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Bethel Baptist Church
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What We Believe

We Observe Two Ordinances

We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost; and on the authority of the New Testament and a New Testament church, that baptism should precede the partaking of the Lord's Supper, and only such as have been scripturally baptized are proper subjects for the Lord's Supper (Acts 8:36, Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 11:26 NIV).

The Scriptures

At Bethel Baptist Church, we believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired; that it is truth without mixture of error, and that it is the standard by which all human conduct and creeds should be tried (2 Timothy 3:15-17 NIV).

The True God

We believe that there is one and only one true and living God; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (John 4:24, 10:30 NIV).

The Fall of Man

We believe that man was created in holiness, but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy state, in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners and are under condemnation of eternal ruin (Genesis 1:27, Romans 5:12).

The Way of Salvation

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the atoning death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8, Isaiah 53:4-5, Hebrews 7:25 NIV).

Justification

We believe that through justification the perfect righteousness of God is imputed to the believers in Christ Jesus (Acts 13:39, Romans 5:1-2 NIV).

The Freeness of Salvation

We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own depravity and rejection of the Gospel (Isaiah 55:1, John 3:16 NIV).

Grace In Regeneration

We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again through the work of the Holy Spirit (John 3:3, II Corinthians 4:17).

Repentance and Faith

We believe that repentance and faith are inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God, and are essential steps in salvation (Mark 1:15; Romans 10:9).

A Gospel Church

We believe that a church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers bound together in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; and that Jesus committed the ministry of His Gospel to His churches (Acts 2:41-42, Matthew 28:20).