Martin's Chapel

General Baptist Church


Our Articles of Faith

 

Article 1 - We believe that the Inspired Scriptures are the Old and New Testaments, the infallible Word of God, and the only safe rule of faith and practice. 11 Tim.. 3:16-17; Heb. 1:1-2; 11 Peter 1:21; Luke 1:70; Acts 3:21; Isaiah 8:20; Titus 1:23 and Heb. 6:18.

Article 2 - We believe that there is but one living and true God, and in the Godhead or Divine Essence, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Godhead: Matt. 28:19'Heb. 9:14. God the Father: Eph. 4:6; 1 Cor. 8:6; Deut. 4:39; Matt. 6:9; 11:25; John 17:3; 1 Thess. 1:9, and I Tim. 2:5. God the Son: Isaiah 9:6; John 1: 1,3,14; John 20:28; Rom. 9:5; Col. 1: 17; 29; 1 Tim. 3:16; 11 Peter 1:21; Rom. 8: 1 1; I Cor. 12:4-6, and Peter 3:18.

Article 3 - We believe that we are fallen and depraved creatures, and cannot extricate ourselves from our fallen situation by any ability we possess by nature. Ps. 51:5; Rom. 3:10, 12; Eph. 2:3; Isa. 1:5-6; Jer. 13:23, 17:9; John 6:44; Rom. 5:12,17,18; 6:23; 8:6-7; 1 Cor. 2:14; 15:21,22; Gal. 2:2 1; Jas. 5:5, and I Peter 1: 18.

Article 4 - We believe that Salvation, Regeneration, Sanctification, Justification, and Redemption are by the Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, and Intercession of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Salvation: Heb. 5:9; Acts 4:12; Titus 1:4, and I John 4:14. Regeneration: Titus 34:5; John 3:3-4, and I Peter 1:23. Sanctification: Heb. 10:10,29; 1 Cor. 1:2, and 6:1 1. Justification: I Cor. 6:1 1; Rom. 5:9. and Rom. 3:24. Redemption: Gal. 3:13; Heb. 9:12; Col 1: 14, and Rev. 5-9. Life and Death: Rom. 5: 10; John 1:4; Heb. 9:15; John 10: I 1, 15, and I John 3:16. Resurrection: Rom. 4:25; 1 Peter 1: 3. Ascension: Eph. 4:8; Heb. 4:14. Intercession: Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25, and Isa. 53:12.

Article 5 - We believe that God has adequately provided for man's eternal salvation, but that the free moral agency of man is unimpaired by these improvisions of grace so that it is possible for the child of God to turn away and be finally lost. Heb. 5:9; Matt. 10:22; 11 Peter 2:20; Ezek. 18:24; Ex. 32:33; 1 Chron. 28:9; Ezek. 18:26; 33:12-13,18; John 15:2,6; Rom. 11:20-22; 1 Cor. 9:25-27; 15:1-2; Col. 1:22-23; 1 Tim. 4:16; Heb. 3:12-15; 6:4-6; 10:26-29, 35-39; 12:14-17; James 5:19-20; Rev. 2: 10-1 1, and 3:3-5.

Article 6 - We believe that the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked shall be eternal. Matt. 25:46; John 5:28-29; Dan. 12:2; Matt. 25:32-46; Mk. 9:43-44; Rom. 6:23; 11 Thess. 1:8-10, and Jude 7.

Article 7 - We believe that Baptism, the Lord's Supper, and the washing of saints' feet are the Ordinance of Jesus Christ appointed in the church and that none but true believers are proper subjects, and the only true mode of Baptism is immersion. Baptism: Mat. 28:19; Acts 2:38, and Acts 2:41. Believers'Baptism: Acts 8:37; 1 Cor. 1:2; Acts 2:41, and Acts 2:47. Communion: Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20, and I Cor. 11:23-29. Washing of feet: St. John 13:14-17; 1 Tim. 5: 10, and I Peter 2:21.

Article 8 - We believe in the sanctity of the first day of the week, or Lord's Day, and that it ought to be observed in public or private worship of God, and that on it we should abstain from our worldly concerns, except in cases of necessity or mercy. John 20:19; Acts 20:7; Mark 2:27-28; Ex. 20:8; Isaiah 58:13-14; John 20:26; 1 Cor. 16:2, and Rev. 1:10

Article 9 - We believe in the resurrection of the body, both of the just and the unjust, but every man in his own order - those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of damnation; and that God hath appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness by Jesus Christ. Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:16-17; I Cor. 15:21; 1 Cor. 15:38; Matt. 25:32-34,41; John 5:28-29; Acts 10:42; 17:3 1; I Cor. 15:23.

Article 10 - We believe that it is a duty to be tender and affectionate one to another,
and to study the happiness of the people of God in general, and to be singly engaged to
promote the honor and glory of God. Gal. 6:10; 1 Peter 2:17; Rom.12:10; II Peter 1:7; John 7:18; 1 Cor. 2:2, and Thess. 3:12.

Article 11 - We believe that Jesus Christ tasted death for every man, and that none can partake of this divine benefits except by repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; infants and idiots excepted, they being in the covenant of God's grace. Heb. 2:9; Luke 13:5; Heb. 11:6; Rom. 5:13; Mk. 16:16; John 3:16,18,36; 12:32; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 11 Cor. 5:15; 1 Tim. 2:6; Heb. 4:2, and I John 2:2.

Article 12 - We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the door into the church, and that
baptism is a duty in answer to a good conscience. John 10:9: 1 Peter 3:21, and Heb.
10:20.

Article 13 - We believe that the Lord's people are one in Him, therefore they should be one at His table. Matt. 26: 27-28; 1 Cor. 12:13-14; John 17:20-21, and Gal. 3:28.

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