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What We Believe

At Eastridge Baptist Church, we are a fellowship of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who are united together by their common beliefs.  According to the Bible, the following are affirmations we hold:

The Scriptures

We believe the Bible is God’s book of instruction and inspiration to His followers and since it was written with the guidance of His Holy Spirit, it is profitable to us and is the infallible, inerrant, trustworthy Word of God.

Exodus 24:4Deuteronomy 4:1-217:19Joshua 8:34Psalms 19:7-10119:11,89,105,140Isaiah 34:1640:8Jeremiah 15:1636:1-32Matthew 5:17-1822:29Luke 21:3324:44-46John 5:39;16:13-1517:17Acts 2:16ff.; 17:11Romans 15:416:25-262 Timothy 3:15-17Hebrews 1:1-24:121 Peter 1:252 Peter 1:19-21.

God

We believe God is the true and only living God-the Creator and Sustainer of all life, who is known to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God the Father

We believe that God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, and all-wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.

Genesis 1:12:7Exodus 3:146:2-315:11ff.; 20:1ff.; Leviticus 22:2Deuteronomy 6:432:61 Chronicles 29:10Psalm 19:1-3Isaiah 43:3,1564:8Jeremiah 10:1017:13Matthew 6:9ff.; 7:1123:9;28:19Mark 1:9-11John 4:245:2614:6-1317:1-8Acts 1:7Romans 8:14-151 Corinthians 8:6;Galatians 4:6Ephesians 4:6Colossians 1:151 Timothy 1:17Hebrews 11:612:91 Peter 1:171 John 5:7.

God the Son 

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, in oneness with God, and offers Himself as the only way to God. Jesus was born of the virgin Mary, without an earthly father, and lived a sinless life. Following a short ministry of teaching, healing, and making disciples, He followed the course for His life and was crucified. On the cross, He bore the sins of all ages and claimed for each of us who believes in Him a victory over the power of sin. He was placed in a tomb, and as He prophesied, walked out of the tomb on the third day, alive and transformed. Following appearances before many witnesses, He was ascended into the clouds and is in Heaven preparing for His Second Coming.

Genesis 18:1ff.; Psalms 2:7ff.; 110:1ff.; Isaiah 7:1453Matthew 1:18-233:178:2911:2714:33;16:16,2717:52728:1-6,19Mark 1:13:11Luke 1:354:4122:7024:46John 1:1-18,2910:30,3811:25-2712:44-5014:7-1116:15-16,2817:1-521-2220:1-20,28Acts 1:92:22-247:55-569:4-5,20Romans 1:3-43:23-265:6-218:1-3,3410:41 Corinthians 1:302:28:615:1-8,24-282 Corinthians 5:19-218:9Galatians 4:4-5Ephesians 1:203:114:7-10Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:13-222:91 Thessalonians 4:14-181 Timothy 2:5-63:16Titus 2:13-14Hebrews 1:1-34:14-15;7:14-289:12-15,24-2812:213:81 Peter 2:21-253:221 John 1:7-93:24:14-155:9; 2 John 7-9Revelation 1:13-165:9-1412:10-1113:819:16.

God the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is one with God and is actually the unseen presence of God living within each Christian. He instructs us concerning Jesus Christ and motivates and empowers us for service to God.

Genesis 1:2Judges 14:6Job 26:13Psalms 51:11139:7ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3Joel 2:28-32Matthew 1:183:164:112:28-3228:19Mark 1:10,12Luke 1:35;4:1,18-1911:1312:1224:49John 4:2414:16-17,2615:2616:7-14Acts 1:82:1-4,384:315:36:37:558:17,3910:4413:215:2816:619:1-6Romans 8:9-11,14-16,26-271 Corinthians 2:10-143:1612:3-11,13Galatians 4:6Ephesians 1:13-144:305:181 Thessalonians 5:191 Timothy 3:164:12 Timothy 1:143:16Hebrews 9:8,142 Peter 1:21; 1 John 4:135:6-7Revelation 1:1022:17.

Salvation

We believe that salvation comes only through faith in Jesus Christ. That is the belief that He died for our sins, was raised from the dead, and is now alive. A person must confess his need for Jesus Christ and express a personal belief in Him. Once a person truly accepts Jesus Christ as his Savior, giving Him control of his life, he becomes a newborn child of God for all eternity.

Genesis 3:15Exodus 3:14-176:2-8Matthew 1:214:1716:21-2627:22-28:6Luke 1:68-692:28-32John 1:11-14,293:3-21,365:2410:9,28-2915:1-1617:17Acts 2:214:1215:1116:30-3117:30-3120:32Romans 1:16-182:43:23-254:3ff.; 5:8-106:1-238:1-18,29-3910:9-10,1313:11-141 Corinthians 1:18,306:19-2015:102 Corinthians 5:17-20Galatians 2:203:135:22-256:15Ephesians 1:72:8-224:11-16Philippians 2:12-13;Colossians 1:9-223:1ff.; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-242 Timothy 1:12Titus 2:11-14Hebrews 2:1-35:8-99:24-2811:1-12:8,14James 2:14-261 Peter 1:2-231 John 1:6-2:11Revelation 3:2021:1-22:5.

The Church

We believe that the church consists of all who have received the salvation of Jesus Christ and will be in His presence one day. We further believe that until that day, we are to assemble as a local group of believers to carry out the instructions of Jesus. It is to this smaller idea of the church that most of the New Testament applies when the word church is used. We further believe that the local church should consist of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have been baptized.

Matthew 16:15-1918:15-20Acts 2:41-42,475:11-146:3-613:1-314:23,2715:1-3016:520:28Romans 1:71 Corinthians 1:23:165:4-57:179:13-14;12Ephesians 1:22-232:19-223:8-11,215:22-32Philippians 1:1Colossians 1:181 Timothy 2:9-143:1-154:14Hebrews 11:39-401 Peter 5:1-4Revelation 2-321:2-3.

Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe that baptism is the outward act of being completely immersed in water as a sign of having already asked Jesus Christ to be our Savior. This baptism does not have power itself to do anything toward our salvation but is an important part of our obedience to the Lord.

We believe the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Matthew 3:13-1726:26-3028:19-20Mark 1:9-1114:22-26Luke 3:21-2222:19-20John 3:23Acts 2:41-428:35-3916:30-3320:7Romans 6:3-5;1 Corinthians 10:16,2111:23-29Colossians 2:12.

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