FAMILY LIFE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH DOCTRINAL BELIEF
The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God are, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct, (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)
God is the only true God, the creator, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19).
In the deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His personal return in power and glory, (Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:30-35,3:21-22; John 1:1-2).
Man is the special creation of God, made in His image, created innocent of sin, endowed with freedom of choice and by his free choice sinned against God and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God, (Genesis 1:26-27, 3:6-19; Romans 3:10-23; Ephesians 2:1).
Jesus Christ died as a complete, substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all men, (Romans 3:24-28, 5:8-10; I John 2:1-2).
In the necessity of re-birth, the futility of personal reformation, (John 3:3-8; Rev. 21:27).
In the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ, (John 20:1-29; Acts 1:1-3, 9-11; I Corinthians 15:1-4).
The sole condition for Salvation of lost and sinful man is personal faith in Jesus Christ, apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, (Acts 2:38-47; Romans 10:9-13).
In the deity of the Holy Spirit that enables the believer to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ, (Philip. 2:13; Ezekiel 36:27; Hebrews 9:14; Psalm 139:7-13; 1 Cor. 2:10; Romans 15:19).
That the heart of every believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, (Romans 8:9-11; I Corinthians 3:16).
That the believer is eternally secure through the work and power of the Holy Spirit, (John 10:27-29; 2 Corin 1:21, 22; Philip 1:6; I John 5:11-12).
That the church is composed of all true believers in Jesus Christ, and is the body and bride of Christ, (Ephesians 4:4-6; Revelation 21:2-9).
That there are two ordinances of the church – Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, (Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 11:23-27).
That the primary purpose of the church to bring glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 3:20,21; Romans 11:36) and the task of the church is to make disciples until Christ returns for His Bride, (Matthew 28:19-20; Ephesians 4:11-16; II Timothy 2:2).
That both the believer and the unbeliever will be resurrected bodily in their own order: the saved unto everlasting and conscious joy, the lost unto everlasting and conscious punishment, (I Corinthians 15:1-50; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15).
In the rapture of the church, (I Thessalonians 1:9-10, 4:13-18; II Thessalonians 2:1-8).
In the personal, bodily return of Jesus Christ, (Acts 1:11; II Peter 3:1-13; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6).
All people need to be saved, (Romans 3:23; 3:9; 3:19; 1 John 1:8-10).
All saved people need to learn the truth of God’s Word, (Psalm 119:9,11; 119:97; 1:2; 37:31; 40:8; Proverbs 2:1; 2:10-11; Col. 3:16).
All saved people who know the truth of God’s Word shall be made free, (John 8:32, 36).
The unity in the Spirit of all true believers, the New Testament Church, the Body of Christ, with an evangelistic mission, dedicated to the Christian education of its disciples, the redemptive upgrading of its community, and the highest ethics of all who claim to love it, ( 2 Cor. 6:16; Ephes. 2:21-22; 4:12; Hebrews 3:6; 1 Peter 2:5; 1 Cor. 3:16).
In the dedication of gifts, skills, talents, time and the tithe to God, (Psalm 51:17; Proverbs 23:26; Matthew 13:44-46).
Family is a Kingdom priority. The family relation is the institution of God lying at the foundation of all human society.(Genesis 2:23-24; Psalm 128:3, 6; Proverbs 31:27; 1 Tim. 3:4-5; 1 Tim. 3:12).
In the sanctity of biblical marriage between a man and a woman as husband and wife, the home, and the necessity of biblical family values, (Matt. 19:4-6; Mark 1:29-31; 5:19; Tim. 5:4; 1 Corin. 7:2; Heb. 13:4).
In the requirement to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman as husband and wife, or chastity in singleness (1 Corin. 7:2; Heb. 13:4).
In the efficacy of prayer both in crisis and in tranquility, (1 Thes. 5:17; Luke 18:1; Luke 21:36; Romans 12:12; Ephes. 6:18; Col. 4:2; 1 Peter 4:7).
God’s will precludes the ordination of persons who do not repent of homosexual practice (Gen. 19:5; Lev. 18:22, 20:13; Rom. 1:26, 27; 1 Tim. 1:10; Jude 1:7).
Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture (2 Tim. 4:5).