Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church Core Beliefs
We believe the King James Version of the Holy Bible to be the complete Word of God.
- That the 66 books of the Old and New Testament were inspired by the Spirit of God as originally written
- That the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct · 2 Timothy 3:16
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of our Lord Jesus Christ
- In His eternal existence, with the Father in pre-incarnate glory
- In His work of creation, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death and bodily resurrection
- In His triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity, and in the personality of the Holy Spirit
- Who convicts us of sin, of righteousness and of judgment
- Who regenerates, indwells, seals, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ
- Who baptizes believers at conversion into the Body of Christ and bestows upon them His gifts sovereignly as He wills and fills those yielded to Him
We believe that Adam was divinely created in the image of God
- That by the sin of disobedience he fell from that state
- That all his posterity inherited spiritual depravity and defilement
- That all men therefore are guilty before God and condemned to physical and spiritual death
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign grace of God
- That by the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a propitiatory death
- That justification is by faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ
- That those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and ultimately perfected in the image of the Lord
ARTICLES OF FAITH
We believe the King James Version (1611 edition) of THE Holy Bible is the Word of God and that it was written by men inspired. We believe it is the only sufficient and perfect rule of faith and practice, and that among other important things it teaches the following truths.
1. That there is only one living and true God, infinite in perfection and that He had revealed Himself as The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2. That man was created holy but willfully transgressing the law of his maker, he fell from that state and by nature, there is in us no Holiness. We are inclined to evil, as Adam, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. All are a lost state, justly exposed to death, natural, spiritual and eternal.
3. That the only deliverance from that state of guilt and condemnation is through and by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who being God, took upon Himself the form of man and assumed our nature, sin excepted, and through the great mystery of Godliness became God manifested in the flesh; thus, in every respect qualified to become the mediator between God and man. That we are saved not by works of righteousness which we have done, but by grace through faith and that this faith is preceded by repentance caused by conviction of sin affected by the Holy Spirit.
4. That the Church is composed of regenerated people, born of His spirit and washed in His blood. That the purpose of the Church is to preach the gospel, not only by personal appeal, but living by example and keeping the ordinances as they have been delivered unto us.
5. That Baptism and the Lord’s supper are the ordinances of the Church given to us by the Lord Himself. That Baptism is immersion in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and that none have the right unto Baptism until saved; nor partake of the Lord’s Supper until Baptism.
6. That those who have been born of the Spirit are kept by the power of God who has given them eternal life, and therefore cannot be finally lost.
7. That according to the example of Christ and His apostles, the first day of the week is to be observed as the Lord’s Day.
8. That there will be a general resurrection and final judgement, and that the wicked will go away into everlasting punishment and the righteous into life eternal.
9. That the call to the ministry is a Divine call. That it is the duty of ministers, insofar as they have opportunity, to preach the Gospel to every creature and to shun not to declare the whole counsel of God; and that they should be sustained in their labors by the Churches.