MOUNT CARMEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Church Theme: Striving to Become a FIVE Star Church
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22
What We Believe
We Believe in the Bible-2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the complete, divinely inspired, infallible Word of God. The Bible is the supreme authority and guide for our Christian faith and living.
We Believe in The Father-Colassians 1:16-17
The first person of the Godhead orders and directs all things according to His own purpose and pleasure. He authored, created and sustains all things in the universe without any means other than His own pure power. By His grace, He involves Himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.
We Believe in The Holy Spirit- 1 Corinthians 3:16 & John 16:13
The third person of the Godhead convicts men of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, instructs and sets apart believers unto a holy life. We encourage all believers to seek a life of obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We believe this step is essential for empowering believers for victorious living and ministry through the gifts given by the Holy Spirit.
We Believe in Salvation-John 14::6 & Ephesians 2: 8-9
Salvation is by grace, a gift from God apart from works. Salvation requires repentance; a turning from one’s own way to God’s way. All who receive Jesus Christ are born-again, regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and become the children of God. We will manifest true salvation by a changed life.
We Believe in Eternal Life-John 14:2-3 & Revelation 20:15
We believe Jesus is preparing a place for us and that He will literally come back again. We believe Heaven and Hell are real places. We believe those in Christ will live with Him forever and those who reject Christ as Savior will be separated from Him forever.
We Believe in the Family-Matthew 19: 5-6
We believe that the family is God’s foundational institution for human society (Matthew 19:5-6; Ephesians 5:22-6:4). Therefore, we encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man and one woman; we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family; and, we are committed to honoring the priority of family time through our ministries and activities.
We Believe in the Godhead-Colossians 2:2-3
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ-Acts 16:31 & Romans 10: 9-10
The Scriptures teach that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who manifested himself in human flesh and lived among mankind. The teachings of Jesus Christ are true and should be followed in our daily living. We believe that Jesus Christ paid our sin debt by dying on the cross and that he rose from the dead and is now in Heaven with God, our Father. It is from the Scriptures that we learn that Jesus will return and rapture the Church. It is because of our belief in Jesus Christ that we obey his teachings.
We Believe in the Nature of Man-Romans 3:23-24
Man was directly created in God's image and voluntarily fell into sin by personal disobedience to the will of God; consequently, all men are spiritually dead apart from Jesus Christ. The fall of man was a once-for-all historical fact. Its effect spread to all men, each of whom is born with a sinful nature and is in need of salvation.
We Believe in the Church-Ephesians 1:23 & Ephesians 4:16
The Church is the body of believers consisting of all born-again persons without respect to race, culture, or background. Directed by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Church is taking the good news of salvation to the whole world. Our Fellowship is inclusive rather than exclusive and stresses love for God and one another, the unity of all believers, and obedience to the Holy Spirit.
We Believe in Baptism and the Lord's Supper-Acts 2:41-47; 1Cor 11:23-32)
We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.