Resurrection Baptist Church is an independent, Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, Baptist church. The Bible itself is the sole and final source on all that we believe. Our statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith, however, we do believe that it accurately represents the teaching of the Bible.
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally (word for word) and plenary (completely) inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant (incapable of making or containing mistakes), infallible (cannot fail) and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith, life, and practice. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning. The Authorized King James Bible is God’s Word for English speaking people and shall be the official and only translation used by Resurrection Baptist Church (Psa. 12:6-7; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 14:10, 26; 1 John 5:7).
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:17-19).
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (John 1:12; Eph. 1:7, 2:8-10; 1 Pet. 1:18-19).
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1, 38-39; 1 Cor. 1:4-8; 1 Pet. 1: 4-5).
We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Rom. 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15).
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon the Savior and Lord or the church; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God. Any member of this church openly involved in reproachful sins is subject to church discipline according to Matthew 18:15-19 and 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 (Rom. 12:1-2; 14:13; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17, 2 John 9-11).
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 (Ps. 89:3-4; Dan. 2:31-45: Zech. 14:4-11; I Thess. 1:10; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Rev. 19:11-16; 20:1-6).
We believe that Satan is a person created as an archangel and was originally named Lucifer; he fell into the sin of pride and he became the author of sin and the cause of the Fall of Man. He is the open and declared enemy of God and man and he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire forever (Job 1:6-7; Isa. 14:13-17; Matt. 4:2-11; 25:41; Rev. 20:10).
We believe that God created the universe in six literal, 24-hour periods. We reject evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, and Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin (Genesis 1-2; Ex. 20:11).
We believe that God has given the church a great commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ we must use all available and Scriptural means to go to the foreign nations and not wait for them to come to us (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Cor. 5:20).
We believe that God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: 1) the home; 2) the church; and 3) the state. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and are to be governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. The home, the church, and the state are equal and sovereign in their respective Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God (Rom 13:1-7; Eph 5:22-24; Heb. 13:17; 1 Pet. 2:13-14.).
We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil lawsuits against other Christians or the church to resolve personal disputes. We believe the church possesses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between members. We do believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another Christian’s insurance company as long as the claim is pursued without malice or slander (1 Cor. 6:1-8; Eph. 4:31-32).
We believe that God hates divorce and intends marriage to last until one of the spouses dies. However, divorced or remarried persons that give evidence of a right relationship with God may be greatly used of God for Christian service. A person is no longer bound to a spouse who has passed away and is free to marry another saved person. (Mal. 2:14-17; Matt. 19:3-12; I Cor. 7:10-28).
We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of an unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the mental well-being of the mother are acceptable (Job 3:16; Psalms 51:6; 134:14-16; Isa. 44:24; 49:1; 5; Jer. 1:5; 20:15-18; Luke 1:44).