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What We Believe

Bible and Compass

Sherwood Hills Baptist Church

What We Believe

We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is all sufficient

There is one and only one living and true God. In the Unity of the God Head, there are three personalities, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, each executing distinct, but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

All individuals by nature are sinners.

A Church by definition is a local congregation of immersed believers covenanted together for the purpose of carrying out the commission given by Christ.

Salvation of sinners is completely of grace (not works) through the Mediatorial Offices of the Son of God.

All persons will be eternally saved at the time they repent of their sins and trust Christ to save them personally. These believers will live in Heaven eternally with Christ.

All persons that reject the plan of salvation set forth by God in His Word shall be doomed eternally to hell.

Mission work is the responsibility of the local Church. Churches may cooperate together on an equal basis for carrying out this work. The Missionary must be sent and directed by one local Church. Other Churches may help support such a missionary, sent and directed by one on a purely voluntary basis.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary.

The first day each week should be kept sacred for religious purposes.

The end of the world is approaching and we believe that Christ will come and awaken His children from the dead, change the living saints and call them up to meet Him in the air. After which will ensue on the earth a period of Great Tribulation. In Heaven, the Marriage of the Lamb will take place. After that, Christ will come to earth and establish His Millennial Kingdom and reign a thousand years over all the earth.

Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer by the authority of Christ. This authority is vested in a local Church or congregation of baptized believers. Baptism shows forth, in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the Saviour, with faith’s effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life.

Sanctification is the process by which we are made partakers of God’s holiness. It is a progressive work begun in regeneration, carried on in the hearts of believers, by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, and the Sealer and Comforter, in the continued use of the appointed means especially, the Word of God, Self-examination, self denial, watchfulness and prayer.

Baptism is prerequisite to the privilege of Church relations and the Lord’s Supper in which the faithful members of the Church by sacred use of the unleavened bread and fruit of the vine are to commemorate together, the un-dying Love of Christ, preceded always by solemn self-examination.