Good Samaritan Baptist Church Articles of Faith:

1. All Scripture is divinely inspired of God. (IITim. 3:16, II Peter 1:21)

2. One God eternally exists in three Persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. (Matt. 3:16, 17; ICor. 13:14; I John 5:7)

3. Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 18:25; John 1:1,14)

4. Man was created in the image of God; man sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and all human beings are born with a human, sinful nature. (Gen. 1:26; 2:16,17; Rom. 5:12)

5. Christ died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood. (John 3:16; Rom. 5: 1,8,9; Heb. 7:25; ITim. 2:5)

6. The crucified body of our Lord was resurrected from the dead; He ascended into heaven and is our Intercessor. (Matt. 28:6; ICor. 15:4; Acts 1: 9-11)

7. The personal, pre-millennial return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is imminent (John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Rev 4:1)

8. All who repent of their sins and receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and become the children of God. (John 1:12; 3:3-5; Acts 20:21)

9. All believers are baptized by the Holy Spirit into this one true body and are set apart to a holy walk. (ICor. 1:30,31;12:13)

10. All true believers, having been born again into the family of God, are possessors of everlasting life, shall never perish, and are eternally secure in Him. (John 10:28,29;I Peter 2:23)

11. The bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost are certain. (John 5:28,29;I Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:11-15)

12. Immersion is the only Scriptural mode of baptism and is for believers only. (Acts 8:36-38; Rom. 6:3,4)

13. The Lord's Supper is a commemoration of His death until He comes and is to be celebrated periodically. (Luke 22:17-20; ICor. 11:23-26)

14. As children of the Lord, we should endeavor, by God's grace, to live a consistent Christian life and refrain from worldliness in general, to so conduct ourselves that we will not be stumbling blocks to anyone. (Rom. 12:1,2; Col 3:1-17)

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