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What We Believe

WE BELIEVE in one true, holy, and living God who is the maker and preserver of all things. He has revealed himself as the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit- three persons of one substance, power, and eternity. (Genesis 1 & 2; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

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WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, who is fully God and fully man. He is the Word made flesh, born of the virgin—Mary—by the power of the Holy Spirit. He suffered, was crucified, died, and buried to reconcile us to the Father and to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins. There is salvation in no other name. (John 1:14; Acts 4:10-12; 1 Corinthians 15: 3-8; Colossians 1:15-20).

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave as an actual event in recorded history. He arose with an actual body, ascended into heaven, and will return again to earth as the final judge of all persons. (Matthew 28: 5-7; Acts 2: 29-36; 1 Corinthians 15: 12-22; Acts 10: 39-42)

WE BELIEVE the Holy Spirit is one with the Father and the Son. He is our Helper, Teacher, and Guide, and the one who dwells in the lives of all true believers. He provides power to be witnesses of the good news of Jesus in all the world. (John 14: 15-18, 26; 16:13; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18)

WE BELIEVE the Holy Bible is the word of God and contains all things necessary for salvation. The bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and it alone is the ultimate rule and guide for living in the Christian life. (Isaiah 40:8, John 20:31; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12)

WE BELIEVE that all persons are sinners by nature and are helpless to change their condition through any human power or ability. We are put into a right relationship to God by faith in Jesus Christ alone. Salvation is a gift of the grace of God and is available to all who respond to God’s offer of salvation. (Romans 3:23; 5:1-2 & 6-11; 6:23; 10:9-11; Ephesians 2: 8-9.

WE BELIEVE all who put faith in Jesus Christ and his salvation are born again and, therefore, citizens of the Kingdom of God. We are made new creations by the power of the Holy Spirit, freed from the curse of sin, and enabled to be faithful servants of God and others. As believers we can fall into a life of sin by an act of our will through a rebellious and disobedient heart toward the known will of God. Forgiveness is available to all who turn from their sin and desire to live a new life following Jesus Christ (John 3:3; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 John 1:6-7; 3:5-10)

WE BELIEVE the church is the community of all true believers of Jesus Christ. All Christians need to be a part of the fellowship of a local congregation where the word of God is preached, and the sacraments are administered.  (Matthew 16:18-19; 1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 4:11-16)

                                               

Rev. Nelson Grist, Pastor

pastor@rockycreekbc.com

 

Rocky Creek Baptist Church

225 Rocky Creek Road, Forsyth, GA 31029

Church Office: 478-994-2509

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