East Baptist Church

What We Believe

What we Believe:
What we believe as a church is fundamental to our faith and the living of our daily lives. Below, you will find our:

Statement of Faith – What we believe.

Statement of Purpose – Why we are here.

Covenant – Our promises to ourselves and each other.

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in his substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return to power and glory.

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone and includes regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this church shall be to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. It shall seek to attain this end through public worship of God, the preaching of the Gospel according to the Scriptures, consistent Christian living by its members, personal evangelism, missionary endeavor, and Christian education.

Covenant

As we trust we have been brought by Divine grace to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the influence of is Spirit to give ourselves up to Him; so we do now solemnly covenant with each other, that God enabling us, we will walk together in brotherly love, that we will exercise a Christian care and watchfulness over each other, and faithfully warn, rebuke, and admonish one another in brotherly love, as the case shall require.

That we will not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, nor omit the great duty of prayer, both for ourselves and for others.

That we will participate in each other’s joys, and endeavor with tenderness and sympathy, to bear each other’s burdens and sorrows, and to assist each other in times of need.

That we will earnestly endeavor to bring up such as may be under our care in the nurture and admonition of the Lord; that we will seek Divine aid to enable us to walk circumspectly in the world, denying ungodliness and every worldly lust; that we will strive together for the support of a faithful evangelical ministry among us; that we endeavor, by example and effort, to win souls to Christ; and through life, amidst evil report and good report, seek to live to the glory of Him who hath called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.