These are the Articles of Faith of Bible Baptist Church. We suggest reading the scripture references at the end of each section for further information.

 

THE SCRIPTURES 
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried.

1. By "The Holy Bible" we mean the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which, as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.

2. By "inspiration" we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired.

II Timothy 3:16-17

II Peter 1:19-21

Acts 1:16

 

THE TRUE GOD 
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

Exodus 20:2-3

Genesis 17:1

I Corinthians 8:6


 

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THE HOLY SPIRIT 
That the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that he was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the Evil one until God's purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness; that he bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer.

John 14:16-17

Matthew 28:19

Hebrews 9:14


 

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THE DEVIL OR SATAN 
We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors, but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man's great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the Saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy, the lord of the anti-Christ, and the author of all the powers of darkness --- destined however to final defeat at the hands of God's own Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in the Lake of Fire, a place prepared for him and his angels.

Isaiah 14:12-15

Ezekiel 28:14-17

Revelation 12:9


 

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CREATION 
We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God's own image and after his own likeness: that man's creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time form lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly and God's established law was that they should bring forth only "after their kind."

Genesis 1:1

Exodus 20:11

Acts 4:24


 

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THE FALL OF MAN 
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Master, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which, all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but of choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.

Genesis 3:1-6, 24

Romans 5:12

Romans 5:19


 

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THE VIRGIN BIRTH 
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of woman, and that He is both the Son of God and God, the Son.

Genesis 3:15

Isaiah 7:14

Matthew 1:18-25


 

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THE ATONEMENT FOR SIN 
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner's place, the just dying for the unjust, Christ, The Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree: that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection. He is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient Saviour.

Ephesians 2:8

Acts 15:11

Romans 3:24


 

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GRACE IN THE NEW CREATION 
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, not by character, nor by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.

John 3:3

II Corinthians 5:17

Luke 5:27


 

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THE FREENESS OF SALVATION 
We believe in God's electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.

I Thessalonians 1:4

Colossians 3:12

I Peter 1:2


 

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JUSTIFICATION 
We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer's blood; His righteousness is imputed unto us.

Acts 13:39

Isaiah 53:11

Zechariah 13:1


 

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REPENTENCE AND FAITH 
We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Saviour.

Acts 20:21

Mark 1:15

Acts 2:37-38


 

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THE CHURCH 
We believe that Christ's church is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; exercising the gifts; rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers of ordination are pastors (Elders, Bishops) and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures; we believe the true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission; First, to make individual disciples; Second, to add them unto the church through scriptural baptism; Third, to teach and instruct as He has commanded. We do not believe in the reversal of this order; we hold that the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of any hierarch of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; and that it is scriptural for true churches to co-operate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its co-operation; in all matters of membership, of polity, of government, of discipline, of benevolence; the will of the local church is final.

Acts 2:41

Acts 2:42

I Corinthians 11:2


 

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BAPTISM AND THE LORD'S SUPPER 
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer; in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, with the authority of the local church, to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified; buried and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is pre-requisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the memorial supper; in which the members of the church by the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine are commemorated together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.

Acts 8:36-39

Matthew 3:6

John 3:23


 

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THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE SAINTS 
We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.

John 8:31-32

Colossians 1:21-23

I John 2:19


 

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THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED 
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.

Malachi 3:18

Genesis 18:23

Romans 6:17-18


 

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CIVIL GOVERNMENT 
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the Kings of the earth.

Romans 13:7

II Samuel 23:3

Exodus 18:21-22


 

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THE RESSURECTION, RETURN OF CHRIST, AND RELATED EVENTS 
We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value, Of the Resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily "The Third Day according to the Scriptures"; that He ascended "To the Right hand of the throne of God"; that He alone is our "merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God"; that this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven" -- bodily, personally, and visibly; that the "dead in Christ shall rise first"; that the living saints "shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump"; "That the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David"; and that "Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all his enemies under His feet."

Matthew 28:6-7

Luke 24:39

John 20:27


 

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MISSIONS 
The command to give the gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable. This Commission was given to the church to win souls and to further the gospel of Jesus Christ.

          

Matthew 28:18-20

Mark 16:15

Acts 1:8


 

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GRACE OF GIVING 
Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the Faith.

II Corinthians 8:7  

We are commended to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week.

I Corinthians 16:2

Under grace we give the tithe -- "Abraham GAVE a tenth of the spoils"

       Hebrews 7:2,4

We are commanded to bring the tithe into the common treasury of the church.

Leviticus 27:30

Malachi 3:10

Acts 4:34-37


 

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Upcoming Events

  • September 21

    H.O.P.E.
    6:30 PM

    Are you tired of fighting those struggles in your life? We invite you to come to H.O.P.E. and give them to Christ. Are you one that just wants to grow in Christ? Come learn more with H.O.P.E. This is a Bible based program used to enhance your life in Christ.

  • September 24

    Sunday School
    10:00 AM

    Sunday School is a time where we can grow as Christians. We have classes for all ages and invite you to come to Sunday School at 10:00 AM.

    Morning Worship
    10:50 AM

    It is truly an honor to be able to praise our Lord in our worship service. As the first worship service of the week, we meet together and sing praises to the Lord, and have a message from our pastor, Rev. Terry Chick. We would like for you to join us as we worship together at 10:50 AM.

    Evangelistic Service
    6:00 PM

    Just like Sunday morning, Sunday evening is a worship service also. We would like to invite you to learn with us through our special study by our pastor, Rev. Terry Chick, starting at 6:00 PM.

  • September 26

    Church Visitation
    7:00 PM

    Although visitation goes on throughout the week, we meet together as a church at 7:00 PM to reach the city of Enid for the cause of Christ.

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