What We Believe

The following Baptist Church's Articles of Faith have been edited for web page display.  A direct copy of the Articles of Fiath can be obtained from other online sources or in the National Baptist Hymnal.
 
1.  THE SCRIPTURES
 
We believe that the Holy Bible as originally written was verbally inspired and was the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore has truth without error for its matter. We believe that the Bible is the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.
 
2.  THE TRUE GOD
 
We believe there is one, and only one, Living and True God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth...that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit eqal in every divine perfection, and executing disticnt but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
 
3.  THE HOLY SPIRIT
 
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that the Holy Spirit was active in creation; restrians evil; convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgment; bears witness of the truth; seals believers; teaches; witnesses; and helps believers.
 
4.  SATAN
 
We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, and author of all the power of darkness, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire.
 
5.  CREATION
 
We accept the Genesis account of creation and believe that man came by direct creation of God and not by evolution.
 
6.  FALL OF MAN
 
We believe that man was created in innocence unti the law?of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state in consequence of which all humanity are now sinners, not only by constraint, but by choice; and therfore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.
 
7.  VIRGIN BIRTH
 
8.  ATONEMENT OF SIN
 
9.  GRACE IN THE NEW CREATION
 
10.  JUSTIFICATION
 
11.  FAITH AND SALVATION
 
12.  TH LOCAL CHURCH
 
13.  BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER
 
14.  SECURITY OF THE SAINTS
 
15.  THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED
 
16.  CIVIL GOVERNMENT
 
17.   FUTURE EVENTS
 
 We believe in:
 
 A. The Bodily Resurrection.
 B. The Ascension.
 C. The High Priesthood.
 D. The Second Coming.
 E. The Resurrection of the Righteous Dead.
 F. The Change of the Living in Christ.
 
18. BAPTIST DISTINCTIVES
 
We Believe in:
 
A. Biblical Authority.
B. Autonomy of the Local Church.
C. Priesthood of all Believers. 
D. Two Ordinances - Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
E. Individual Soul Liberty.
F. Saved Church Membership (including eternal security).
G. Two Offices - Pastors and Deacons
H. Separation of Church and State.
 
19.  GRACE TO THE CHURCH
 
20.  THE FAMILY