Red Branch Baptist Church | Beliefs
What We Believe
Scripture Reference: Psalm 119:160; Romans 15:4; II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter 1: 19-21; Revelation 22:18-19
Scripture Reference: Genesis 1:26; II Corinthians 13:14; Colossians 1:16-18; I John 5:7
We believe in the deity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, perfect God and perfect man; that He is God manifested in the flesh, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary; that He lived a sinless life on earth; that he died on Calvary’s cross, shedding His blood as the only satisfactory sacrifice for sinners and payment for sin; that His body was buried in and arose from the tomb; that He ascended to Heaven and is now seated at the Father’s right hand in Heaven making intercession for us; and that He is coming again to establish His Kingdom on earth.
Scripture Reference: Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-25; Mark 14:62; 16:19; Acts 1:9-11; Acts 4:10-12, 5:30-31; II Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 7:25
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity and is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son; that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration; that He indwells all believers and seals them unto the day of redemption; and that He empowers, teaches, and guides believers.
Scripture Reference: John 3:5-7; John 14:16-18, 26; John 16:7-8; Ephesians 1:13-14
We believe that at the moment of salvation, the believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and that the believer does not seek the Spirit’s baptism as an evidence of salvation. It is the believer’s responsibility to seek to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit.
Scripture Reference: Matthew 3:11; John 1:33; 3:5-7; Romans 6:3-5; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18
Scripture Reference: Genesis 1 and 2; Isaiah 45:18; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16, 17
Scripture Reference: Genesis 1:27-28; 2:18; 2:22-24; Leviticus 18:6-18, 22; 20:15-16; Romans 1:26-27; 7:2-5; I Corinthians 5:1; 6:9-10; 15-20; Ephesians 5:22-32; I Thessalonians 4:2-8
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker; but by voluntary transgression Adam fell from his sinless and happy state, and all men sinned in him, consequently all men are totally depraved, are partakers of Adam’s fallen nature, and are sinners by nature and by conduct; and therefore are under just condemnation without defense or excuse.
Scripture Reference: Genesis 3:1-6, 24; Romans 1:18,32; 3:10-19; 5:12,19
Scripture Reference: John 3:16-18; Acts 16:31; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9, 10; I Corinthians 15:3.4; Ephesians 2:8, 9; II Peter 3:9
We believe that all the redeemed of God are kept by God’s power and are thus eternally secure in Christ forever, and that once a person is saved, he will always be saved.
Scripture Reference: John 10:27-29; Philippians 1:6; II Timothy 1:12; I John 5:13
Scripture Reference: John 17:17; I Corinthians 1:30; II Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 5:25,26,27; I Thess. 4:3,4; 5:23,24; Hebrews 10:10-14; 13:12
Scripture Reference: Acts 1:8; Acts 2:41-47; Acts 20:28- 31; Romans 1:7; Colossians 1:2; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-5
Scripture Reference: Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 8:36-39; Romans 6:3-5
Scripture Reference: Luke 22:14-20; I Corinthians 11:25-32
Scripture Reference: Job 1:6-9; Ezekiel 28:1-19; Matthew 4:1-11; John 8:44; II Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 2:2; Revelation 20:10
Scripture Reference: Luke 16:22-26; Revelation 20:12-15
Scripture Reference: John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 21
Scripture Reference: I Corinthians 15; II Corinthians 5:6-8; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20
Scripture Reference: Matthew 24:42-44; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:4-6