THE ANCHOR BAPTIST CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

  1. We believe in the Authority and sufficiency of the Holy Bible, consisting of the sixty six books of the Old and New Testaments. It is infallible and unerring in all matters of which it speaks. We believe that it is the only final Revelation of God to man. We believe that God has preserved his word, without error, in the King James Bible. It is the only accepted Bible for all preaching and teaching in this church.
  2. We believe that there is only one, living and true God; whose name is Jehovah. He is the maker and supreme ruler of Heaven and earth. We believe that Jehovah God is a trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. We believe that every member of the trinity is equal in every divine perfection and they have distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of Redemption.
  3. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Ghost and was born a perfect God-man of the virgin Mary. His reason for coming to this earth was that he would die and shed his blood for the sins of the world. We believe he was crucified, buried, resurrected from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) and has ascended bodily to the Father's right hand until he returns to this earth.
  4. We believe that the salvation of sinners is divinely initiated and wholly of Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9) through the mediation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who, by the appointment of the Father, voluntarily took upon himself our nature, yet without sin, and honored the divine law by his personal obedience, thus qualifying himself to be our Savior, that by the shedding of his blood, fully satisfied the just demands of a holy and righteous God regarding sin. We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work is the only condition for salvation today. Salvation is totally apart from works, religion, education, parents and philosophy. Nothing prevents a sinner from being saved except their own rejection of God's only way - Jesus Christ.
  5. We believe that all who are truly born again are eternally secure in Christ from the moment of Salvation.
  6. We believe that the body of Christ is made up of all born again believers (Colossians 1:24).
  7. We believe that a local church is an organized congregation of immersed believers, that should regularly attend for the purpose of worship, praise, to be preached to, to be taught and to exhort one another. This local church is an autonomous, independent Baptist Church which holds to the absolute right of self government, from interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations. Our one true head is Jesus Christ.
  8. We believe that there are two ordinances for the local church; believers Baptism and the Lord's Supper. (Acts 8:37-38 and 1 Corinthians 11:24-25).
  9. We believe that at the appointed time, which only God knows, that the church (Born again believers only) will be caught up at the Rapture. At this time we will be given glorified bodies and so shall we ever be with the Lord.