What We Believe*
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three co-equal persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
(See Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
About the Bible
The Old & New Testaments verbally inspired by God and inerrant. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. It is truth without any mixture of error.
(See 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30.5)
About Jesus Christ
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is the Son of God. He is co-equal with God. He lived a sinless life. He offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of everyone by dying on the cross. He arose from the grave 3 days after His death. He ascended to heaven. He will return to earth again one day to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(See Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world today to make everyone aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He gives Christians the power to live, to understand spiritual truth, and to guide each Christian in doing what is right.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1)
“Man” (or everyone) is made in the spiritual image of God and he is the supreme object of God’s creation. “Man” has great potential for good but he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God. This is sin and it separates us from God.
(See Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2)
Salvation is a gift from God to everyone. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. It is by grace through faith; trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into ones life by faith. From that moment on one is eternally secure because of Jesus’ shed blood for our sins on the cross.
(See Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1: 12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
(See John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. It is a Christian’s public declaration of having accepted Jesus Christ as one’s personal Savior. Baptism does not save anyone. It does, however, show the world that one has been saved. It is a Biblical command every believer should obey. It demonstrates a believer’s love and obedience to Christ.
(See Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20)
*There are many other doctrines we believe. If you would like to receive a booklet of our beliefs, please call the church office @ 302.478.1638. We will gladly send you a copy of The Baptist Faith and Message, a booklet that affirms the doctrines we believe and cherish. When you call you will be asked to give your name and mailing address.