New Salem Missionary Baptist Church
Sunday, September 14, 2014

Beliefs

We believe that all scriptures are inspired by God and profitable for teaching, reproof, and correction for training in righteousness.
 
We  believe that all Scriptures center about the Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work, in His first and second coming, and hence that no portion, even of the Old Testament, is properly read or understood, until it leads to Him.  (Luke 24:27,44, John 5:39,  Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:11,  2 Timothy 3:16)
 
We Believe that salvation is the gift of God's grace.  It cannot be gained or made more secure by meritorious works, but freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary.  All who trust in the Savior are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.  (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 10:9,10; Ephesians 1:7,2:8-9)
 
We Believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the mason of the fall of man, and is destined to the judgement of an eternal punishment in the lake of fire.  (Matthew 4:1-3; Acts 5:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10)
 
We Believe that every man is the steward of his life and resources which ultimately belong to God.  We believe that tithing is a measure of obedience to the scriptural principles of stewardship.
 
We  Believe in the worship of the Lord through singing, clapping, and the lifting of hands.  We believe in the authority of the believer to ask freely of the Lord for his needs.
 
We  Believe that evangelism is the obligation of every follower of Jesus Christ.  The Lord commands us to go out and make disciples of all the earth.  
 
We  Believe in the ordinance of water baptism by immersion in obedience to the Word of God.  Water baptism does not save us from sin but is an outward sign of an inward relationship with God.  Holy Communion is an ordinance that remind us that His blood offer forgiveness for sin and that His body was broken for our healing.  (Romans 6:4; Colossians 2:12)
 
We  Believe in the rapture, that the dead in Christ will rise first, and those who are alive and remain shall be caught up to meet Jesus in the air.
 
We  Believe that after death, eternal life begins either in heaven or hell; where one spend eternity is based on one's decision to live according to God's Word and commandments or to rebel against God.