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).
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
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
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).