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Purpose & Beliefs

Purpose

At Grace Baptist Church we believe the purpose of the church is found in Matthew 28:19-20.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Our focus at Grace Baptist Church is to take the Gospel to the world.  


Beliefs


The Bible

We believe the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. For reasons of unity within the church and textual reliability we choose to use the King James version of the Bible.  (II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)


God

We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance, yet manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4)


Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, eternally existing, who became a sinless man in order to redeem us. He was virgin born, and He was God incarnate.  (Luke 1:30-55; John 1:1-15; Phil. 2:5-8)


Man

We believe man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God. Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race, with an inherited sinful nature.  (Gen. 1:26,27; Gen. 2:16; Gen. 3:16-19; Rom. 3:10-23; Rom. 6:23)


Salvation

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary payment for the sins of the whole world. He physically arose from the dead and then ascended into Heaven. Simple faith in this sacrifice is the only way of salvation for mankind.  (Luke 24; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 5:8-10; Eph. 1:20-23; I Peter 3:18)


The Local Church

We believe the local church is a group of believers baptized by immersion, banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission; preaching the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15; I Cor. 12:12; Eph. 1:22,23)


The Last Days

We believe in that "blessed hope," the personal, imminent return of Christ Who will rapture His Church prior to the seven-year tribulation period. At the end of the Tribulation, Christ will personally and visibly return with His saints to establish His earthly Messianic Kingdom which was promised to the nation of Israel. (Psalm 89:3-4; Daniel 2:31-45; Zechariah 14:4-11; I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Revelation 3:10; 19:11-16; 20:1-6)

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