BELIEFS

We are committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of convictions called the Baptist Faith and Message. It serves as a guide to understanding who they are. The topics provided here are merely a summary of our views as a whole. If you have any questions about Southern Baptists or our church, feel free to contact us.

THE SCRIPTURES

The Holy Bible was written by men, divinely inspired, and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.

GOD

There is one, and only one, living and true God. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

GOD THE FATHER

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history, according to the purpose of His grace. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

GOD THE SON

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

GOD THE SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the essence of God. He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

MAN

Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. By His free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ dies for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

SALVATION

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.

GRACE

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.

THE CHURCH

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith a fellowship of the Gospel and seeking to extend the Gospel to the ends of the earth. This church is an autonomous body. The New Testament also also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.

BAPTISM & COMMUNION

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in. crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

The Lord's Supper, also called communion, is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

THE LORD'S DAY

The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.

LAST THINGS

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteousness will be consigned to Hell. The righteous will receive their reward and will dwell forever with the Lord.

EVANGELISM & MISSIONS

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations, and to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.

EDUCATION

The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence. There should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

STEWARDSHIP

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are, we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole, a holy trusteeship in the Gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.

COOPERATION

Christ's people should organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over another or over the churches. Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.

SOCIAL ORDER

Every Christian is under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in his or her life and in human society. The Christian should oppose in the Spirit of Christ every form of greed, selfishness, and vice.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.

FAMILY

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. Marriage is the unity of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

PRAYER REQUESTS

We believe in the power of prayer and would love to come alongside you in prayer and support. If you have a prayer request, please fill out the form and put PRAYER REQUEST in the subject line. Thank you.

ABOUT US

Aydelotte Baptist Church envisions becoming the place where God mobilizes His people to be equipped and empowered to build his kingdom, extending the Gospel to North Rock Creek, Shawnee, and the world.

CONTACT

405-273-5509

 

10201 North Harrison Street
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804

 

aydelottebc@gmail.com

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