PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS ARTICLES OF FAITH

Primitive Baptists claim the scriptures as their sole rule of faith and practice, and therefore, are not bound to creeds of faith. However, most churches have summarized their interpretation of scriptures in various Articles of Faith.† The following articles are those adopted by our congregation.† They are similar to the statements of Primitive Baptists around the world. † †

1.†††† We believe in only one true and living God and the Trinity of persons in the Godhead Ė Father, Son, and Holy Ghost Ė and yet not three but one God.† (Deuteronomy 6:5;† Malachi 2:10; I Corinthians 8:6; John 5:7)
2.†††† We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the revealed word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice.† (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21)
3.†††† We believe in the fall of Adam and the consequent depravity of human nature, and that all men, by nature, are in a state of wrath, and utterly unable to recover themselves by their own free will and ability into the favor of God.† (Acts 17:26; Romans 5:12, 18-19)
4.†††† We believe that God, before the foundation of the world, chose a definite number of the human race in Christ Jesus to salvation, and that they in particular are saved.† (II Samuel 23:5; Psalms 89:27-36; Hebrews 13:20; Ephesians 1:4; John 6:37-41)
5.†††† We believe that all who are chosen in Christ shall be called, regenerated, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit; that they are justified in the sight of God by the righteousness of Christ imputed unto them; and that all will be preserved through grace and will never fall finally away.† (John 6:45; Romans 8:28-30; II Thessalonians 2:13; John 10:27-29; I Peter 1:3-5)
6.†††† We believe that faith is a gift of God.† Good works, the result of faith, justify us in the sight of men and angels and are evidences of our salvation.† (Ephesians 2:8,10; Galatians 5:22; Romans 5:1; Hebrews 11:6)
7.†††† We believe that baptism, the Lordís supper, and washing of the saintís feet are ordinances of Jesus Christ which are to be perpetually observed by the church.† True believers are the only proper subjects for baptism, and immersion is the only mode.† None but baptized believers may participate in the observation of the Lordís supper and washing of the saintís feet.† (Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:12,37,39; Romans 6:4; John 13:1-17; I Timothy 5:10; Luke 22:30; Matthew 26:20-29)
8.†††† We believe that no man has the right to administer the ordinances of the gospel, unless he is called of God, holds to these confessions, is regularly baptized, and has come under the imposition of the hands of a presbytery.† (Acts 13:2; Hebrews 5:4; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 4:1)
9.†††† We believe in the resurrection both of the just and the unjust, and that the happiness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be everlasting.† (I John 3:2; Romans 8:11; Philippians 3:21; Daniel 12:2; I Corinthians 15; John 5:28-29)

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