Bible Baptist Church of Carpentersville

Where the gospel is preached so souls can be reached

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Baptist Doctrine

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About The Bible:

:We believe the Bible is inerrant in the original writings and is the complete, inspired, written revelation of God. We believe it is preserved for us today, as well as for all future people, and is the final authority for man's faith and practice in life. We believe the Authorized Version, 1611 (King James Version) is God's Word without error in the English language. o(II Timothy 3:16,17)

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About God:

We believe in one true and living God existing in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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About Jesus Christ:

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, that He was pre-existent, eternal, and God Himself. We further believe that He was born of the virgin Mary, was truly man as well as truly God (the God-man), and lived a perfectly sinless life.

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About the Holy Spirit:

We believe the Holy Spirit is God and He indwells each believer at the time of salvation. We further believe that the modern charismatic movement with its emphasis on tongues and the Holy Spirit is unscriptural (John 16:13 ,14; I Corinthians 14:27-40).

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About Angels:

We believe in the existence of created beings known as angels who were in existence before the creation of the world. There are two types of angels - the holy ones who serve God, and the fallen angels who rebelled against God and followed after Satan.

 

Holy Angels

Fallen Angels

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About Man:

We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God and is a triune being (body, soul, and spirit). Because of the sin of Adam, man is totally depraved and is a sinner by nature and practice; therefore, separated from a holy God.

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About Salvation:

We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of ALL MEN and that whosoever will, may be saved. His blood sacrifice satisfied the righteous demands of God. In order for a man to be saved from sin, he must:

1.    Realize that he is a sinner2.    Repent of his sins3.    Receive Jesus Christ as his personal Savior

Eternally Secure: When a person is saved, he is given eternal life and need not fear death and hell ever again!

  • Christ died for our sins- I Corinthians 15:3,4
  • Salvation - John 3:17 ; Ephesians 2:8 ,9; Romans 10:9 ,10
  • Christ's shed blood is payment in full for sin- Hebrews 9:12-14 , 22; I Peter 1:18,19; I John 1:7 ; Acts 20:28
  • Redemption- Christ bought us out of the market place of sin - Romans 3:24 ; I Peter 1:18,19
  • Reconciliation- Christ's death enabled man to be brought back into fellowship with God- Romans 5:10 ; II Corinthians 5:18-20
  • Justification- the sinner who trusts Jesus Christ is now declared righteous by God - Romans 5:1 ; 3:28
  • Propitiation- Jesus' blood satisfied God - Romans 3:25 ; I John 2:2
  • Regeneration- when born again, the Holy Spirit's transforming power changes the believer from spiritual death to spiritual life- John 3:3-7 ; 5:24; Titus 3:5
  • Substitution- Christ died in the sinner's place - II Corinthians 5:21
  • Adoption- means placing as a son. At the new birth, the believer received the position as an adult son of God - Galatians 4
  • Security- a believer cannot lose his salvation - John 10:28 ,29; I John 5:13 ; John 3:16 ; I Peter 1:3-5
  • Sanctification- to set apart for God- Romans 12:1 ,2; II Corinthians 6:17,18; John 17:17

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About the Church:

We believe that the church of Jesus Christ is His body. It is an organism which consists of all the individuals who have been born again from the resurrection of Christ to the Rapture. The local church is a called out assembly of born-again, baptized, believers and is God's plan for this present age. We believe all ministries should be local church ministries. The church exists to bring glory to Jesus Christ, its head, through edification of the saints, worship by the saints, and evangelization by the saints. The local church is to carry out the two ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 March 2010 08:50