What is a Baptist?

Baptists are Christians who are saved by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and among other things, profess their repentance and faith in Jesus by being immersed in water and raised up again. Click HERE for more of what we practice on Baptism.

Baptists are the largest protestant denomination in the world and are found in over 200 countries worldwide. Baptists in Scotland date as far back as the 18th century, and the 17th century in England. Although Glenrothes Baptist is a self-goverening Baptist Church, we are united and cooperate with other churches in the Baptist Union of Scotland (BUS).

The declaration of Principle of the B.U.S. is as follows:
1. That the Lord Jesus Christ our God and Saviour is the sole and absolute Authority in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, and that each Church has liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws.
2. That Christian Baptism is the immersion in water into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, of those who have professed repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who died for our sins according to the Scriptures; was buried and rose again the third day.
3. That it is the duty of every disciple to bear witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to take part in the evangelisation of the world.