What We Believe

 

SCRIPTURES

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

The Bible is God's complete revelation to man.  It was written by men who were divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit.  It has God as its author and salvation as its end.  It is without error and is absolute truth.

 

GOD

"I and My Father are one."  (John 10:30)

There is only one true God.  He manifests His Presence in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and as the Holy Spirit.

 

MAN

“Then God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness… So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”   (Genesis 1:26-27)

Man was created in the image of God.  Because of Sin all people are under condemnation.  Only by God's grace through the blood of Jesus can a person be redeemed.  Believers are forgiven of sin at the time of surrendering and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord.

 

SALVATION

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)

Believers have been made acceptable unto by God by the work of Christ on the cross and are called to a life committed to abstaining from sin.

 

BELIEVER'S BAPTISM BY IMMERSION

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen." (Matthew 28:19-20)

The New Testament pattern and order is to hear the gospel, believe in Jesus Christ and then to be baptized.  The method of New Testament baptism is immersion, symbolizing the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

 

THE LOCAL CHURCH

The New Testament church consists of believers who have confessed Christ as Lord and have been baptized.  Pine Lake Baptist Church is a local autonomous congregation.  This means we are associated with the Southern Baptist Convention; however the convention does not dictate how we minister. 

This body is in agreement with the Baptist Faith & Message.

 

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