Westside Baptist Church

Martinez, GA

Statement of Faith

These are the core doctrinal beliefs of the church

The Bible - We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, supernaturally inspired, so that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal plenary inspiration, so that it is a divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life.
The Trinity - We believe the Godhead exists eternally in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - and that these three are one God.
Creation - We believe God is the absolute and sole creator of the universe and that creation was by divine fiat in six literal days, not through evolutionary process.
Salvation - We believe God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners.
Jesus Christ - We believe Jesus Christ in the flesh was both God and man; that he was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life; in which He taught and wrought mighty works, wonders, and signs exactly as revealed in the four Gospels; that He was crucified; died as a penalty for our sins and was raised from the dead bodily on the third day. Later He ascended to the Father's right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers, and from whence He is coming again personally, bodily, visibly to this earth to set up His millennial kingdom.
Complete Atonement - We believe since, by His death and shed blood, the Lord Jesus Christ made a perfect atonement for sin, redeeming us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us - men are saved and justified on the simple and single ground of His shed blood.
By Grace Are You Saved - We believe such salvation with its forgiveness of sins, its impartation of a new nature, and its hope of eternal life is entirely apart from good works, baptism, church membership - or man's effort - and is of pure grace.
Eternal Security - We believe a true believer is eternally secure, that he cannot lose his salvation, but that sin may interrupt the joy of his fellowship with God and bring the loving discipline of his Heavenly Father.
A Christian's Death - We believe all who receive Christ become joint-heirs with Christ; at death, their spirits depart to be with Christ in conscious blessedness; and at the rapture their bodies will be raised to the likeness of His glorified body and dwell forever in His divine presence.
Sanctification - We believe it is the goal of every Christian to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God and the indwelling Spirit.
Holy Spirit - We believe the Holy Spirit is a person, is God and possesses all the divine attributes. He indwells all believers at the moment of their salvation, and fills them in response to confession of sin and yieldedness.