What We Believe

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

With respect to doctrine, Primitive Baptists are also like historical Baptists in that they are committed to what is commonly (though errantly) called Reformed Doctrine. Though Primitive Baptists may differ from popular variations of Reformed Doctrine on a few technical points, they are at agreement with nearly all of its major tenets. This doctrine affirms without qualification that men are saved by the grace of God. For this reason, Baptists have preferred to call it the Doctrine of Grace, as it is truly the only variant of Christian doctrine that teaches salvation by grace without qualification.

Articles of Faith

  1. We believe in one God and the trinity of persons in the Godhead; the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

  2. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the revealed word of God and the only rule of faith and practice.

  3. We believe in the fall of Adam and that all men by nature are in a state of wrath and utterly unable to recover themselves by their own freewill and ability into the favor of God.

  4. We believe that God, before the foundation of the world, chose a definite number of the human race in Christ Jesus to salvation and they in particular are saved.

  5. We believe that sinners are justified only through the merits and efficiency of the obedience, death, and resurrection of Christ imputed to them.

  6. We believe all those who are called, quickened, regenerated, and justified are preserved in Christ and kept by the power of God unto salvation and can never fall away and finally be lost.

  7. We believe Jesus Christ, who is the head and lawgiver, has instituted the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's supper which are to be perpetually observed by the church to the end of the world.

  8. We believe that baptism, and the Lord's supper, and feet washing are ordinances of Jesus Christ and that true believers are the only proper subjects for baptism and that the mode of baptism is immersion in water.

  9. We believe in the resurrection both of the just and the unjust and that the happiness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.

 

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