Our Beliefs

Uptown Baptist Church holds to the Scriptures as its sole authority in matters of faith and practice. We hold these to be the essentials of our faith and practice:

  • We have accepted Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior (John 1:12).
  • We believe that the Bible, though written by man, was inspired by God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21) and thus is God’s perfect revelation (2 Sam. 22:31; Ps. 12:6) of the truth that underlies our faith (Acts 17:11: Mark 12:24).
  • We believe in one God, master and creator of the universe (I Cor. 8:5-6), who reveals Himself as three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; John 14:26, Eph. 3:14-17).
  • We believe that Jesus was fully human and fully divine (Phil. 2:6-8; Col. 1:15, 2:9) and lived a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15), perfectly revealing God (John 1:14; Heb. 1:3).
  • We believe that all men and women are separated from God by their sin (Rom. 3:10, 23) but can be reconciled to God through Jesus' death on the cross, the perfect and only acceptable sacrifice for people's sins (1 Peter 3:18; Heb. 10:14; 1 Tim. 2:5-6).
  • We believe that people must put their trust in Jesus Christ alone (Eph. 2:8-9; John 14:6; John 3:16) as their personal Lord and Savior in order to receive eternal life, which includes an eternal home in Heaven (John 14:1-6; Rev. 7:9, 21:1-5); those who die in their sin without Christ face an eternity of punishment in hell (Matt. 23:15, 33; Rev. 20:15).
  • We believe in the Holy Spirit of God that indwells believers upon conversion (Rom. 8:9, 15-16; John 14:16-17) to gift, guide, and empower us for obedience and service.

These core beliefs are consistent with those expressed in The Baptist Faith and Message (http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp).

 
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