WHAT WE BELIEVE
That our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ . . .
Binds us together in fellowship;
Brings us together for worship;
Builds us up for service and
Sends us out with the Good News of Jesus.
“Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your Name give glory!” — Psalm 115:1
We believe God eternally exists in three distinct persons, and each are equal in characteristics and power – God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus is God’s only begotten Son who is without sin and who came to earth for the express purpose of giving His life to be a ransom for the sins of all people. We believe Jesus is God. We believe the Holy Spirit is God. We believe the Holy Spirit indwells each believer. We believe the Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:25; John 1:1; John 14:16-17; 1 Timothy 3:16)
About the Bible
We believe that the Bible was written by divinely inspired men and is God’s revelation of himself and his will to man. The Bible in its entirety is the Word of God, and as such is wholly true in everything it affirms. The Scriptures are the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20, 21; Ps. 18:30; 119:96).
The Mission of the Church
We Believe the Mission of the Church is to glorify God by making disciples through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church’s mission must seek to glorify Him through redemption and reconciliation. The mission is highlighted in (2 Corinthians 5). As those who have been reconciled to God through the Gospel, we are now ambassadors of reconciliation to a lost and broken world. We gather, teach, disciple, and send to see God glorified through reconciliation.
Admit, Believe, Commit
We believe that every individual must publicly profess and confess Jesus as your Savior and Lord. That’s the foundation to a relationship with Christ. You can do that by thinking of the ABCs:
Admit: Admit that you are a sinner and need to repent (or turn) from your sin. Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned and fall short of God’s Glory.
Believe: You are saved by faith, believing that God sent His son to die on the cross for your sin. John 3:16 says “for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life.”
Commit: This decision is about making Jesus Christ the Lord (Boss, Savior, Coach) of your life. You are surrendering your desires for His. Romans 10:9-10 tells us how to be saved: “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses resulting in salvation.” By taking these steps, you place your faith in Christ, but these steps also mean you are becoming a member of His Body, the Church.
Maybe you’ve made a profession of faith before, but never followed that commitment with biblical Baptism. Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs. We baptize by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word but also best symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.
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New Bethel Baptist Church (NBBC), aligns with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) www.sbc.net in full corporation and fellowship, NBBC members, align their beliefs with the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. We are affiliated with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina BSCNC (ncbaptist.org) and locally with the Burnt Swamp Baptist Association (BSBA).