Statement of Faith

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and that God is its author.  II Timothy 3:16

 

GOD THE FATHER

We believe that there is only one living and true God, the Creator, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe. Revelation 1:4, 8:17, Genesis 7:9

 

GOD THE SON

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit without a human father, born of a virgin, and is truly God. John 1:18, John 3:16, Colossians 1:16, 17.

 

We believe according to the Scriptures He lived a sinless life, died as a satisfactory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world, was buried and rose again the third day, ascended to the right hand of God the Father, where He intercedes for the saints. Hebrews 12:2, I John 2:1.

 

GOD THE SPIRIT

We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit, the third person of the trinity. Acts 5:3, II Corinthians 3:17, 18.

 

THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that man was created sinless and by virtue of Adam’s disobedience, man was made a sinner in need of salvation. Genesis 1 – 3, Romans 5:12-21.

 

THE WAY OF SALVATION

We believe that the way of salvation, according to the Scriptures, is wholly by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.

Ephesians 2:8, 9

 

THE SECURITY OF THE BELIEVER

We believe that all born-again persons are eternally secure in Christ since the Scriptures teach that our justification before God rests upon the finished work of Christ.  Romans 8:35-39, John 10:27-30

 

THE CHURCH

We believe that a New Testament Church or assembly is a congregation of baptized believers associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel, having the New Testament officers of Pastor and Deacons.  We believe in the independent nature of the New Testament church and therefore are not associated with any denominational convention.  Matthew 16:16-18, I Timothy 3:1-16, I Corinthians 12:13.

 

THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

We believe, according to the Scriptures, in the sure return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that His coming for His bride, the church, constitutes the blessed hope set before us, for which we should constantly be looking. We believe His coming is pre-tribulational. I Thessalonians 4:12-16, II Thessalonians 2:1-7.

 

TONGUES

Needham’s Grove Church stands opposed to the “Tongues Movement,” believing it is not of God and that it ceased at the passing of the apostilic era.

 

HUMAN SEXUALITY

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a biologically assigned man and a biologically assigned woman. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's biological gender assigned at birth by surgery, treatments or appearance. Genesis. 2:24; Genesis. 19:5, 13; Genesis 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1: 26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4 We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one biologically assigned man and one biologically assigned woman. Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23

 

SANCTITY OF LIFE

We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human. Abortion constitutes the sinful unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the mental wellbeing of the mother are acceptable. Job 3:16; Psalms 51:5; 139; 14-16; Isaiah 44:24; 49:1, 5; Jeremiah 1:5; 20:15-18; Luke 1:44 We believe that the direct taking of an innocent human life, such as euthanasia at any age or in any scenario is a moral evil, regardless of the intention. Life is a gift of God and must be respected from conception until natural death. Exodus. 20:13, 23:7; Matthew. 5:21; Acts 17:28

 

 

 

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Baptist Church

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