West Side Baptist Church

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

We have a three fold mission statement:

First, we are to press toward the goal of evangelizing the world starting with our city and reaching the world through the support of missions and individual missionaries.

Second, our mission is toward the members of this church who are to follow Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, learn the Word of God through church attendance and Bible Study and to strive for the will of God in their lives.

Third, our mission is to encourage and edify believers in the faith and assist our brethren in the daily ministry of the church, whether physically or spiritually.

By following this mission we will be obedient to the Great Commission set forth by our Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20   

WHAT WE BELIEVE

1. We believe the whole Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, as the verbally inspired and infallible Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 1:21)

2. We believe Jesus Christ was born of Mary, the Virgin, and is the Son of God.

3. We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, that he arose from the grave the third day according to the Scriptures. (1 Cor. 15:1-4 and 1 Peter 3:18)

4. We believe that He, only, is the Great High Priest, and we need not the intercession of any man, but that Christ ever liveth to make intercession for us.

5. We believe that at Christ's coming in the air, the bodies of the dead in Christ shall be raised incorruptible and be re-united with soul and spirit; the bodies of Christians who are alive shall be changed and glorified, and without dying, shall be caught up to be with the Lord (I Thessalonians 4:13-17; I Corinthians 15:51-53). The saved will then appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ to be rewarded for their deeds (II Corinthians 5:10; I Corinthians 3:11-15).After these things, Jesus Christ will come again in Person, bodily, visibly, with His saints to establish His Kingdom on the earth for one thousand years to rule the world in righteousness. When the thousand years is completed, the unsaved dead will be resurrected to appear before the Great White Throne of Judgment (Matthew 24:30-31; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:5-6,11,15), for their rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord.

6. We believe that in order to be saved, the soul must be born again - "Ye must be born again." (John 3:3)

7. We believe that every truly born again soul should declare his faith by the act of Baptism (immersion in water) setting forth the Lord's death, burial and resurrection.

8. We believe that Christ keeps those who are truly born again (II Timothy 1:12; John 10:28).

9. We believe that all Christians are called unto a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices, and to a life of usefulness for Christ (II Corinthians 6:17; II Peter 1:2-9)

10. We believe that the Church is a body of baptized believers whose only mission is, not to "reform the world", but to preach and teach the Gospel of Salvation to the individual soul.

Last Updated on Friday, 04 March 2011 15:43  

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