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Doctrinal Statement

The following is a statement of what Woodlawn Baptist Church believes. This is what the world's most respected Bible scholars understand to be God's desire for His children to know and understand about Him. It does not water down the Word, it makes no compromises.  It is not the easy path, it is not politically correct, it is not tolerant of that which God despises. It is simply a deliberate attempt to follow the clearest possible, common-sense interpretation of God's Word, the Holy Bible. 1. We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the  Scriptures. By this is meant a miraculous guidance of the Holy Spirit in their original writing, extending to all parts of the Scriptures  equally, applying even to the choice of words, so that the result is  the very Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.  Moreover, it is our conviction that God has exercised such singular care and providence through the ages in preserving the written  Word, that the Scriptures as we now have them are in every  essential particular as originally given and contain all things  necessary to salvation. 2. We believe in one God revealed as eternally existing in three equal persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We believe in the  deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Spirit as a  divine Person, a personality distinct from the Father and the Son. 3. We believe that God created an innumerable host of angels, some of whom followed the lead of Lucifer, now called Satan, in rebelling against God, thereby bringing sin into the universe. We believe in  Satan's complete defeat by the Lord Jesus Christ through His  precious shed blood on the cross and His glorious resurrection from the grave. 4. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he  sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that  spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human  beings are born with a sinful nature and, in the case of those who  reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word and  deed. And with such a nature, they are incapable of producing  anything acceptable to God. 5. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit, and  born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. We believe  that He died for the sins of men as representative and  substitutionary sacrifice and that His death was a sufficient  expiation for the guilt of all men. We believe in the resurrection of  the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven and in  His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. We believe that Jesus is coming again to gather His faithful followers into the  place He has prepared for them. 6. We believe that men are justified by grace through faith, on the  ground of the shed blood of Christ, and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit. 7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust,  the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting  punishment of the lost. 8. We believe that it is the supreme responsibility of believers to  testify to the saving power of Christ's gospel, both personally and by supporting missions, at home and to the uttermost part of the  earth. 9. We believe that it is the duty of each believer to live a holy life  unto God, keeping himself unspotted from the world, and that it is  God's intention that this shall be accomplished in the believer's life by his constant dependence on the divine enablement of the  indwelling Holy Spirit. We believe that this experience of deliverance from sin and empowerment for service is designated in the  Scriptures as the filling with the Spirit rather than His baptism. Thus the baptism with the Spirit is not an experience to be sought  subsequent to regeneration, but is already an accomplished fact  once born again. 10. We believe that God in the Scriptures has progressively revealed Himself through successive ages, during each of which man has  been tested in respect of obedience to specific revelation of the will of God; and we believe further that this dispensational viewpoint  provides the key to the correct interpretation of the plan and  purpose of God in the world, past, present and future, as it relates to the Church, to Israel and to the nations. We believe in the actual  offering of a kingdom to the Jews by Christ at His first coming, and  His postponement thereof as a result of the rejection by the nation of Israel. We believe that Israel, as well as the Church and nations, is included in the future aspect of God's program. 11. We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ: (A) Had its historical beginning at Pentecost; is composed solely of  believers; is the Body and Bride of our Lord; is distinct from Israel;  and that it will be completed as the Gospel is made known to the  entire world. (B) The primary usage of the term "church" refers to a local assembly of believers, congregating and structured to carry out the Great  Commision of evangelism, baptism, and discipleship of converts.  The local church is led by a Pastor, elected by its members.  Requirements for membership in the local church are professed  faith in Jesus Christ alone as Saviour, believers baptism by emersion, and a life in pursuit of the directives laid down in the New  Testament.   12. We believe that at any moment the Rapture of the saved may  occur, when "the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven" to catch up His people to meet Him "in the air" and deliver them from the  period of judgment on earth designated in Scripture as the 70th  Week of Daniel. 13. We believe in the personal, bodily and pre-millenial return of our Lord Jesus Christ after the 70th week of Daniel. He will then setup  His kingdom upon the earth for His thousand year reign, after which He will deliver the kingdom to the Father, that the Godhead may be all in all.
© Bus Kids 2014

Doctrinal

Statement

The following is a statement of what Woodlawn Baptist Church believes. This is what the world's most respected Bible scholars understand to be God's desire for His children to know and understand about Him. It does not water down the Word, it makes no compromises.  It is not the easy path, it is not politically correct, it is not tolerant of that which God despises. It is simply a deliberate attempt to follow the clearest possible, common-sense interpretation of God's Word, the Holy Bible. 1. We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the  Scriptures. By this is meant a miraculous guidance of the Holy  Spirit in their original writing, extending to all parts of the  Scriptures equally, applying even to the choice of words, so that the result is the very Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Moreover, it is our conviction that God has  exercised such singular care and providence through the ages in preserving the written Word, that the Scriptures as we now have them are in every essential particular as originally given and  contain all things necessary to salvation. 2. We believe in one God revealed as eternally existing in three equal persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We  believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe in the  Holy Spirit as a divine Person, a personality distinct from the  Father and the Son. 3. We believe that God created an innumerable host of angels,  some of whom followed the lead of Lucifer, now called Satan, in rebelling against God, thereby bringing sin into the universe. We believe in Satan's complete defeat by the Lord Jesus Christ  through His precious shed blood on the cross and His glorious  resurrection from the grave. 4. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also  that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all  human beings are born with a sinful nature and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in  thought, word and deed. And with such a nature, they are  incapable of producing anything acceptable to God. 5. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit,  and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. We believe that He died for the sins of men as representative and  substitutionary sacrifice and that His death was a sufficient  expiation for the guilt of all men. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven  and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate. We believe that Jesus is coming again to gather His faithful  followers into the place He has prepared for them. 6. We believe that men are justified by grace through faith, on  the ground of the shed blood of Christ, and that all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit. 7. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the  unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the  everlasting punishment of the lost. 8. We believe that it is the supreme responsibility of believers to testify to the saving power of Christ's gospel, both personally  and by supporting missions, at home and to the uttermost part of the earth. 9. We believe that it is the duty of each believer to live a holy life unto God, keeping himself unspotted from the world, and that it is God's intention that this shall be accomplished in the  believer's life by his constant dependence on the divine  enablement of the indwelling Holy Spirit. We believe that this  experience of deliverance from sin and empowerment for  service is designated in the Scriptures as the filling with the  Spirit rather than His baptism. Thus the baptism with the Spirit is not an experience to be sought subsequent to regeneration,  but is already an accomplished fact once born again. 10. We believe that God in the Scriptures has progressively  revealed Himself through successive ages, during each of which man has been tested in respect of obedience to specific  revelation of the will of God; and we believe further that this  dispensational viewpoint provides the key to the correct  interpretation of the plan and purpose of God in the world, past, present and future, as it relates to the Church, to Israel and to  the nations. We believe in the actual offering of a kingdom to  the Jews by Christ at His first coming, and His postponement  thereof as a result of the rejection by the nation of Israel. We  believe that Israel, as well as the Church and nations, is included in the future aspect of God's program. 11. We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ: (A) Had its historical beginning at Pentecost; is composed solely of believers; is the Body and Bride of our Lord; is distinct from  Israel; and that it will be completed as the Gospel is made  known to the entire world. (B) The primary usage of the term "church" refers to a local  assembly of believers, congregating and structured to carry out the Great Commision of evangelism, baptism, and discipleship  of converts. The local church is led by a Pastor, elected by its  members. Requirements for membership in the local church are professed faith in Jesus Christ alone as Saviour, believers  baptism by emersion, and a life in pursuit of the directives laid down in the New Testament.   12. We believe that at any moment the Rapture of the saved  may occur, when "the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven" to catch up His people to meet Him "in the air" and deliver them from the period of judgment on earth designated in Scripture as the 70th Week of Daniel. 13. We believe in the personal, bodily and pre-millenial return of our Lord Jesus Christ after the 70th week of Daniel. He will then setup His kingdom upon the earth for His thousand year reign, after which He will deliver the kingdom to the Father, that the  Godhead may be all in all.
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