Union Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
There are 8 statements of Faith that we believe:
God is Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has always existed in three personalities: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are all co-equal and are all one God. (Genesis1:1.26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:18; 1Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose on the third day to show His power over death. He ascended into heaven and will come back to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; Titus 2:13)
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world today to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in all Christians from the moment of salvation. He gives us power for living, undering spiritual truths and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s written Word to us, by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the truth without any error.
(1Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6)
ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS
We are made in the spiritual image of God. We are the object of God’s creation. We are all marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates us from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Roman 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 3)
This is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5)
ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY
The true believer is secure in their salvation because God gave it to us through Jesus Christ. That simply means that that once you accept Jesus as your Savior, you are saved forever and cannot lose it. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us that security. (John 10:9; 2 Timothy 1:12; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14)
We were created to exist forever. We will either exist forever separated from God because of sin or we will exist forever in union with Him because He has forgiven us of our sin. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:7-8; Revelations 20:15)