XENIA BAPTIST CHURCH
STATEMENT OF FAITH
I. We believe the Bible to be the verbally inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. The Bible is our final rule in all matters of faith and practice. We believe the Bible has been supernaturally preserved in the traditional Hebrew and Greek (Textus Receptus) manuscripts and therefore has been preserved for the English-speaking people in the Authorized King James Version. We use only the King James Version, and exclusively endorse other faithful translations of the Textus Receptus as being the Word of God.
II. We believe that there is one God, the source, support and end of all things, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
III. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the Father's right hand, and in His personal, premillennial return for His saints, and with His saints at the Revelation.
IV. We believe that man is totally depraved, a sinner both by nature and practice, therefore estranged from God, totally lost and in need of the convicting and regenerating ministry of the Holy Spirit.
V. We believe in the personality of Satan; in his power and kingdom, in his wiles and in his judgment at the cross and his eternal destruction in hell.
VI. We believe in the deity and present ministry of the Holy Sprit, that He convicts the sinner, regenerates the one who believes, indwells, seals, instructs, reproves and guides the believer; that He fills and controls every life that is totally yielded to Him.
VII. We believe that salvation is a free gift of God offered to man by His grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Plus nothing.
VIII. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved unto "LIFE" and the unsaved unto "judgment" and everlasting damnation. We believe in a literal hell with fire and brimstone.
IX. We believe in spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, not in the organized unity sought by the 'ecumenical movement'.
X. We believe in the local church, which is a body of baptized believers who come together in obedience of Christ to carry out the dictates of the New Testament.
XI. We believe and practice both ecclesiastical and personal separation on the basis of the Word of God.
THIS BOOK is the inspired, infallible Word of God. The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of Salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, its prophecies are accurate, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains Light to direct you, Food to support you, and Comfort to cheer you. It is the Traveler's Map, the Pilgrim's Staff, the Pilot's Compass, the Soldier's Sword, and the Christian's Charter. Here Paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. CHRIST IS ITS GRAND SUBJECT, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is a Mine of Wealth, a Paradise of Glory, and a River of Pleasure. It is given you in life, will opened at the Judgment, and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with its sacred contents. Psalm 119:89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. (KJV)