John Blanchard adheres to the following Basis of Faith, but no similar consent is required from those who invite him to any speaking engagement:

  1. The Holy Scriptures, as originally given, are divinely and verbally inspired, and therefore inerrant and infallible, and of supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice. 'All Scripture is God-breathed' (2 Timothy 3:16) and in committing it to writing its human authors 'spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit' (2 Peter 1:21).
  2. There is only one true and living God, 'the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords' (1 Timothy 6:15) subsisting in three Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are the same in substance and equal in glory and power.
  3. God is free, independent and sovereign and 'works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will' (Ephesians 1:11).
  4. Satan is a living being in evil and active opposition to God and his purposes, and has 'blinded the minds of unbelievers' (2 Corinthians 4:4).
  5. Man was created 'in the image of God' (Genesis 1:27) but by his own wilful disobedience he fell into sin and became guilty, corrupt and subject to death. As a result, man is by nature totally depraved, being 'dead in transgressions' (Ephesians 2:5) and subject to the wrath of God, which 'is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men' (Romans 1:18).
  6. The Lord Jesus Christ, without relinquishing his eternal deity, assumed human nature, being 'born of a woman' (Galations 4:4), having been conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. He was utterly 'without sin' (Hebrews 4:15), and his death was a voluntary, substitutionary and atoning sacrifice for sin, by which he infallibly secured the salvation of those 'chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father' (1 Peter 1:12). He was 'declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead' (Romans 1:4), 'taken up into heaven' (Mark 16:9), 'sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven' (Hebrews 1:3) where he is 'crowned with the glory and honour' (Hebrews 2:9) and is 'interceding for us' (Romans 8:34). He will personally return to the earth 'with power and great glory' (Matthew 24:30).
  7. 'Unless a man is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God' (John 3:3) and this miracle of regeneration is the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit, enabling the sinner to 'turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus' (Acts 20:21) as the sole means of salvation.
  8. All those who are spiritually united to Christ through regeneration are eternally secure in Him, there being 'no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus' (Romans 8:1).
  9. All true believers in the Lord Jesus are united as members of 'the church, which is his body' (Ephesians 1:22-23).
  10. There will be a bodily resurrection to the day of judgement, when the Lord Jesus Christ 'will judge the living and the dead' (2 Timothy 4:1). All true believers will go on to be 'with the Lord for ever' (1 Thessalonians 4:17) and all others will be 'punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power' (2 Thessalonians 1:9).