South Berwick Free Baptist Church














South Berwick Free Baptist Church
336 Main St
South Berwick, ME 03908
ph: 1-207-384-2504

Doctrinal Statement

We believe the following statements are essential doctrines of the faith "once delivered unto the saints" for which we must earnestly contend as sound doctrine (Jude 3).

1. We believe in the verbal, plenary, infallible inspiration of both the Old and New Testaments in their original texts as the final authority of the Church in matters of faith and conduct.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who created all things and is infinitely perfect in all His attributes. (Genesis 1:1; Mat 28:19)

3. We believe in the full deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarĀ­ious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to heaven, His present mediatorial work, and His future, perĀ­sonal coming again. (John 1:1; Philippians 2:5-11; 1Peter 2:22; l Corinthians 15:3-4; Hebrews 4:14-16; John14:3; Acts 1:11)

4. We believe in the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit and in His regenerating, sanctifying, empowering, and comforting work in all believers. (Acts 5:3,4; John 3:5-8; 16:7-14)

5. We believe in the divine creation of man in the image of God; and that man fell into sin in Adam, is now a sinner by nature and by choice, and is thereby under the just condemnation of God. (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 5:12-21; John 3:18,36)

6. We believe that man is saved by grace through faith, being redeemed by the blood of Christ and justified by faith in Christ apart from any human merit. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 3:24-26; Titus 3:5-6)

7. We believe that the Church is the universal company of the redeemed, the Body of Christ, of which Christ is the head. (Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:19-22)

8. We believe that every true believer has eternal security in Christ, being kept by the power of God. (l Peter 1:1-3; John 10:27-28; 5:24; 6:39-40; Jude 24)

9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind- the saved into the everlasting blessedness of their glorified state in heaven, and the unsaved into the eternal punishment of hell, separated from the presence of God. (l Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 15:51-55; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9; Rev 20:11-21:5)