What we believe

The Word of God

We believe that the Bible was written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is literally God-breathed and contains no mixture of error. The truth of Scripture and the person of Christ are foundations of the church and the life of the believer. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
 

God

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal being, the creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Timothy 2:4-5)

 

Salvation 

We believe that we are saved by God’s grace when we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Man is sinful and does not have the ability to save himself, no matter how many good works he does. However, once we place our faith and trust in Christ, our faith will be evidenced by good works, obedience, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit.(Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 5:22-23)
 

 Baptism and The Lord’s Supper

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior; the believer’s death to sin, burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a public testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is a prerequisite to the privileges of Church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby followers of Christ, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, remember the death of the redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
(Acts 2:38-42, 8:36-39; Romans 6:1-11, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:23) 
 
Immanuel Baptist Church holds to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Click Here