THE MISSION OF ESPOON KOTIKIRKKO CHURCH
To spread and proclaim a growing, honest and passionate relationship between Christ and people, based on the witness of Scripture, declared for the glory of God, for our own growing joy, and the benefit of every nation. (Fil. 1:20-21).
”Evangelical, reformed, and baptistic”
Evangelic. We believe that only regenerate, and repentant Christians have the forgiveness of their sins because of the work of Christ. They will thus receive the gift of eternal life. Therefore, we believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His atoning death and resurrection, ought to be proclaimed to all people among every nation.
Reformed. Our view of salvation is that of traditional protestant and reformed understanding: through grace alone,
by faith alone, by Scripture alone, and in Christ alone.
Baptistic. We practise believers’ baptism, the independence of the church and state, and the unity and autonomy of the local congregation.
THE CONFESSION OF FAITH
Espoon Kotikirkko has been joined as a member church of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of Finland (SRBY) in the summer of 2022. SRBY’s confession is based on the London Baptist Confession of 1689 and will soon be updated here.
Apostolic Confession of Faith
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.