Egerton Free Church
Jesus Christ is Lord
The Bible: That the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the teaching of which is accepted without reservation as a basis for rules of faith and practice (2 Tim 3:15/6, 2 Peter 1:21)
The Trinity: In one eternal God Who has manifested Himself as a Trinity, Three Persons in One Godhead (Matt 28:19): God the Father (Rom 1:7), God the Son (Heb 1:2), God the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3/4)
God reigns: That this God is the creator of all things (Rev 4:11) to Whom the whole universe, including the human race, is subject, to Whom each person is responsible and before Whom each person must appear (Phil 2:10-11; Rev 20:11-13)
Jesus is Lord: In the Deity of Christ (Heb 1:8), His virgin birth (Luke 1:26-35), His substitutionary and atoning death (1 Cor 15:2-4; 1 John 1:7), and His resurrection, His ascension into Heaven, His intercession and His future return in power and glory (Heb 7:25; Luke 24:46-7; Acts 1:9-11)
We need to be saved: Mankind to be totally depraved by reason of sin which has separated the race from God (Rom 3:10-23; 5:12-21); That eternal punishment in hell awaits all who wilfully continue in sin (2 Thes 1:8-9; Luke 16:23-4); That eternal happiness in Heaven awaits all those who repent and turn to God for forgiveness (Acts 3:19; John 3:16)
Only one way: That pardon and salvation can be obtained only by faith in Jesus Christ Who died for us, that salvation, also called regeneration or the new birth, is instantaneous and complete, and is an operation of God the Holy Spirit (John 16:7-11; Acts 16:31; John 3:3-7; John 1:12-13)
In Christian living:
a.The institution of the Lord's Supper, or Holy Communion (Luke 22:15-20);
b.Baptism of the believer by immersion (Matt 3:13-17)
c.Ministry of the Word and in the confirmation of that Word by signs following according to the working of God the Holy Spirit (Matt 28:19-20; 1 Cor 2:2-4; Acts 14:3; 1 Cor 12:7-11)
Egerton Free Church is a former Baptist Chapel with origins dating from about 1750.
However, it was destroyed by fire in 1824 and re-built the following year.
It continued as a Baptist Church until the 1970s, when following repairs it was brought back into use as Egerton Free Church from 1975 until today.
Despite being re-built it has retained its local pale red brickwork, with Flemish bonding and clay tiled rooﬁng.
Egerton Free Church
Kent TN27 9BX