Statement of Faith

We Believe:

  • In one God, eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • That Jesus Christ, the Son, is true God and the agent of creation of this universe. He gave up His position with the Father and took on the likeness of man through the conception of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin. He died in our place for our sins and physically rose again on the third day, ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of God the Father making Him the only mediator between God and man.
  • That the Holy Spirit’s ministry is to reveal Christ to men for the salvation and sanctification of their souls. He further teaches and provides gifts to the believers, equipping them to serve Jesus Christ.
  • That the Holy Bible is inspired of God and is of supreme and final authority in faith and life. Written under God’s inspiration, it is universal and without doctrinal error.
  • That man was created in the image of God. Having a free will, however, he chooses to go his own independent way, thereby sinning, and incurring spiritual death. Salvation is received only through personal faith in Jesus Christ.
  • That life is a gift of God which begins at conception with its ownership vested in its Creator.
  • That the New Testament Church is a group of believers committed to Jesus Christ. They come together for worship and fellowship. By the power and leading of the Holy Spirit they are committed to evangelism and discipleship. They are to encourage and educate each other in world mission and community concerns.
  • That baptism is a reenactment of Romans 6:4, “ being buried with Christ in baptism” in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Baptism is an external witness of the believer’s previous experience: death to sin, burial of the old life, and resurrection to newness of life.
  • That the Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of the Lord’s death and a promise of His return.
  • In the second coming of Christ; that His return from Heaven will be personal, visible, and glorious, the time being unrevealed but always imminent; that when He comes there will be a resurrection of the dead and the translation of the living, remove from the earth His waiting Church; then pour out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world, afterwards descend with His Church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all the nations for a thousand years. I Thessalonians 4:16-17, Revelation 20, John 14:3, Acts 1:11

Temple Baptist Church, Pastor Brian Rahn
(616) 527-1950