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~Who We Are & What We Believe~

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The First Baptist Church of Bordentown, New Jersey is God’s church. We are a place where sinners gather to worship, learn, and serve together. We are welcoming and loving people who come from many different walks of life and traditions.

While closely affiliated with American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (, the Capital Association and American Baptist Churches USA (, we follow the Baptist tradition of local church autonomy being responsible for its own preaching, worship, teaching, finances, property and for outreach missions.

We also believe Christ is the only mediator between God and human beings. Unlike many denominations, Baptists have no official creed to which all must conform. The Bible is our final authority in faith and conduct. Baptism should be administered only to those who believe and follow Christ. Baptism by immersion in water was taught in the Bible and symbolizes the death of sinful living and rising into a new life in Christ.

As God’s people, and as Baptists, we believe in the great doctrines of the church, such as the Bible as God’s holy Word; belief in the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ; the believer’s resurrection made possible by the resurrection of Jesus Christ; and the triumph of God over sin and death.