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Our Beliefs

In essential beliefs — we have unity.


“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…“ Ephesians 4:4-6 (NIV)


In nonessential beliefs — we have liberty.


“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgement on disputable matters …Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls…So then each of us will give an account of himself to God … So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1,4,12,22 (NIV)


In all our beliefs — we show charity.

“…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God, and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have no love, I am nothing at all.” 1 Corinthians 13:2 
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 


The Essentials We Believe


1. About the Bible

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and without error, and that they are our supreme and final authority in faith and life.


2. About God

We believe in one God, the Creator, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


3. About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary — 100% God and man.


4. About the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells and gives spiritual life to all believers, enables them to understand Biblical truth, empowers them for godly living, gives them spiritual gifts and equips them for service and witness.


5. About Human Beings

We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His divine image; that they sinned resulting in the spiritual, physical and emotional fall of humanity. We believe that all people by their own decisions have chosen to sin and thereby stand guilty before God and are in need of a Saviour.


6. About Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitution sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. We believe that all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.


7. About the Resurrection

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.


8. About Christ's Return

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


9. About Eternity

We believe in the eternal nature of all humanity. The resurrection and enjoyment of the presence of God for all those who receive His Son; and the eternal punishment of the absence of God and His influence for those who reject the gift of His salvation.


10. About the Church

We believe that the New Testament church is a local body of baptized believers with Christ as its head and the Holy Spirit as its guide. New Testament churches promote God’s work by cooperating together for missions and many other joint efforts. The local church is to be governed independently of outside persons, bodies, groups, or authorities.


11. About the Ordinances

We believe that the local church observes two ordinances — baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that all who have received Christ as Saviour and Lord should be baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; that baptism is by immersion as a picture of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ; and that the Lord’s Supper should be observed in remembrance of Him as a testimony to His death for our sins until He comes again.

Catalyst is a proud member of the
Canadian National Baptist Convention 

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