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Statement of Faith

  1. The Word of God

    The Holy Bible is the word of God. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.

  2. The True God

    We believe there is one, and only one, Living and True God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices.

  3. The Fall of Man

    We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not only by constraint, but by choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

  4. Christ is the Only Savior

    God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to be incarnated. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator between God and man.

  5. Salvation By Grace

    Salvation is free to all. It is by grace through faith. It is not earned through a life of good works. The only obstacle to salvation is the absence and voluntary rejection of Christ as the only true Savior.

  6. Regeneration

    Regeneration consists in giving a holy disposition to the mind by the power of the Holy Spirit; so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel. Its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.

  7. Repentance and Faith

    Repentance and faith are sacred duties and inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God; whereby, being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, Mediator and King.

  8. Justification

    Justification is the great blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him. Justification includes the pardon of sin. By virtue of which faith His perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God. It is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith, and brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God.

  9. God's Purpose of Grace

    The election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners; being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man, it comprehends all the means in connection with the end; it is a most glorious display of God's sovereign goodness. It utterly excludes boasting, and promotes humility encouraging the use of means in the highest degree. It may be ascertained by its effect in all who truly believe the Gospel. It is the foundation of Christian assurance.

  10. Santification

    Sanctification is the process by which we are made partakers of His holiness. It is a separation for the special service of God. It is begun in regeneration and it is a progressive work that reaches a state of perfection with the purification our bodies in the second coming of Christ.

  11. The Perseverance of the Saints

    Such only are real believers that endure unto the end, that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.

  12. The Church

    The true church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ and governed by His laws. Its officers of ordination are pastors or elders whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures and that the one and only superintendent is Christ.

  13. Baptism

    Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer; in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, with the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; it is pre-requisite to the privileges of a church.

  14. The Lord's Supper

    The Lord's Supper is the second ordinance given to the church and consists of unleavened bread and the unfermented fruit of the vine, symbolizing the body and the blood of Christ. Participants are baptized believers who share the same doctrine. It is celebrated during a church gathering to commemorate Christ's suffering and death until He returns.

  15. The Lord's Day

    The first day of the week is a day of rest for Christianity and this day ought to be observed by worshiping God. Secular work on Sunday should be limited to cases of necessity or mercy.

  16. Civil Government

    The civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of human society; magistrates are to be prayed for, morally supported, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ Who is the only Lord of conscience. There must be a complete separation of Church and State, each one being useful and important in its proper place.

  17. Resurrection

    Jesus Christ rose from the dead and ascended to Heaven. There will be a resurrection of the bodies both of the just and unjust. The happiness of the righteous shall be eternal and the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting.

  18. Second Coming of Christ

    Christ will come again, as thief in the night for it is not known neither the day nor the hour; He will come as judge, because the day of salvation would have come to an end.

  19. Final Judgment

    God has appointed a day of final judgment for the world. At that time Jesus Christ will judge every man and each will receive reward or punishment according to his deeds. Those judged righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment.

  20. Heaven And Hell

    There are two places in which men will dwell after this life. The redeemed will live in heaven, and those who are lost will exist in the hell with the devil and his angels. Such existence, either in heaven or in hell will be eternal.

Translated from "Artículos de Fe de las Iglesias Bautistas"
(El Paso, Texas, Casa Bautista de Publicaciones)

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And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:32
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