Everett Springs Baptist Church – We Believe:
GOD — We believe in the triune God, singular in essence, triune in manifestation existing as Father, Son and Spirit.
JESUS — We believe that Jesus is the begotten Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven where He abides as advocate for every believer.
HOLY SPIRIT — We believe the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in the heart of every believer.
CHRIST’S RETURN — We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth to set in motion the events of the end times.
BIBLE — We believe that the Bible is inspired by God and is the sole authority for our beliefs and practices among Christians .
MAN — We believe that humanity is a special creation of God, made in His image. God is Spirit and so is each person, a spirit who lives in a body which has a personality (soul).
SALVATION — We believe that salvation is a gift given freely by God through His grace and faith. This gift is offered to all who place their trust in Christ and those who do will be kept by God’s grace unto heaven.
ETERNITY — We believe those who have placed their trust in Christ will live eternally in the presence of God in the next life.
ORDINANCES — We believe there are two New Testament ordinances given by Jesus.
- Baptism: We believe baptism is an act of obedience wherein a Christian demonstrates his/her identity with Christ’s death and resurrection by being immersed in water (the grave) and raised to walk in newness of life.
- Communion: Commonly referred to as The Lord’s Supper is administered with an unleavened wafer and a sip of grape juice (fruit of the vine). As we ingest these elements, we are to remember the broken body and shed blood of the Savior and in so doing remember His death until His return.
This statement of faith is not a creed nor is it binding. Rather it is a statement of beliefs generally held by Christians in the Baptist denomination. For a fuller explanation see the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 here: https://bfm.sbc.net/