Forestdale Baptist Church

´╗┐What We Believe

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally Inspired, and Infallible Word of God, and is preserved for us today in the Authorized King James Bible.     2 Timothy 3:16

We believe that there is one true God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, co-equal in power and glory and having the same attributes and perfections.     2 Corinthians 13:14;     1 John 5:7

We believe in the virgin birth and deity of the Lord Jesus Christ who became man without ceasing to be God that He might reveal God the Father, and redeem fallen man from his iniquity.     Matthew 1:18-25;     John 1:14;     Isaiah 53;

We believe Christ shed His precious blood on a Cross at Calvary and died for our sins, was buried and was literally, bodily resurrected after three days and nights.     Matthew 27 and 28

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith, plus or minus nothing. Repentance is a condition of the heart at salvation, brought about by conviction of the Holy Spirit. Man alone is utterly unable to change his lost condition. Anyone who has not been born again is now lost, and will be doomed to eternal punishment in Hell, if they die in that state. John 1:12; Ephesians 1:17; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Luke 16:19-26

We believe in the eternal security for the truly born again child of God. John 10:28-29

We believe there are only two local church ordinances for believers, Water Baptism by immersion, showing the Lord's death, burial and resurrection, and, The Lord's Supper, in remembrance of Him. Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

We believe that all who are saved should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world, to not bring reproach upon their Lord and Savior; and, that a separated life from all apostasy, worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations will be manifested outwardly as the Christian grows in the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:1-5; Titus 2:12 Romans 12:1-2

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography is a sinful perversion of God's gift of sex and must be totally abstained from. Ephesians 5:1-5

We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance. Genesis 2:24; 19:5; 13, 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-32; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4

We believe that marriage is a divine institution where God joins a man and woman together in the bonds of holy matrimony, thus making the two become one. Since the marriage of a man and woman is the only type of marriage taught in the Scriptures, we reject all same-sex marriages. Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-6;

We believe that supporting Missions is an extremely viable part of the work of the New Testament Baptist Church. Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8;

We believe in the personal, visible, Pre-tribulational and Pre-millenial return of Jesus Christ; first, to catch away the true believers; and second, to establish His kingdom on the earth. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20