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What We Believe

We Are Baptist.

Matthew 16:18

The history of anything is very important, whether it be country, nation, or an organization. For history does several things: it may very well determine one’s destiny; one may profit from it, if observed; one may repeat the failure of the past, if ignored.

The history of the Baptist church is more impressive and rewarding than the history of any religious body recorded. The Baptist Church in originality is eminently enriched by the gifts of its contributors, that it is rendered unsurpassed by any. Its history reveals the systematic record of events, especially the life of Jesus Christ, the apostles, and many other martyrs who gave their lives to establish the Kingdom of Heaven.

We are uncertain as to the exact date or time the name was given to the Baptist faith,and we are not sure a date can be cited with positive assertion. We notice from the Holy Word that the christians were called several names while in their infancy; the secret of the Nazarenes(Acts 24:5); children of God(Lk.20:36; Rom. 8:17; 9:26), sons of God(John 1:12; Rom.8:14; Gal. 4:7; Phil. 2:15; 1 John 3:11), children of light(Eph. 5:8, 1 Thes. 5:5) and Christians at Antioch(Acts 11:26).When we search further into the history of the Saints or Christians, we will discover how and why they received their names. They received their names primarily from their enemies who observed their devotion to Christ’s teaching and doctrine.

It is an accepted fact that the Missionary Baptist are not protestant, for we did not come out of the Catholic Church, but from Jesus Christ Our Lord. The word Protestant means protest, protest against Catholicism. The Baptist led the fight against the world denomination of the Catholic Church.We did not originate nor derive from the Catholic Church. We acclaim with all certainty and assurance that Jesus Christ is our founder. To know the doctrine of Jesus Christ is to know the Baptist.

Why then is the above statement so important to the Baptist? First of all it is important because of the statement Christ made in Matthew 16:18, He said,”upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it”. Secondly, because the true church established by Christ is a living organism and not merely an organization. Thirdly, an organization established by man, doctrinally wise, cannot be as good as the church established by Jesus Christ. (Dr. W.H.Murphy…(Baptist Doctrine,pp.10-12)

The New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has place its hope and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for our salvation and believing in the principles of the regular missionary Baptist Church that have stood since its inception; namely:
1. Jesus Christ as Our Supreme Divine Lord and Master.
2. The Bible as our supreme authority in matters of faith
and morals.
3. The right of private interpretation of the scriptures,
and the priesthood of the believer who can approach God
for the cause of his/her soul and others.
4. The separation of Church and State.
5. A regenerate and active membership.
6. The autonomy of the local church and its independence
in association with, and fellowshipping with other
Baptist Churches of similar priniciples.
7. The ordinances of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s
Supper.
8. To obligation to cooperate with majority rule, and
guaranteeing every member equal rights and granting
favoritism or special privileges to none.
9. The spiritual bond of unity for which Jesus so
earnestly prayed.
10.The belief in and promoting of a worldwide program of
missionary favor and evangelism in obedience to the
command of Jesus.
11.To support of the church, its ministries with our
time, energy, talents, money and prayers.
We therefore group ourselves together as a band of baptized believers in Jesus Christ to plan for the advancement of this church; and the government of it shall be carried on in worship and services by the following articles.

DECLARATION OF FAITH 

1. Scripture: the Old and New Testament Scriptures were written by men divinely inspired, and are the only sufficient and perfect rule of faith and practice. 2nd Timothy 3:16,17,2nd Peter 1:21, Matthew 5:19,24,35.

2. True God: There is one God, and only one, who is self-existent, eternal, and infinite in every excellence, and who has revealed himself as Father,Son, and Holy Spirit, the same in essence, though distinct in personality. Isaiah 45:21,22,Jeremiah 10:10,John 1:1-13, 1st Timothy 3:16,Revelation 1:8, Matthew 25:46. 1 John 1:8.

3. Fall of Man: Man was created innocent. By disobedience of the command of God he fell, thereby losing his innocence, becoming subject to death and to the eternal displeasure of God.Genesis 1:27,31, Psalm 9:17, Isaiah 53:6, Jeremiah 17:9, Matthew 25:46, 1st John 1:8.

4. Way of Salvation: Jesus Christ, the Son of God and the Son of Man, came into the world to save men from the guilt and condemnation of sin, offering his blood as atonement, and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him.
John 1:14,29, Luke 1:26-35. Acts 4:12, Roman3:20-26, John 3:14-16.

5. Justification by Faith: The result of the heart acceptance of Jesus Christ in justification, whereby pardon is secured and we are brought into a state of peace and favor with God. Ephesians 1:7, Romans 4:4,5; 5:1.

6. Freeness of Salvation: We believe that the blessing
of salvation are made free to all by the gospel.And that nothing prevents the salvation voluntary rejection of the Gospel. Isaiah 55:1, Luke 14:17, Romans 16:25-26, John 5:40, 2nd Thessalonians 1:8.

7. Grace in Regeneration: We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated and born again. And that the proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and Faith and newness of life. John 3:3, Acts 2:38, Ephesians 2:8, Hebrews 7:25.

8. Repentance and Faith: The human means by which this results is secured is repentance and faith whereby we turn unto God in sincere contrition and accepts Jesus Christ as an all-sufficient Savior.Mark 1:2, Acts 2:38, Ephesians
2:8, Hebrews 7:25

9. Doctrine of Grace: God has a purpose of grace in the salvation of men. These purposes are made effectual by giving of his son, and in constraining and regenerating influence of the Holy Spirit uopn all who sincerely believe on Christ. But these purposes do not destroy the freedom of man’s will nor render inoperative the proclamation of the gospel to all. Ephesians 1:4, John 3:6-8, 1st Peter 1:2, James 1:8, Philemon 2:12,13, Romans 10: 13-16.

10. Sanctification:”Nothing can separate true believers from the love of God: but they are kept by the power of God, through faith,unto salvation,”the sure proof of this being their patient continuance and progress in righteousness and true holiness. Romans 8:35-39, 1st Peter 1:5, John 10:27-29, Hebrews 3:14, Matthew 24:13.

11. The Perseverance of Saints: We believe that such are real believers as endure unto the end, and that they are kept by the Power of God through faith unto salvation. John 8;31, Romans 8:28, Phillippians 1:6, Matthew 6:33.

12. The Harmony of the Law and The Gospel: We believe that the law of God is the eternal and unchangeable rule of his moral government. God sent the mediator to restore fallen men back to relationship with God. Romans 3:31,8:7-8,8:2-4.

13. A Gospel Church: The Church Spiritual includes the whole company of believers of whatever name, age, or country, and is known only to the eye of God. The Church Forman(visible)is a company of believers baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and observing the forms, ordinances, and principles laid down in the New Testament. Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 5:27, 1st Corinthians 12:27,28, Romans 6:17, 2nd Timothy 1:13.

14. Baptism and The Lord’s Supper: The two ordinances of the gospel are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in Christ.”in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, “and symbolizes the fact that the believer is continuously fed and nourished by Christ. In its observance the Supper is to be placed after baptism, according to its symbolic and historic order and as required by the teaching of the New Testament. Matthew 3::16-17, Mark 1:5, 9-11,John 3:5,23, Acts 8:36-38, Romans 6:4, Luke 22:19-20.

15. The Christian Sabbath: The first day of the week is to be observed as the Lord’s Day or The Christian Sabbath. It is the day on which Christ arose from the dead. John 20:19,26, Acts 20:7, 1st Corinthians 16:1-2.

16. Civil Government: Civil Government is of the divine appointment for the interests and good orders of human society; and magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the conscience, and the Prince of kings of the earth. Romans 13:1-7, Matthew 22;21, Acts 5:29, 4:18-20.

17. The Righteous and the Wicked: There will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust-the just for blessedness and reward, the unjust for judgment and eternal doom. John 5: 28-29, Acts 24:15, Luke 20:25-38, Matthew 25:31-46, 2nd Corinthians 5:10, Revelation 20.

18. The World To Come: Jesus Christ is to come again, judge the nations, and fill the earth with his glory and power, And that this judgment will fix forever the final state of men in heaven or hell or principles of righteousness.
Matthew 24:25-51, John 14:3, Acts 1:11, Revelations 1:7, 20:1-6,2nd Peter 2:9.