信仰宣言 Statement of Faith
本會謹遵照所屬美南浸信會之 “信仰宣言” 中對家庭婚姻的聲明：
*我們的 “信仰宣言”，是根據美南浸信會的 “浸信會信仰與信息”
We believe the Holy Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God, and therefore is complete and perfect. It is the supreme authority and the standard of Christian faith and living.
We believe God is eternally existing, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver and Ruler of the universe. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the One and only One true God.
- God the Father
We believe the almighty Father, the creator of heaven and earth, is the heavenly Father of all believers. He reigns over the universe and human history according to His grace.
- Jesus Christ
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He is the same nature, essence, and being as God the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the word become flesh. Jesus was miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. By His obedience He died on the cross and shed His blood for the redemption of men from sin, resurrected on the third day, physically ascended into heaven, and will return. He is the only Mediator between God and man.
- Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Comforter of believers, convicts men of their sins, and affects repentance and regeneration. He enables the saints to understand the truth, sanctifies and comforts them.
We believe man was created in the image of God. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. In so doing, man alienated himself from God and was thus condemned and incapable of saving himself. Only the grace of God in Christ can bring man into holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.
We believe salvation is the grace of God. By the atonement of Jesus Christ and the conviction of the Holy Spirit, man can be justified through faith in Christ. The process of salvation includes: regeneration, justification, sanctification and glorification. God will preserve whom He has chosen to the end.
- Last Things
We believe that Jesus Christ will return to establish the eternal kingdom. All people, righteous and unrighteous, will be resurrected and judged. The righteous will dwell in eternal blessing, and the unrighteous will be consigned to eternal punishment.
We believe the church is a congregation of believers, whom God called out from the world to be sanctified to belong to Christ. Believers edify and serve one another through the truth and gifts from the Holy Spirit. The functions of the church are worship, discipleship, fellowship, ministry and evangelism. The objective of the church is to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission.
This church adheres to the doctrinal statements on Marriage and Family by our denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, as stated in the most recent version of the Baptist Faith and Message that marriage is to be defined biblically and theologically in God’s own terms rather than man-made terms; and further that this church intentionally adheres to the highest standards for marriage, namely biblical standards, and that other legal definitions and court actions are secondary to biblical mandate.
We believe there are two ordinances God instructs the church to observe:
It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior by immersion in water.
- Lord’s Supper
The bread and the cup of the Lord’s Supper symbolize Christ’s body and blood. Believers commemorate Christ’s death until He returns
*Our “Statement of Faith” is based on the “Baptist Faith and Message”
(SBC faith confession)