Salvation

We believe salvation is solely a result of one's faith in Jesus Christ and that faith is accompanied by repentance.  Salvation has been made possible through the vicarious death and victorious resurrection of Jesus Christ who is the only Son of God. (Eph. 2:8-9; I Cor. 15)  

 

Scriptures

We believe the Holy Bible is God's inspired, inerant, infallable word for all matters of faith and practice from Genesis to the Revelation.  We believe the King James Version has been divinely preserved for our generation.  The KJV was translated directly from the original manuscripts, and it's not a product of man's interpretation.  The Bible Version issue is important due to the increased publication of bible versions which results in confusion and compromise.  (II Tim. 3:16; 1 Cor. 2:13; II Pe. 1:21)

 

Seperation

We believe that any saved individual should strive to live a holy and seperated life.  We believe a Christian should dress right, talk right and act right according to God's pattern laid out plainly throughout the Scriputres.  We are not legalists nor are we anyone's judge.  Legalism is the idea of keeping to the Law in order to be saved, and we must all stand before God in Judgement.  We simply believe in endeavoring, by the aide of the Holy Ghost, to follow Christ's example in word and deed.  (II Cor. 6:17; I Pe. 1:16)

 

Soul Winning

We believe the lifeblood of the church is soul winning.  For Christ came not but to seek and to save that which was lost according to Luke.  We believe Heaven is the eternal destination for those who believe and Hell is the eternal destitnation for those who reject Jesus.  We believe it is essential to the cause of Christ that we strive to spread the Gospel of the Lord Jesus so that "whosoever will" can trust him as Savior and not be doomed to eternal damnation.  (Luke 19:10; Luke 16:19-31; Rom. 10:13-15)

 

Second Coming

We believe in the visible, bodily return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  We believe his return will begin with the rapture of the Church followed by a tribulation period here on earth.  Christ will return to earth with the glorified saints to establish his eternal kingdom after the judgements of God should be poured out.  (I Thes. 4:13-18; Acts 1:9-11)

 

Spirit Filled Life

We believe that not only is a believer filled with the Holy Spirit upon conversion, but the believer is commanded to be filled with and walk in the Holy Spirit of God.  Salvation is the beginning of the Christian's life, but God has also designed it so that each individual comes to the fullness of his Spirit.  (Gal. 5:16,25; Eph 5:18)

 

Service

We believe that God has supernaturally given to everyone that comes to Him by faith an opportunity to serve.  Every believer has been given a spiritual gift to be utilized for the futherence of the Gospel and edifying of the Saints.  (Luke 19:13; 1 Cor. 12; Eph 4:11-13)

 

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Mt. Verd Baptist Church                                         

252 County Road 249

P. O. Box 549

Athens, TN  37371-0549

phone:  (423) 507-1286