Bethany Baptist Church - 5064 Bethany Rd. Hahira, GA

What We Believe

 

  1. About God

  • God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. Everything stated by Him and for Him
  • He has eternally existed in three personalities; Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. The three are the same-one God.

Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2

  1. About Jesus

  • Jesus was, and is, God in the flesh
  • He lived a sinless, perfect life but offered Himself as the sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.
  • He was buried, and three days later He arose from the grave to defeat sin, death, and the grave.
  • He ascended to heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign and rule as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

  1. About The Holy Spirit

  • Holy Spirit is one with the Father and the Son
  • He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus
  • He lives inside of every Christ-follower beginning at the moment of salvation
  • He provides power for living, guidance to do what is right, and conviction of what is wrong.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25

  1. About The Bible

  • It’s God’s Word
  • Written over a period of about 1,500 years
  • Written by over 40 different human writers
  • Composed on 3 different continents (Africa, Asia, Europe)
  • It is the supreme source of truth without any mistakes or errors

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105; Psalm 160; Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

  1. About Human Beings

  • People are made in the image of God
  • People are the supreme object of God’s creation
  • All people are tainted and marred by sin that separates us from God
  • This sin requires payment that we must all make-death

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23

  1. About Salvation

  • Salvation is a free gift to us from God
  • We cannot earn salvation by doing good works or deeds
  • Salvation comes only by trusting in Jesus’ sacrificial death as payment for your sins.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

  1. About Eternal Security

  • Because salvation is the work of Christ, the true believer/follower is secure in that salvation for eternity.
  • A person’s salvation is kept by the grace and power of God, not by self-effort.

John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; Hebrews 10:10; 1 Peter 3-5

  1. About Eternity

  • People were created as eternal beings
  • We will exist eternally with God or separated from God
  • Eternal separation from God is a literal place called hell
  • Eternal presence with God is a literal place called heaven

John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8; Matthew 2:44, 46

Bethany Baptist Church holds to, supports, and agrees with the Baptist Faith & Message adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention 2000 edition.

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