McAdenville Baptist Church
"See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him."
1 John 3:1 (NIV)
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God. We trust in it wholeheartedly.
There is one and only one living and true God. … The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
We Believe God is the Alpha & Omega, the beginning & end. He was, He is and He always will be. God never changes.
God the Father
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. … God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
We Believe God is our Father.
God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
We believe Jesus Christ to be God the Son. He was sacrificed for sin and raised from the dead. Salvation is through Him alone.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. … He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism and service.
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He is our Counselor and He is at work among us, making us holy.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
Baptism & the Lord’s Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. … It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members …memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
We believe in the divine ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The Church administers baptism to those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel … and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. … The New Testament speaks also of the church as the Body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages, believers from every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.
We believe that our unity is based on Jesus Christ and his saving love. We worship and serve God together despite differences in non-essential matters.