Statement of Faith

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The following is the doctrinal basis on which this church, Bethel Memorial Baptist Church, has been founded and shall be perpetuated:

We believe that the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testament, is inspired by God and is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe in the supernatural as the vital element in the revelation and operation of the Christian faith. (John 1:1)

We believe in one God eternally existing in Three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:18)

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, that He is true God and true man, and that He is the only Mediator between God and man. (Luke 1:35 & 1 Timothy 2:5)

We believe in the literal, physical death of Jesus Christ, “and He, Himself, is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the whole world” (1 John 2:2), in the resurrection of His body, in His ascension into heaven, in His personal visible and premillenial return to earth. We further believe that salvation is received only through personal faith in His shed blood.

We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to men in the regeneration and sanctification of their souls. (John 15:26)

We believe that man was created in the Image of God, and that he sinned and thereby incurred spiritual death. (Genesis 1:20 & Romans 3:23)

We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked, that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in his esteem, while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked and under the curse that this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11 & John 3:16-18)

We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, setting forth the essential facts in redemption — the death and resurrection to newness of life. (1 Peter 3:21-22)

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of His death until He comes and is to be observed regularly by such as have been born again and are walking in fellowship with Him. (Matthew 26:26-29)

We believe that a New Testament church is a body of believers, associated for worship, service and the spread of the Gospel. (Acts 2:41-47)