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What We Believe

At St. Paul Baptist Church, we believe that the Bible is from God and that the Bible is true. According to the Bible, the following are affirmations we hold:

About God

We believe that there is only one true and living God without division of nature, essence, or being but who reveals Himself to us in three distinct Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that God the Father is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who was made provision for the redemption of mankind from sin, and will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God who exalts Christ, convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment.

The Authority and Power of the Bible

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man.

Salvation

We believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.

About the Church

We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers of the Lord Jesus Christ who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, committed to His teachings, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.

About Baptism

We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an obedient act symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

About the Lord's Supper

We believe the Lord's Supper is an ordinance mandated by Jesus Himself. This solemn act is to be done honestly and repeated in commemoration of Christ's death burial and resurrection. It is a time of introspection and a reminder of the atonement symbolized by the taking of the bread and juice.

About Ministry

We believe every Christian has been called by God to actively participate in ministry (Matthew 28:19-20 & Acts 1:8).