Our Faith

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The Bible
We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are God’s inspired revelation to man. They are the very word of God, without error, completely authoritative, essential, sufficient, and trustworthy, and constitute the only infallible rule for truth and life. It is our constant privilege to read, study, teach, obey, and model God’s word in order to be truthful and loving ambassadors for Christ to our world.

Psalm 19:7-14; 2 Timothy 3:15, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 3:14-16; Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; John 17:17; Hebrews 4:12; John 19:36, 37; Romans 9:17, 10:1, 11:2
The Trinity
We believe there is only one God, eternally existing in three equally divine Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Our God is an intelligent, spiritual, and knowable personal being. He is infinite and unchanging in all his attributes. He is supremely powerful and knows all things exhaustively in one eternal moment, including the free future decisions of all humanity.

Genesis 1:1; 1 Kings 18:39; Psalm 100:3; 115:1-3; Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 5:3, 4; John 1:1, 14, 18; 8:58, 59; 10:31-33; Isaiah 46:8-11; Ephesians 1:9-11; Daniel 4:34, 35; Romans 11:33-36
God the Father
We believe God the Father is the creator and sustainer of all things. He is infinitely good, perfectly holy, and boundless in his love. He is a loving Father, always available to those who, through faith in Christ, call upon him in truth. Having brought all creation into existence through his word, he is sovereign over all things so that, ultimately, his purpose will be fulfilled and his glory fully displayed.

Psalm 145:8, 9; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Genesis 1:1; Ephesians 1:4-6; 3:9; 4:6; Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:33-36; 8:14, 15; 2 Corinthians 6:18, Ephesians 1:11; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Habakkuk 1:12; Psalm 50:14, 15; Matthew 11:28-30; John 6:38, 42; 8:38-47; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 3:1-3; John 1:11-13; Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 12:5-9
God the Son
We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son through whom all things were created and now are held together. He is fully human and fully divine. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He took on all human attributes yet lived a sinless life. He gave over the independent use of his divine attributes to the Father but retained his divine essence. He died on the cross as a vicarious substitute for all believers, rose from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of God where he intercedes for his people. He now dwells in all Christ-followers as their Lord and Savior. He will return one day in power and glory to judge the world and consummate his redemptive mission.

John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:1, 2; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 2:9; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23-25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14, 18; Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:29; Hebrews 7:25, 26; 9:24; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Colossians 1:27; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Peter 3:11-13; Revelation 20:1-6; Isaiah 9:6, 7
God the Holy Spirit
We believe that God the Spirit was sent by the Father and the Son to glorify Jesus Christ. He convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment. By his powerful and mysterious work, he regenerates spiritually dead sinners through the Gospel, awakening them to repentance and faith. In him, they are baptized into union with Christ and his body, the Church. By the Spirit’s power, believers are illuminated, sanctified, comforted, and adopted into God’s family and gifted for service. God the Spirit indwells and fills each Christ-follower for godly living and is the seal of their promised inheritance.

John 14:16, 17, 26; 16:7, 8, 13-15; Romans 8:9, 11, 14; 1 Corinthians 2:13, 14; Ephesians 4:30; Galatians 4:6; 1 Peter 4:10, 11; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; Romans 15:16
We believe mankind is the special creation of God, intentionally designed as male and female to bear his image as the crowning work of his creation. Adam and Eve were created without sin to worship God in obedience, care for his creation, and populate the world with worshippers. Through Adam’s sinful act, they failed and brought death into the world. All human beings inherit a sin nature from Adam and are alienated from God due to sin’s pervasive corruption. Though God's eternal attributes and divine power are clearly seen in creation, sinful humanity suppresses that truth in their unrighteousness. They are spiritually blind and both unwilling and unable to see the light of the Gospel apart from the regenerating power of God. As those who bear his image, all humanity stands in relationship to him, either in belief, obedience, and humble worship, resulting in eternal life, or in unbelief, rejection, and rebellion, resulting in eternal punishment.

Genesis 1:26-28; 5:1; James 3:8,9; Genesis 2:15, 16; 3:17-19; Romans 1:18-20; 3:23; 5:12-14; 8:8; Ephesians 2:1-3; 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4; John 3:16; Matthew 25:44-46; Revelation 20:12-14; 2 Peter 3:11-13

Every person is sinful

"All have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)

 Many people believe that heaven, or any reward after death, is dependent on their own good works. The mistake in this logic is that we compare our works to the works of other people to decide if we are “good” or not. The truth is that no person is truly “good.” We may be good compared to others, but the true standard for goodness is set by God. And God tells us that “there is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10) We are all guilty of some sort of sin whether it be pride, deceit, or something more serious. Whether big or small, it is all sin in God’s eyes.

God tells us that “whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” (James 2:10) If a person appears in a court room and is found guilty of a crime, he cannot point to his good works to have his guilt removed. Even if he has lived a responsible, generous, charitable life he must still pay the penalty for breaking the law. This is the state of man. Although we may be good compared to others, we are all guilty of breaking God’s law. 


The penalty for sin is death

"For the wages of sin is death…" (Romans 6:23) 

Just as every crime has a punishment, sin has a penalty. The Bible tells us that when we die, there are only two destinations: Heaven or Hell. Because of God’s perfect and holy nature, He cannot allow anything that is sinful to enter Heaven. (1 Corinthians 6:9) Therefore, because man is sinful, he must go to Hell.

God does not want anyone to suffer sin’s penalty

“The Lord is…not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

God created mankind in His image. (Genesis 1:26) He loves us and desires to know us. Unfortunately, our sin separates us from God. We cannot have peace with God because of our sin, and we cannot enter Heaven either. This is not God’s desire. Even though we are sinful and have a penalty that must be paid, God designed a way for us to have our sin and our guilt removed and be restored to our original purpose in Creation. 


God sent Jesus to be our substitution and pay sin’s debt

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

Because all sinful men bear sin’s debt, only someone who is sinless and perfect could take the place and receive the punishment on behalf of another. This perfect man was Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He was born into this world for one purpose: to be the sacrifice in place of sinful men.

Jesus lived a perfect life, suffered, died, and rose from the dead to give us victory over both sin and death. He did this all because there is a God who truly loves each and every one of us. Even when He was betrayed, falsely accused, tortured, and nailed to a cross Jesus uttered the words, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)


All we need to do is accept God’s gift of salvation

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

Being a Christian is not about going to church every week. It’s not about dressing nice or doing good things. It’s about making a decision in your own heart to turn away from your sins and begin living for Christ. The word for this action is repentance. You don’t have to live another day of your life with uncertainty. You don’t have to live with the guilt of your shortcomings and failures. Allow Christ to give you the forgiveness that your soul is craving and start a new life with Him. 

When we speak to God, we call that prayer. There is no specific prayer that needs to be spoken in order to receive salvation, but if you would like to make the decision right now to accept God’s gift of forgiveness, you can pray something like this:

God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that my sin separates us, and that you cannot allow any sinful person to enter your Heaven. But I also know that you love me. I believe that you sent your Son, Jesus, to die for me and pay sin’s debt on my behalf. God, I repent of my sins. I ask you to come into my life and forgive me. Help me to start living a life that pleases you and shows others how great you are. Amen.


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If you have any questions regarding the bible, Christian faith, or how you can be saved, please reach out to us or Mountain Highway Baptist Church.

God Bless!