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Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21
He is one God who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Trinity). These persons are each distinct, eternal, the same in essence, and equal in power, authority, and glory. Life’s sole purpose is about Him.
Genesis 1:1; Exodus 34:5-8; Psalm 145:3; Isaiah 40:12-31; Isaiah 45:5-7; Matthew 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:2
Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, perfectly fulfilled the law, died on a cross as a sacrificial substitute in the place of all those who trust in Him, and literally rose from the dead on the third day. After finishing His work on the cross and being raised from the dead, Jesus ascended back into Heaven to be with His Father until the day when He will return, gather His followers, and judge the rest of the world.
Isaiah 7:14; Isaiah 9:6-7; Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1-18; John 8:48-59; John 10:3-38; Colossians 1:15-20; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5
He empowers and lives in the true believer in Jesus Christ and is to be relied upon for everything we do. The main purpose of the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus and testify to the finished work of Jesus.
Ezekiel 36:26-31; Mark 13:11; John 3:5-8; John 3:34; John 3:15:26; John 16:7-15; Acts 4:8; Romans 8:5-17; Romans 8:26-27; Romans 8:12; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 1 Corinthians 2:9-16; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 3:18-20; 1 Corinthians 3:12; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Timothy 4; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 3:23-24; John 5:7-8; John 5:18-20
Our spiritual condition is that everyone is born dead, enslaved to sin, and unwilling and incapable of coming to God. We are completely incapable of saving ourselves because by our very nature we love and prefer everything else not related to God. It is only by the Grace of God, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, that man can be saved. All of mankind is dependent upon God for everything. Our purpose remains to glorify God and enjoy God forever despite our sin.
Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26-31; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Psalm 51:4; Romans 3:9-23; Romans 5:12; Romans 8:7; John 3:19; Ephesians 2:1-3; Titus 3:3; 2 Timothy 2:26
The three persons of God are active together in the salvation of every believer whom God has chosen in eternity past. God the Father chose and planned man’s salvation. The Son, Jesus Christ, redeems and takes man’s place in God’s punishment, and the Holy Spirit testifies to and calls those whom God the father has chosen.
Salvation is ONLY in and through the Person and perfect work of Jesus Christ. Only the sinless life of Jesus Christ perfectly fulfilled God’s standard in His law. Jesus’ perfect standard fulfilled God the Father’s righteous requirement, for everyone who trusts in Jesus alone receives His righteousness on his or her behalf. God the Father only accepts the sacrificial, substitutionary, and wrath bearing death of Jesus as full payment for the sin of all those who trust in Him.
Salvation is by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, and in Christ alone. Man could never do anything to earn salvation, save ourselves, or be deserving of salvation. All people are commanded to turn away from their sins and believe in Jesus for salvation. Salvation comes when the Holy Spirit enables us to recognize our sin and need for a savior, and leads us to turn away from our sin and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Isaiah 53:4-11, John 6:44-45; John 14:6; Acts 2:36-41; Acts 4:12; Acts 10:34-43; Romans 3:9-30; Romans 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; Ephesians 2:8-10
John 17:17; Acts 2:36-47; Ephesians 5:26; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15
Philippians 1:6; I Thessalonians 5:14-24; Hebrews 12:1-3; Romans 8:28-39; John 6:39-40; John 10:28-30
Being part of The Church means that each person should regularly participate in personal evangelism, corporate worship, Christian fellowship, discipleship (growing to be like Christ), and loving ministry in the local church. A local church is a group of real, authentic Christ-followers who are openly committed to Christ, each other, and the local body, under the leadership of men called by God with a specific vision, mission, beliefs, and values. Every true believer should be a part of a local church, under the authority, care, and leadership of called and qualified male leaders, so that they can best use their Spiritual Gifts for the good of the whole church and the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:38-47; Romans 12; 1 Corinthians 12; Philippians 2:1-4; Colossians 3:12-15; Hebrews 10:19-25; 1 John 1:1-4
It is a symbolic representation of Christ’s life, death, burial, and resurrection as what cleanses sinners from the consequences of sin. It is a real means by which God works to impart His sanctifying, strengthening, confirming, and preserving graces as it visibly and tangibly preaches the gospel to all those who partake in by faith in what it signifies. Baptism is an open confession of personal faith in and identification with Christ as the only Lord and Savior.
Matthew 28:16-20; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 2:38-41; Acts 7:12; Acts 8:35-38; Romans 6:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:17
Eating and drinking the elements of the Lord’s Supper is to be an outward and active expression of faith in what they represent, namely the broken body and shed blood of Jesus for the complete forgiveness of sins. Receiving this ordinance is to be both corporate (edifying other believers) and a means of worshiping our Savior.
Matthew 26:26-30; John 6; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34
The purposes of discipline are two-fold. First, we desire reconciliation and repentance with the disciplined party. Second, Pastors are to keep the rest of the body of believers pure from evil influence, deter other members from evil out of a Godly fear, and to save the one who is unrepentant from destroying themselves. The disciplined person should be forgiven and accepted back as a member if they genuinely turn to Christ for forgiveness and humbly come back asking for acceptance and forgiveness.
Matthew 18:10-35; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 2:5-11
Marriage perfectly displays the glory of God and His joy for His creation. Through the gift of marriage, men and women are called to experience God’s covenantal love, patience, and mercy toward His people. Because marriage was designed by God to portray and image Him to the world; divorce, discord, and division corrupt this specific image of God to the rest of the world.
We believe marriage is a binding covenant created by God between one man and one woman for our holiness, for our joy, as a picture of the gospel to spread the glory of God. Because marriage as a permanent relationship is designed to portray God to the world, divorce, discord, and division corrupt our image to the rest of the world.
Divorce was never part of God’s design for marriage and is something God hates. Jesus only permitted divorce in the case of sexual immorality. According to the testimony of the entirety of God’s Word, the two grounds on which Scripture would allow a divorce are sexual immorality and desertion by an unbeliever.
The creation of marriage by God is rooted in creation. Because Adam and Eve were made to complement each other in a one-flesh union, God establishes that the only normative pattern of sexual relations is between a man and a woman.
Genesis 2:24; Malachi 2:16; Matthew 5:31-32, 19:5-9; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16, 25-35; Ephesians 5:22-33
Matthew 25:29-35; Matthew 25:41-46; Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:5-8
Matthew 24:27-31; Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Other doctrinal belief statements we are in substantial agreement with: Abstract Of Principles, The Second London Baptist Confession Of Faith - 1689, and the Baptist Faith and Message. If you have questions, please contact us.