Abstract of Principles  "What We Believe"

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MERIDIANVILLE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

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Article 1:         We believe in only one true and living God, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. – Deut. 4:39, Mark 12:29-30: 1st John 5:7.

 

Article 2:         We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God and the only rule of faith and practice. – 2nd Timothy 3:16; Romans 15:4 and 3:2; 2nd Peter 1:20-21.

 

Article 3:         We believe in the doctrine of election that God chose His people in Christ before the foundation of the world. – Ephesians 1:4-6; 2nd Thessalonians 2:13-15; Titus 1:2, 2nd Timothy 1:9.

 

Article 4:         We believe in the doctrine of original sin. – Genesis 3:6; Romans 3:12; 3:23: 5:12; Psalms 51:5.

 

Article 5:         We believe in man’s impotency to recover himself from the fallen state he is in by nature of his own free will and ability. – Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:22, 1st Peter 2:24.

 

Article 6:         We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Christ. – Romans 3:22-25; 5:8-9; Titus 3:5.

 

Article 7:         We believe that God’s elect shall be called, converted, regenerated and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. – Romans 8:29-30; Malachi 3:17, 2nd Thessalonians 2:13-15; 1st Peter 1:2, 2nd Timothy 1:9.

 

Article 8:         We believe that the saints shall be preserved in grace and never fall finally away. – St. John 10:27-29; Romans 8:38-39, 2nd Timothy 1:9; 1st Peter 1:4-5.

 

Article 9:         We believe in baptism, the Lord’s Supper, and the washing of the saints’ feet are ordinances of Jesus Christ and that true believers are the subject, and the only true mode of baptism is by immersion. – Baptism, Matthew 3:13, 16, 17; 28:19, 20; Acts 8:36. – Lord’s Supper, Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17; 1st Corinthians 11:23-26. – Washing of Saints’ Feet, St. John 13:1-17: Ephesians 4:4-6.

 

Article 10:       We believe in the resurrection of the dead and the eternal judgment and the punishment of the wicked and the joys of the righteous will be eternal. – 1st Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 1:14-15; Revelations 20:15; Matthew 25:41, 34, 46; 2nd Corinthians 5:10.

 

Article 11:       We believe that no minister has a right to administration of the ordinances only such as are regularly baptized, called and come under the imposition of hands of the Presbytery. – Acts 13:2-3; Titus 1:5.

    

Article 12:       We believe that none but regularly baptized members have a right to commune at the Lord’s Table. – 1st Corinthians 11:24; Exodus 12:43.