Burnett Avenue Missionary Baptist Church Beliefs
We believe that sanctification is a process whereby in compliance with His will God allows us to share in His holiness. By the power and presence of the Holy Spirit this work takes place in the hearts of believers. Scriptural References: 1-Thess. 4:3; 1-Thess. 5:23; Phil 2:12-13.
Perseverance of the Saints
We believe that through faith in Jesus Christ we are once saved, and always saved, and that God watches over the welfare of His chosen people. Scriptural References: John 10:28-29; Rom. 8:28.
Harmony of the Law and the Gospel
We believe that the eternal Law of God found in the Holy Bible is the rule for morality and that it is good, just, true and it is mankind’s duty to fulfill its precepts. The purpose of the Law and the Gospel is to deliver mankind from sin and restore a right relationship with the eternal God. Scriptural References: Rom. 7:12; Rom. 8:7-8; Rom. 8:2-4.
The New Testament Church
We believe that the New Testament Church as founded by Jesus Christ is an assembly of Converted, Baptized believers, bound together by a covenant of duties and responsibilities. Guided by the commandments of Christ, the Church utilizes its Spiritual Gifts and strives to increase in the knowledge of God’s Word. Pastors and Deacons are the Church’s only scriptural officers; their qualifications are outlined in Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus. Scriptural References: Acts 2:41-47; Eph. 4:7; 1-Cor. 14:12; 1-Tim. 3; Titus.
Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
We believe that Jesus Christ gave the Church two ordinances–Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is complete water immersion of the Believer in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as an emblem of our faith in the virgin birth, crucifixion, resurrection and the enthronement of Christ in Heaven at the right hand of God the Father. Baptism is a requirement for church membership and the Lord’s Supper, wherein church members make sacred use of bread and wine to celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Scriptural References: Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:41-41; Rom. 6:4; Rom. 8:24; Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 14:7-20; 1-Cor. 11:24-29.