Shiloh Baptist Church
Beliefs

Statement of Faith

The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 is our doctrinal standard as a congregation. Some of the basic doctrines defined by this document are:

The Holy Bible is the exclusive, inspired, and inerrant Word of God, and is our sole authority in all matters of faith and practice.

God is the sovereign creator of the universe, and is expressed eternally in the triune God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Mankind is a sinner by both disposition and action and as a result is separated from God, who cannot look upon sinfulness.

Man is unable to remedy this separation by his own will or devices, and thus needs to be reconciled unto God by the regenerative work of the Holy Spirit and new Birth.

Jesus Christ was born of the virgin mary, he lived a perfect, sinless life, and suffered and died upon the cross for the sins of the world and was buried. It is his sacrifice in our stead that provides the means of man's redemption. He was literally, bodily raised from the dead on the third day for our justification.

Eternal life is a free gift of God and comes only through faith and trust alone in the work done solely by Jesus Christ upon the cross, and in his subsequent resurrection. Eternal life is not only a quantity of life, but a quality of life available to all who will surrender their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ, though now unseen in heaven, will unexpectedly and visibly return to the earth as its Judge and King, and will establish a thousand year reign of peace and justice under his authority. He will then re-create the heavens and the earth, undoing the curse brought about by sin, and all those who are saved will reign forever with him.


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