GOSPEL OF GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
There is one true God, eternally existing in three Persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. These are equal and are one God. God created the world out of nothing and by his power he sustains all he has created. (Genesis 1:26-28; Romans 8:22-25; Ephesians 1:13-14).
The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the final authority in life and doctrine (2 Timothy 3: 16: Psalm 119:105).
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless Life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in power and glory. – Matthew 1:21-23; Luke 2:11; Romans 10:9; 1 Tim 2:5)
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. He makes people aware of their need for Christ (John 16:8-11, 2 Corinthians 6:11). He indwells and empowers the believer (I John 4:13; Galatians. 5:16-26). His presence in our life is a seal and guarantee that we are God’s children (2 Corinthians 1: 21-22). The Holy Spirit gives believers spiritual gifts (talents or an abilities) (1 Corinthians 12:7-11; Romans 12:4-8) to be used to help others.
Salvation is a free gift of God. The death of Christ on the cross is the only sufficient payment for our sins. All have sinned, but all can be saved. This salvation is available for any who put their trust in Christ as Savior (Romans 3:23, 6:23; John 3:16). Those trusting Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized (Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 2:8,9).
The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of reaching the lost and discipling the saved, helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 4: 1-16).
We believe in water baptism by immersion after salvation (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15-16; Galatians 3:27), and Holy Communion as a symbolic remembrance of Christ’s suffering, death and resurrection. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4.
in the baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4.
We deeply believe in the resurrection of both the redeemed and the lost, one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting darkness. – John11:25-25: I Corinthians 15:21
We believe in the blessed hope – the rapture of the Church at Christ’s coming. Very soon we’ll be with Our Savior. Amen – (Romans 12:2: Romans 15:4)