Our Beliefs About Spiritual Matters
Though non-traditional in style, Trinity Baptist Church is deeply committed to the eternal truths of the Christian faith as revealed in the Scripture.
If you have any questions about our beliefs, call one of our pastors and they will be glad to take the time to talk with you
We worship, follow, and believe in the eternal, unchanging, holy and loving God. He is the Creator and Ruler of all things. God is One, yet He reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God loves every person and has a plan for their life.
Genesis 1:1, 26; Deuteronomy 6:4; I Chronicles 29:11, 12; Psalm 6:4; I Peter 1:2
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was miraculously conceived and was born of a virgin. Jesus was fully God and fully man. Because of His sinless life, Jesus became the sacrifice for our sins. After He died on the cross, He was buried and three days later He was raised from the dead. Jesus is the only way by which a person can know God personally. We eagerly await His triumphant return.
Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:1-23; Acts 1:9-11; 2:22-24; I Corinthians 15; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 5:9-14
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ. He convicts us of our sin and our need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He comforts, teaches, and empowers believers to live in righteousness. He equips every believer with spiritual gifts for service and ministry in the Body of Christ.
Matthew 1:18; John 14:16-17; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 3:16; I Peter 4:10
Man is made in the image of God. Man is a soul which will live forever. Man is separated from God by sin. Unless a person has a personal relationship with God, they have no hope of Heaven.
Genesis 1:26-30; Romans 1:19-32; Ephesians 2:1-22
Every person is separated from God and needs His forgiveness. God offers salvation to persons who express a complete faith in Jesus Christ. A person cannot do enough good things to receive God's forgiveness. A person receives God's gift of salvation when they turn from their sin and when they place their hope and faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
Exodus 6:2-8; Matthew 16:21-26; John 3:15-16; 17:3; Romans 5:1; 6:23;
The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God. The truths of the Bible are absolute standards for all people throughout the ages. The Bible is the final authority for all matters of the Church and the Christian life. The Bible contains the answers to all of life's questions.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalm 12:6; 19:7-10; 119:105, 460; John 1:2; Hebrews 4:12;
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21
Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. All believers make up the Church which is also called the body of Christ. The purpose of the Church is to carry out God's mission in the world. God's Church and Mission are best lived out through local, autonomous churches.
Matthew 16:15-19; Acts 2:41-42, 47; Romans 12:4-8; Ephesians 4:10-16;
I Corinthians 12; Revelation 2 & 3
Through baptism, we follow Christ's example and obey His command. Baptism by immersion, symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of the believer to new life in Christ. Baptism serves as a public testimony of one's faith after receiving Christ as Savior and Lord.
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22; John 3:23
The Lord's Supper
The Lord's Supper is an act of obedience and a testimony of personal faith. It symbolically memorializes the death of Jesus Christ. Self-examination and confession of sins should precede participation in the Lord's Supper. Every born again believer is invited to participate in the Lord's Supper. We observe the Lord's Supper six or more times a year.
Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 6:3-5; Colossians 2:12