position or practices, do not hesitate to contact us.