About Us and What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21
We believe that God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit - three Persons, yet one God. Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 26:19; I Corinthians 8:6; I John 5:7
We believe that Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, who became a sinless man in order to redeem us. He was born of a virgin, and is true God and true man. Luke 1:30-35; John 1:1-15; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 1:15
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the Trinity. He is equal in essence to both God the Father and God the Son. The Holy Spirit is a person, He has intellect, emotion, and will. John 16:13, Acts 2:4, 5:9, 8:29
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God. Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race, with an inherited sinful nature. Genesis 1:26-27; 2:16, 3:16-19; Romans 3:10-23; 6:23
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible format of repentance toward God (turning away from all other means of salvation and toward Christ and His blood atonement) and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. John 6:37-40; Romans 8:1; I Corinthians 1:4-8
Eternal Security and Assurance of the Believer
We believe, based on the Bible, that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. John 6:37-40; Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-5; I Peter 1:4-5
The local baptist church is a group of believers baptized by immersion, banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission; preaching the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15; I Corinthians 12:12; 15:58; Ephesians 1:22-23
Our Baptist church is based on the belief that our communities' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, we offer a variety of ministries to every age and family situation. We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the area.
John D Pettit
Relevant Messages from an experienced Pastor, Adult Bible Studies, Children's Sunday School,Teen & Youth Ministry, Choir & Special Music, Children's Church,Youth Conferences & Camps, Couples Retreats, Bus and Van transportation available for services through out the Riverside area. Nursery, Discipleship Program, Addiction Program, Counseling available.