We hold to the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689. All officers must uphold and teach these standards. Members are free to take exception to anything not contrary to the five points of orthodoxy listed in the Essential Doctrines page, provided they do not promote dissension regarding the items listed in the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689 or in the principles communicated in the Constitution of Hope Baptist Church.
The elders of Hope Baptist are regularly exhorting church leaders to provide doctrinal clarity to the people in their churches by adopting a historical confession of the faith. Of course, we at Hope Baptist heartily recommend the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689. We contend that a church without a detailed doctrinal confession is a vulnerable to ignorance, confusion, wolves and apostasy.
We desire for the door to the church to be as wide as the gates of Heaven. The following doctrines constitute the essence of the Christian faith and they are doctrinal requirements for membership. These doctrines detail the dividing line between orthodoxy and serious error.