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Southern Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: www.sbc.net/knowjesus/theplan.asp
How to Become A Christian
If it is your sincere desire to receive Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior, then
talk to God from your heart:
Here’s a Suggested Prayer: “Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal
life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me
to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins
and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.imb.org/core/story.asp?storyID=3840&LanguageID=1709
Position Paper Concerning The IMB Guideline On Baptism
As a true follower of Christ, one must receive baptism in its proper orderâafter salvation (Acts
2:41-42, 8:35-39, 9:18, 16:30-33).
Southern Baptists have always understood the Bible to teach that baptism is not a part of
salvation, but subsequent to it (Luke 23:42-43; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:21-22, 10:9-10, 11:5-6;
Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 5:12-13). Southern Baptist churches teach that baptism is purely
emblematic in nature and not essential to salvation.
The 1963 statement clarified Baptist beliefs about baptism further, stating âBeing a church
ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.â
International Mission Board A Southern Baptist Convention entity
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.sbc.org/resolutions/amResolution.asp?ID=965
Be it further RESOLVED, That we affirm our belief in the biblical truth that all who are saved are
sealed by the Holy Spirit and will never fall away from the state of grace;
Free Will Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.nafwb.org/?q=knowjesus
Do you know Jesus? If not, why not? It is the most important relationship you can have. Why not
trust Christ and ask Him for forgiveness.
The following steps to salvation are taken directly from the Word of God:
1. Admit your sin. As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one (Romans 3:10).
2. Acknowledge the penalty for sin. For the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23a).
3. Believe that Jesus death and resurrection paid the penalty for your sin. But the gift of
God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23b)
4. Ask God to forgive your sin. If thou shalt confess thou shalt be saved (Romans 10:9, 10).
5. Acknowledge Christ as the Lord of your life. But as many as received him, to them gave he
the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name (John 1:12).
Perhaps you would like to pray the following simple prayer. You don’t need fancy words, just an
honest and open heart. Pray something like this:
Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. But I also believe You died for my sin, and through faith in
Your death and resurrection I can be forgiven. I confess my sin and ask You to become my
Savior and Lord from this day forward. Thank you for saving me. Amen.
Quotes copied & pasted from: www.firstfwb.org/beliefs
Salvation – Man receives pardon and forgiveness for his sins when he admits to God that he is a
sinner, when in godly sorrow he turns from them and trusts in the work of Christ as redemption
for his sin. This acceptance of God’s great salvation involves belief in Christ’s death on the cross
as man’s substitute and the fact of God’s raising Him from the dead as predicted. It is a salvation
by grace alone and not of works.
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fwbcsavannah.com/Our Beliefs on Baptism.html
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BAPTISM?
A. Perhaps it would be better to begin by mentioning what baptism does not do:
1. Baptism doesn’t take away sin and save.
a. Titus 3:5
b. Baptism is a righteous work. Its something we ought to do after we have been
saved; but it isn’t something we do to secure salvation.
Sometimes the language of Acts 2:38 confuses people on this matter.
a. Note the words,Repent, and be baptized, everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ FOR
remission of sins.
b. The word or in Acts 2:38 in the original language is the word, It means, because.
c. Peter is not teaching that you should be baptized to remit sins, but rather, because your sins
have been remitted, you ought to be baptized.
d. The command to repent precedes the command to be baptized. (Repentance brings
Lets look at a practical illustration from everyday life.
a. Close the window; its cold outside wouldn’t mean that closing the window makes it cold
outside, but because it is already cold outside someone has given the order to close the
b. When Peter said, Be baptized…for remission of sins, he was saying you need to be
baptized because your sins are remitted already!
c. Don’t ever forget that salvation is the gift of God (Romans 6:23). Therefore we cannot earn it
by being baptized.
North American Baptist
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5. We believe salvation is redemption by Christ of the whole person from sin and death (II
Timothy 1:9-10; I Thessalonians 5:23). It is offered as a free gift by God to all and must be received
personally through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (I Timothy 2:4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts
20:21). An individual is united to Christ by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 2:20;
Colossians 1:27). As a child of God, the believer is acquitted of all guilt and brought into a new
relationship of peace (Romans 5:1). Christians grow as the Holy Spirit enables them to understand
and obey the Word of God (II Peter 3:18; Ephesians 4:15; I Thessalonians 3:12).
6. We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him
are members (Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 12:4-5). Christians are commanded to be baptized
upon profession of faith and to unite with a local church for mutual encouragement and growth in
discipleship through worship, nurture, service and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to
the world (Acts 2:41-42, 47; Luke 24:45-48).
General Baptist Church
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First General Baptist Church
We believe that salvation (regeneration, sanctification, justification, and redemption) has been
provided for all mankind through the redemptive work (life, death, resurrection, ascension, and
intercession) of Jesus Christ, and that this salvation can be received only through repentance
toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances instituted by Christ to be observed by
Missionary Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://missionarybaptistchurches.com/beliefs.html
In order to obtain true salvation there first must be a sense of trouble, conviction,
and condemnation set up by God in the heart of the unsaved person. They must
pray and seek God and repent of their sins until they know for themselves that God
has forgiven and saved them. Man does not convict them and man cannot tell them
when God forgives and saves them.
God is all powerful and can save the soul of one seeking Him any place, any time
when God’s conditions are met. However, we give opportunity for those desiring to
seek and find God to come to the front for prayer. The pew sitting in the front
facing the congregation is referred to as the “mourner’s bench”.
When God saves the individual, the individual knows, without anyone telling them –
including the preacher, loved ones, or any friend.
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the
crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with it’s effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new
life; that it is a prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s supper.
Primitive Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.primitive-baptist.com/articles-of-faith.htm
We believe that the Elect were chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, and predestinated
them to be conformed to the image of Christ.
We believe that the Saints shall persevere in grace and never finally fall away.
We believe that Baptism and the Lords supper are ordinances of Jesus Christ; that true believers are
the only Subject, & that Baptism by Immersion is the Gospel mode.
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primitive_Baptist#Doctrinal_beliefs
Baptism: Mainstream Primitive Baptists practice Baptism by immersion, sometimes referred to as
believers Baptism.Baptism must only be performed by an ordained minister, and is the ordinance
by which a person becomes a member of a Primitive Baptist Church.
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.pb.org/abstract.html
IV) Irresistible Grace – All of the elect will be quickened by the Spirit of God at some point in their
VI) Direct Operation of the Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit accomplishes the new birth by direct
operation upon the heart, and therefore works independently of all agency of man, including the
gospel as preached by man.
Independent Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://independent-baptists.org/article11.html
Gods Simple Plan of Salvation
Simply believe on Him as the one who bore your sin, died in your place, was buried, and
whom God resurrected. His resurrection powerfully assures that the believer can claim
everlasting life when Jesus is received as Savior.
In Luke 18:13, the sinner prayed:God be merciful to me a sinner. Just pray: Oh God, I
know I am a sinner. I believe Jesus was my substitute when He died on the Cross. I
believe His shed blood, death, burial, and resurrection were for me. I now receive Him as
my Savior. I thank You for the forgiveness of my sins, the gift of salvation and everlasting
life, because of Your merciful grace. Amen
You should be baptized in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ as a public testimony of
your salvation, and then unite with a Bible-believing church without delay.
Baptist Bible Fellowship Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.bbfi.org/index.php/about-us/articles-of-faith
XI. Of Justification
We believe that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is
Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles
of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we
have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood, His righteousness is imputed unto
XII. Of Repentance And Faith
We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces,
wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt,
danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned
contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus
Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior.
Independent fundamental Baptist Church
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What WE BELIEVE
That all we must do in order to receive this free gift is call upon His name, for Jesus Christ is the
Way, the Truth, and the Life; that whosever (meaning you and I) calleth upon His name shall not
die, but have everlasting life.
This is how simple it is:
Only your decision to accept Jesus as your savior (turn to God) will save you.
Trust Christ. Turn to God. Accept Jesus as your savior. Turn away from sin.
Confess to everyone that you’ve accepted Jesus, not in words or deeds, but truly accepted Him.
If you’ve trusted in Christ as your saviour, then I’m happy and excited for you. Please feel free to email
us and let us know of your decision!
BUT, it doesn’t stop there. Now that you’re a new creature in Christ, there are some ways to help
you grow spiritually.
1. SHARE with others the commitment you’ve made.
2. Be baptized. Baptism acts as a public profession of your decision, is an act of obedience, and
identifies you with Christ.
Conservative Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: www.cbamerica.org/cba_Resources/Doctrinal_Statement.php
We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We further believe that this
salvation is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by Jesus Christ on the cross, is
eternally secured by the Holy Spirit, and is received by faith, apart from any human merit, works, or
ritual. We further believe salvation results in righteous living, good works, and proper social concern.
We believe that the Church is the spiritual body of which Christ is the head. We believe that the true
Church is composed of all persons who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit. We believe that
this body expresses itself in local assemblies whose members have been immersed upon a credible
confession of faith and have associated themselves for worship, for instruction, for evangelism, and
for service. We believe the ordinances of the local church are believer’s baptism by immersion and
the Lord’s Supper. We also believe in the interdependence of local churches and the mutual
submission of believers to each other in love.
Landmark Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: www.landmarkbaptistchurch.org/gospel.php
Won’t you make that decision to trust him right now?
If you have made that decision, you may want to pray to God to thank him for the gift of eternal life
that he has provided for you. But remember that you are saved by trusting in the gospel, not by
saying a prayer. God is concerned with the condition of your heart, not some words that you recite.
If you want to thank God for this gift, but aren’t really sure how to pray to him, you can use the
following as a guide.
LORD, I know that I am a sinner.
I know that, as a sinner, I deserve death.
And I know that I cannot earn eternal life or work my way to heaven.
But I believe that You died for my sins on the cross and paid my debt so that I can have eternal life
as a free gift.
I believe that you rose from the dead for my justification.
I have decided to trust in you as my Savior and receive that gift.
Thank you for dying for me and for your free gift of eternal life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you have placed your trust in the gospel, you are now eternally saved. Nothing can change that.
Regular Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: www.garbc.org/?page_id=31
We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation.
XV. Baptism and the Lords Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the single immersion of a believer in water to show forth in a
solemn and beautiful emblem our identification with the crucified, buried and risen Savior, through
Whom we died to sin and rose to a new life; that baptism is to be performed under the authority of
the local church; and that it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership.
Seventh Day Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: www.seventhdaybaptist.org/content/salvation
A Typical Prayer Of Surrender
Lord, I confess to you that I am a sinner in need of your salvation. I be-lieve that Jesus died on
the cross for my sins. So I ask you to forgive me of my sin. Lord, I want to repent by turning away
from the sin in my life and turn to-ward you as my Savior. Lord, I want to surrender my life to you
and ask you to make me the kind of person that you want me to be. I want to live my life for you.
Lord, give me your Holy Spirit so that I can have the power I need to live a life that will be pleasing
to you. I thank you that I am now your child. In Jesus’ name I thank and praise you, Amen.
Sovereign Grace Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: www.sgba.net/information/statement_of_faith.php
V. The Way of Salvation
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of God’s grace The salvation of God is therefore
not merely made possible, but is actually procured, through Christ’s vicarious death, for all who
believe savingly in Him.
XV. Christian Baptism
We believe that the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in
Christ; in the name of the Father, and Son and Holy Spirit; to show forth, in a solemn and beautiful
emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect, in our death to sin and
resurrection to a new life; that baptism is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation, and to
the Lord’s Supper.
National Baptist Church
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IV. THE WAY OF SALVATION.
We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace
We believe the Scriptures teach that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as
believe in him is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin
VI. THE FREENESS OF SALVATION.
We believe that the Scriptures teach that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the
Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and
that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth
XIV. BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER.
We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into
the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem,
our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection
to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper.
Old Time Missionary Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://oldtimemb.com/ourbeliefs.html
We believe that salvation comes by faith through the grace of God and requires the hearing of
the preached word, the inspiration and calling by the Holy Spirit and that it takes place not only in
the mind, but most of all in the heart.
Believing in your mind is insufficient as the demons also believed, and trembled. The word of
God convicts us all who believe and is our strength through this life and into eternal life.
[Then they give their source of authority]
Pendleton Manual 1867
(p. 11) Regeneration is the spiritual process by which we become new creatures in Christ are
born again born of the Spirit born of God quickened together with Christ renewed after the
image of God, etc., & This being the case, regeneration does not occur in baptism.
(p. 13) There is an actual, a real remission of sins when we believe in Christ there is a declarative,
formal, symbolic remission in baptism.
Full Gospel Baptist Church
(Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fullgospelbaptist.org )
FULL GOSPEL DISTINCTIVES
VIII. We believe in Jesus Christ as the Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, who brings men and women at
salvation into relationship with Himself and His Body, the Church. We further believe that it is the
baptism of the Holy Ghost that places one into the Body of Christ. All Believers have been baptized
by Christ with the Holy Ghost
XIII. We believe all Believers are baptized with the Holy Ghost and all Believers should be filled with
the Holy Ghost
Compendium on Distinctives VIII and X
A) Being filled with the Holy Ghost may and should occur subsequent to salvation in obedience to
B) The baptism of the Holy Ghost occurs once and for all at salvation.
C) Being filled with the Holy Ghost should not only be a continuous reality, but an ongoing
characteristic of the believers consecrated holiness
D) We believe in speaking in tongues, as our heavenly language, that builds us up in our most holy
faith. Tongues is an indicator, not a qualifier.
[Note: No mention is made of water baptism, only baptism of the Holy Ghost.]
NARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Evangelical Baptist Church
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.ebcct.org/beliefs.html
SECTION X – GRACE IN THE NEW CREATION
WE BELIEVE (a) that in order to be saved sinners must be born again (b) that the new birth is a
new creation in Christ Jesus; (c) that it is instantaneous and not a process; (d) that in the new birth
the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal
life, the free gift of God; (e) that the new creation is wrought about in a manner above our
comprehension, not by culture, not by character, not by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the
power of the Holy Spirit in connection with Divine truth so as to secure our voluntary obedience to
the Gospel; (f) that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and
newness of life.
SECTION XII JUSTIFICATION
WE BELIEVE that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is
Justification; (a) that Justification includes the pardon of sin and the gift of eternal life on principles of
righteousness; (b) that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we
have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemers blood is His righteousness imputed unto us.
SECTION XIII – REPENTANCE AND FAITH
WE BELIEVE that repentance and faith are (a) solemn obligations and (b) also inseparable
graces (c) wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God (d) thereby being deeply convicted of
our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for
mercy, (e) at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as
our only and all-sufficient Savior.
SECTION XV – BAPTISM AND THE LORDS SUPPER
WE BELIEVE that Christian Baptism is (a) the believes immersion in water (b) into the name of
the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost; (c) to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in
the crucified, buried, and risen Savior with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life;
(d) that in the scriptural order baptism precedes the privileges of church membership and is the
public recognition of the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://spbaptists.info/articles/fundamentals10.html
Fundamentals of the Faith
Baptism, though not essential to salvation, is absolutely essential to Christian obedience and to the
declaration of those great truths which Baptism alone symbolizes and declares.
Our Denomination and Its Distinguishing Traits
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://spbaptists.info/synopsis.html
Our denomination, Six-Principle Baptists, sometimes referred to as the Old or General Six-Principle
Baptists, traces its origin in America to the ministry of Roger Williams in the 1600’s.
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://faithreformedbaptist.org/?page_id=127
Chapter 10: Of Effectual Calling
1. Those whom God hath predestinated unto life, he is pleased in his appointed, and accepted time,
effectually to call, by his Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by
nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ
Chapter 11: Of Justification
1. Those whom God effectually calls, he also freely justifies, not by infusing righteousness into them,
but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous
2. Faith thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of
4. God did from all eternity decree to justify all the elect, and Christ did in the fullness of time die for
5. God continues to forgive the sins of those that are justified, and although they can never fall from
the state of justification
Chapter 14: Of Saving Faith
1. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, is the
work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts
Chapter 17: Of The Perseverance of the Saints
1. Those whom God has accepted in the beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, and
given the precious faith of his elect unto, can neither totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but
shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved
This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of
the decree of election
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.cbfonline.org
A Look at Todays Baptist Beliefs
The Baptist denomination is part of the protestant church that believes that Jesus Christ is the Lord
and Savior and that salvation (being saved) is through faith in Jesus Christ alone. They believe
that baptisms should be given to adult believers who can rightly take that choice, unlike other
Christian denominations that baptize children. They believe it is a symbol and a sacrament but
baptism is not necessary for a soul to be saved.
Baptist BMA (Baptist Missionary Association of America)
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fortworthbaptistchurch.org/Visitors/BMAADoctrine.asp
Doctrinal Statement of the Baptist Missionary Association of America
B. The Way of Salvation–Salvation is based wholly on the grace of God apart from works (Titus 3:5;
Eph. 2:9). Anyone who will exercise repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will
be saved (Acts 16:30-32; Luke 24:47; Rom. 10:17).
D. The Ordinances of the Church–Her two ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism
is the immersion in water of a believer as a confession of his faith in Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:19; Rom.
6:4) and is prerequisite to church membership and participation in the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41, 42).
1. We believe in the premillennial return of Christ to earth, after which He shall reign in peace upon
the earth for a thousand years (Rev. 20:4-6).
2. We believe the Scriptures to teach two resurrections: the first of the righteous at Christ’s coming;
the second of the wicked at the close of the thousand-year reign (I Thess. 4:13-17; Rev. 20:6, 12-
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fortworthbaptistchurch.org/Visitors/Salvation.asp
“What must I do to be saved?”
How do you ask Jesus for the Salvation which He offers? Simply say in your own words
something like this: “Jesus, I am a sinner. I need your cleansing and your forgiveness. I believe that
your are the Son of God and that you died to save me from my sins. I believe you are alive today
and are waiting for me to be saved. Jesus will you now wash my heart and cleanse me from sin as I
accept you as the Lord of my life?”
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.separatebaptist.org/index.php?page=ourbeliefs
Articles of Doctrine
We believe that salvation, regeneration, sanctification, justification and redemption are through faith
in the life, death and resurrection, ascension and intercession of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
We believe that Baptism, the Lord’s Supper and feet washing are ordained of Christ appointed in the
Church and none, but true believers, are proper subjects, and that immersion is the Gospel mode of
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.separatebaptist.org/index.php?page=symbolsummary
That whosoever will believe in God, Son and Holy Spirit, and that Christ was crucified and He is our
salvation and being Baptized with the Holy spirit, believing in the word the eternal truth can be
saved, we will have eternal life.
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.abaptist.org/whatmustido.html
What Must I Do To Be Saved?
I. RECOGNIZE THAT FACT THAT YOU ARE LOST.
II. RECOGNIZE THAT JESUS DIED AS YOUR SUBSTITUTE.
III. REPENT TOWARD GOD, WITH GENUINE SORROW FOR THE FACT THAT YOU ARE A
IV. ASK GOD TO SAVE YOU, TO FORGIVE YOUR SIN FOR JESUS’ SAKE, AND TRUST
(BELIEVE) WHOLEHEARTEDLY THAT HE WILL.
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.fbfi.org/constitution-aboutus-84
Article III – Statement of Faith
Section 6. Salvation: We believe in the salvation of sinners through Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of
God, Who is the only Savior of men by virtue of His shed blood, i.e., His substitutionary death for
sinners. We believe that salvation is completely dependent on the grace of God, is a free gift of God
that man cannot earn or merit in any way, and is appropriated by repentance and faith in the person
and cross work of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We hold that in salvation the believer is called,
regenerated, Spirit baptized into union with Christ, justified, (including the forgiveness of sin and
restoration to favor with God through the merit or righteousness of Christ), adopted, sanctified, and
glorified. We believe that God secures and guarantees the final salvation of every true believer, and
that the genuine believer will continue in his faith and show evidence of his faith in Christ until he
meets the Lord. We believe all the elect of God, once saved, are kept by Gods power and are
secure in Christ forever.
Section 10. The Ordinances: We believe there are two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s
Supper… Baptism is a prerequisite to church membership.
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.wbfi.net/statement.htm
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Section 12. Of Repentance and Faith We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn
obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God;
thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger, helplessness, and of the way of salvation by
Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy; at the same
time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient
Section 14. Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper We believe that Christian baptism is the
immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost with
the authority of the local church to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the
crucified, buried, and risen Saviour with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life;
that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord’s Supper.
Section 18. Of the Resurrection and Return of Christ and Related Events “That the Lord shall
give unto Him the throne of His Father David;” and that “Christ shall reign a thousand years in
righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet.”
KJV Bible Baptists
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Agreement of Belief
The Baptist churches listed in the KJVBible Baptist Church Directory are believed to concur with this
brief agreement of belief.
We believe the AV 1611 King James Bible to be the perfect and infallible word of God.
We believe a man is secured in his salvation eternally and unconditionally in this age at the moment
We believe that believers should be immersed in water after being saved.
We believe in a pre-millennial, pre-tribulational translation or rapture of the Church.
We believe in the restoration of an earthly kingdom to Israel and a literal Millennial reign of Christ
Pentecostal Free Will Baptists
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://www.pfwb.org/missionstatement.htm
We believe that the saved should receive WATER BAPTISM, in the name of the Father, and the
Son, and the Holy Ghost, as a testimony to the world that he has accepted Christ as Savior and
We believe that the PENTECOSTAL BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS AN ENDUEMENT OF
POWER FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CLEAN HEARTS, and the initial evidence of the reception of
this experience is speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
We believe in DIVINE HEALING as provided in the Atonement.
We believe in the SACRAMENT OF THE LORDÂ´S SUPPER as commemorating Christ’s death and
anticipating His Second Coming. And feet washing.
We believe in the PERSONAL, PRE-MILLENIAL, SECOND COMING OF CHRIST; first, to resurrect
the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to meet Him in the air; second, to reign with
His saints on earth a thousand years.
Welcoming & Affirming Baptists
Quotes copied & pasted from: http://wabaptists.org
Who We Are
The Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists (AWAB) is an organization of churches willing to
go on record as welcoming and affirming all persons without regard to sexual orientation or gender
identity, and who have joined together to advocate for the full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender persons within Baptist communities of faith.