Heritage Baptist is a independent Baptist Church
We adhere to the baptist distinctive’s. We are fundamental in belief, and independent in practice, but we fellowship with others of like faith.

The  Scriptures:

We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried. By “Holy Bible” we mean that the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which as originally written and translated from the Textus Receptus and Masoretic Text properly translated into English in the King James Version;  does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but is the very Word of God. By “inspiration” we mean that the books of the Bible were written of holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired. (II Tim. 3:16,17; II Pet. 1:19-21; Psa. 119;89,105,130,160)

Of the True God:

We believe that 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 Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Ex. 30:2,3; I Co. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; Rev. 4:11)

Of the Devil, or Satan:

We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty God, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man’s great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, and the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy; the lord of the antichrist, and the author of all the powers of darkness – destined however to final defeat at the hands of God’s own Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire, a place prepared for him and his angels. (Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:14-17; Rev. 12:9; II Pet. 2:4; Matt. 4:1-11; Rev. 20:10)

Of Creation:

We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness.  (Gen. 1,2; Ex. 20:11; Col. 1:16,17; John 1:3; Rev. 10:6)

Of the Virgin Birth:

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost, in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born or can be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God, and God, the Son. (Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25; John 1:14; Psa. 2:7; I John 5:20)

Of Salvation:

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the Cross, that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven.  He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and all-sufficient Savior. (Eph. 2:8; Acts 15:11; Rom. 3:24; John 3:16; John 14:6; Phil. 2:7,8; Isa. 53:4-7; Heb. 2:14-17; I John 4:10; I Cor. 15:3; II Cor. 5:21)

Of the Church:

We believe that a Baptist church is a congregation of immersed believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its ordained officers are pastors and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures. We believe the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all men as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only Superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that each local church is the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; that on all matters of membership, of polity, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final. (I Cor. 11:2; Acts 20:17-28; I Tim. 3:1-13; Acts 2:41,42; I Cor. 12:4, 8-11; Acts 14:23; Col. 1:18; Eph. 5:23,24)

The Resurrection and Return of Christ and Related Events:

We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value. Of the Resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily “the third day according to the Scriptures,” that He alone is our “merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God;” “that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven” – bodily, personally and visibly; that the “dead in Christ shall rise first,” that the living saints “shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump,” “that He will return in glory with His saints at the end of the Seven-Year Tribulation when He will destroy the army of Satan and the antichrist at the final Battle of Armageddon “that the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David;” and that “Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until he hath put all enemies under His feet.” (Matt. 28:6,7; Luke 24:39; John 10:27; I Cor. 15:4; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:2-7; Acts 1:9,11; Rev. 3:21; I Thess. 4:17; Heb. 2:17; 5:9,10; 8:1,6; 12:2; John 14:3; Rev. 20:1-6)

BAPTIST distinctives Articles of faith
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