What We Believe

The following is a summary of the beliefs of Greenwell Springs Baptist Church.

You can read The Baptist Faith and Message for our full statement of faith.

 

One God

There is one God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; who subsist in unity, and also as three separate distinct Persons.

 

Jesus Christ, God’s Son

Jesus Christ is God's Son. He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven, and will literally return to earth.

 

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the divine helper, assistant, counselor and instructor and His work is to reveal Jesus Christ, convict of sin, lead to repentance, guide believers, comfort, strengthen, and sanctify the soul.

 

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Holy Word.  It is inspired by God, innerant in nature, and has been preserved for humanity today.  Thus, it is not only relevant for meeting all of humanity's concerns and questions it is also the sole authority for life.

 

Created Man’s Need for God

Human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. They fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and all human beings are sinners in need of salvation.

 

Salvation

Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.

 

Baptism

Baptism is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ’s command.

 

The Church

The Church is both a universal and local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.