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Bethany Baptist Church
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Statement Of Faith Of Bethany

WHAT BETHANY BELIEVES:

About the Bible:

  1. The Bible (original autographs) is fully and equally inspired in every part (2 Tim. 3:16).

  2. Every word of the Bible (original autographs) is divinely inspired (2 Pet. 1:21).

  3. The Bible (original autographs) is free from error (2 Pet. 1:21).

  4. God has protected the truth in those translations that have been faithful to the original autographs.

About the Trinity:

  • There is one God (Deut. 6:4; Eph. 4:4-6; 1 Tim. 2:5).

  • There are three Persons of the Godhead, each being co-equal, co-eternal and co-existing:

                        The Father (Jn. 6:44-46; Rom. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:2).

                         The Son (Isa. 9:6; Jn. 1:1; 20:28; 1 Tim. 1:6; Titus 2:13; Heb. 1:8).

                         The Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3; Heb. 9:14).

About Jesus Christ (the Son)

  1. He has existed eternally (Jn. 1:1).

  2. During His Incarnation He was fully man (Jn. 1:14; Phil. 2:7-8).

  3. He has always been fully God (Phi. 2:6; Col. 1:19; 2:9).

  4. He was miraculously conceived (Lk. 1:34-35).

  5. He literally and bodily rose the dead (Lk. 24:39-40).

About Satan (the Devil)

  1. He was created Lucifer, a perfect being (Eze. 28:12-15).

  2. He fell from Heaven because of the sin of pride (Isa. 14:12-17).

  3. He is active during this present age (2 Cor. 4:4; 1 Pet. 5:8; Eph. 6:12).

  4. One day he will be judged and doomed forever (Rev. 20:7-10).

About the Holy Spirit:

  1. He is the third person of the Trinity (Matt. 28:19)

  2. He indwells all those who have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior (1 Cor. 3:16).

  3. He gifts believers for service in the Body (1 Cor. 12).

About Man:

  1. He was created in the likeness of God and without sin (Gen. 1:26-27, 31).

  2. All men are born sinners because of Adam’s choice and continue to sin by their own choice (Rom. 5:12).

  3. Without accepting God’s plan of salvation, man is eternally condemned to judgment (Jn. 3:16-18).

About Salvation:

  1. God desires for all to be saved (2 Pet. 3:9).

  2. Jesus Christ took on man’s sin and died on the cross in his place (2 Cor. 5:21).

  3. God saves those who receive Jesus Christ as their personal Savior (Rom 10:9-13).

About the Future:

  1. Jesus Christ is coming again to rule and reign on the earth (Rev. 20:4-5).

  2. The righteous go to a place of eternal peace and joy in the presence of God (Rev. 21:1-8).

  3. The wicked go to a place of eternal suffering and punishment (Rev. 20:11-15).