New Middleton Baptist Church
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Sharing God's Word - Showing God's Love

Our Theology

We believe that God is One and Triune.  God is One in nature, power, and authority, who expresses Himself in the three persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  The Oneness of God in nature, expressed in three persons is a mystery and NOT a contradiction (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5).
 
     We Believe that the Father ordains, purposes, and sends the Son and the Spirit (Gen. 1:1; John 3:16; Ephesians 1).
   
     We Believe that the Son, Jesus Christ, obeyed the will of the Father, lived a perfect, sinless life in obedience to God's Law, both inwardly and   outwardly, died upon the cross and shed His blood to satisfy the holiness of God and to provide a once-for-all sacrifice for the sins of the world.
     (John 3:16; 1 John 4:10; 1 John 2:2; Romans 6; Hebrews 9 and 10). 
 
     We Believe that the Holy Spirit is NOT a spiritual force, but is the third actual person of the Godhead, but one in nature with the Father and with      the Son, Jesus Christ.  We believe the Holy Spirit always points us back to the person and work of Christ, which brings about holiness.  The Holy      Spirit is our seal unto the day of redemption.  Once we have placed true faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit is sent to indwell in our lives and      bring about holiness and conformity to Jesus Christ.  He is our pledge of the inheritance that we will receive fully in Heaven in the presence of      God (Genesis 1:2; Galatians 4:6-7; Romans 8 and 9; Acts 5:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14).
 
We believe that God is completely Holy, Holy, Holy beyond any of our comprehension and this is why He must judge sin (Isaiah 6:1-7; Revelation chapters 4-5).
 
We believe that man is completely depraved and full of sin.  We, as humans, cannot earn our way into Heaven.  We are in sin from the moment we are conceived in the womb of our mothers.  We are in a position under the wrath of God until we have been convicted by the Holy Spirit of our sins and responded in faith and repentance in Jesus Christ.  (Ephesians 2:1-10; Romans 3; Romans 6:23).
 
We believe that salvation from our sin ONLY comes through the work of Jesus Christ (in His life and death and resurrection).  We are saved by His Sacrifice and NOT by any deeds or works of our own! (John 14:6; John 3; Acts 4:12).
 
We believe that since God is completely Holy, then He is also completely loving.  The Bible says that God loved us before we ever loved Him.  We didn't want God before He called us to salvation.  God saw us in our sin depraved position and loved us so much that He sent Jesus who is the only means by which we could be saved to be our sacrifice and to pay for our sins (1 John 4:7-10; John 3:16).
 
We believe that the only way, in which, we can be saved from our sins and to advert the wrath of God is have faith and faith alone in Jesus Christ.  If one has placed geniune faith in Jesus Christ, then that will result in repentance of sin (Romans 10:9-10; Romans 3:21-31-all the book of Romans; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 2:38).
 
We believe that either at the point of physical death or when Christ comes back, that those who have trusted Jesus as Savior and Lord will enter into His eternal presence, unhindered by sin, completely holy, completely satisfied with Jesus, in Heaven forever.  For those who have not trusted in Christ, will enter into eternal damnation in hell, separated from the life of God that He gives to those who trust in Him (Read the book of Hebrews, Revelation 2-3; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21-22). 
 
We believe that the Bible is God's Holy Word.  The Holy Scriptures were written by men who were COMPLETELY inspired by God Almighty.  There is NOT one word in the Bible that is there without the inspiration of the Holy Spirit!  We believe that the Bible does not err.  It is infallible, inerrant, and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.  It is correct in all its statements and propositional truths, including the realms of science, history, and the divine message of salvation (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
 
We believe that Jesus Christ is coming again to judge all people, and to take those who have trusted in Him and in Him alone to be with Him forever in Heaven (Revelation 22:12; Acts 1:11; John 20:6-7).