Friendship Baptist Church

What We Believe

>We believe in the plenary verbal inspiration of the Bible and that God’s Word is the final authority for faith, life and conduct. (II Timothy 3:16; John 17:17)

>We believe that God preserved His Word without error to the present day. We believe that the Masoretic Text and the Textus Receptus have been providentially preserved and that the King James Bible (or Authorized Version) is an accurate translation of these texts. Therefore, we believe that the King James Bible is inerrant. (Psalms 12:6,7)

>We believe that Bible translations into other languages must be based on the Masoretic Text and the Textus Receptus to be accurate.

>We believe in the Triune God, creator of all things, infinitely holy, and eternally existent in three persons, The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. (I John 5:7)

>We believe in the Deity of Jesus Christ. (John 1:1,14,18; Colossians 1:15; 2:9)

>We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. (Isaiah 7:14; Micah 5:2; Luke 1:30-38)

>We believe in the Deity and personality of the Holy Spirit. It is He that convicts the world of sin, regenerates those who believe. He also indwells, empowers, guides, teaches and sanctifies the believer. (Acts 5:3,4; John 16:7,8)

>We believe that man was created in the image of God and by choice fell into sin and death. Because of Adam’s sin, all mankind is sinful and under condemnation to eternal judgment. (Genesis 1:26,27; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23)

>We believe in the substitutionary death of Christ on Calvary. (Matthew 27:45-61; II Corinthians 5:21) It is the precious shed blood of Christ that makes salvation possible. (I Peter 1:18,19)

>We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:1-20; Luke 24:1-48)

>We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ. (Ephesians 2:8,9) Biblical repentance is absolutely necessary for salvation. (Acts 20:21) The change mentioned in II Corinthians 5:17 is a direct result of repentance and faith.

>We believe in the eternal security of the believer. (John 3:15-18; John 10:26-30; Romans 8:28-39)

>We believe that all redeemed ones are called into a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices. (I John 2:15-17)

>We believe in the personality of Satan as taught in the Word of God. (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:12-19; Revelations 12:7-10; Job 1:6-2:8)

>We believe that Hell is a literal place prepared for the Devil and his angels. Those who do not accept Jesus Christ as personal Savior will suffer punishment here throughout eternity. (Luke 16:19-31; Revelations 20:11-15)

>We believe that Heaven is the abode of God, and those who are born again will spend eternity in this blessed place. (John 14:1-3; Revelations 21 & 22)

>We believe that the visible church is a congregation of baptized believers, practicing New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy. (Matthew 18:15-18; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 20:17-28; Matthew 28:18-20)

>We believe that our Lord gave the believer two ordinances. They are baptism by immersion and partaking of the Lord’s table. (I Corinthians 11:23-30; Matthew 28:19-20)

>We believe that the Scriptures are clear in the financing of the church through tithes and offerings of the members of that local assembly. (Malachi 3:10)

>We believe in the premillenial and pretribulational return of Christ in the clouds to receive His Bride. (I Thessalonians 1:10; 4:16-18; 5:9; I Corinthians 15:51-53; Romans 5:9)

>We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of the redeemed to be a witness by life and word to the truths of His Word and to proclaim the gospel to all the world, beginning at home. We believe that every Christian should seek to lead others to a saving knowledge of Christ; that missions is not only soul winning, but also discipleship. (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19,20)

>We believe in separation from ecclesiastical heresy and apostasy. (Romans 16:17; II Corinthians 6:14-18)

>We stand opposed to the charismatic movement, new evangelicalism, and ecumenical movements.

>The underlying premise of this ministry is that man’s chief responsibility is to glorify God and that Jesus Christ can change the most troubled life to achieve this responsibility. God can change our lives so we become the person He desires