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Official Synopsis of Doctorines 

While we believe in the basic cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith such as:

- Inerrancy of Scripture

- The Virgin Birth

- The blood atonement

- The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ

- The bodily, visible second coming of Jesus Christ


We hold these truths to be distinctive of Baptists and churches of like faith and order:

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and the second part of the triune Godhead. Philippians 2:5-11
 

The new birth (salvation) redeems a soul from hell, initiates a personal relationship with God, and precedes the indwelling spirit and God's provisions for His children. John 3:3, 5 & 7

The Deity and Lordship of Jesus Christ

The Absolute Necessity of the New Birth

Regenerated Church Membership
A new birth experience is a prerequisite to church membership. Acts 2:47

Salvation by Faith Alone

Priesthood, Equality and Competency of All Believers

Every child of God has direct access to God through prayer and is directly responsible to God for his actions. Revelation 1:5-6; 2:8-9


The Eternal Security of All Believers
Once received, there is nothing that can rescind the gift of salvation. 1 Peter 1:5; Romans 8:28-39

The Bible: The Sole authority for Faith and Practice

Autonomy and Theocracy of the Local Church

Believer's Baptism by Immersion Only

Baptism is the first of two ordinances of the church and follows salvation. It is administered by a church of the Biblical doctrine with immersion as the only acceptable mode. Romans 6:4


Symbolism of the Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper is the second ordinance of the church. Its practice and elements symbolize the body and blood of Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 11:23-26


Separation of Church and State

The head of the church is Christ and the local church is independent of any outside control. Matthew 18:15-17; Acts 13:1-3; 15:1-35; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13; 2 Corinthians 8 & 9


Evangelism of the World is the Supreme Task of the Church
It is the responsibility of every Christian and church to spread the gospel of Christ. Matthew 28:19-20

The head of the church is Christ and the local church is independent of any outside control. Matthew 18:15-17; Acts 13:1-3; 15:1-35; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13; 2 Corinthians 8 & 9The Bible is the complete, inerrant, infallible word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 There is nothing an individual contributes to his salvation except to receive by faith the gift of salvation. Ephesians 2:8-9

If you have any questions related to our doctrinal beliefs, please call or email us and we will respond to you within 24-48 hours. May God richly bless you with His precious presence and all that He will bring to your life. 

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CURRENT MEETING TIME AND LOCATION:
Service Time: 10:30AM Sundays at Lytle Creek Community Center
380 S "K" Street Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92410