Articles Of Faith

ARTICLES OF FAITH OF THE MUD CREEK ASSOCIATION OF PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS

We believe in one true and living God and that there is a trinity of persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, and yet there are not three Gods but one only.

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice.

We believe in the fall of Adam and that by his transgression all his posterity fell and were made sinners, and in the corruption of human nature, and the impotency of man to recover himself by his own free will or ability.

We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the righteousness of Christ imputed to them, and that good works are the fruits of faith and follow after justification, and are evidences of our gracious state.

We believe that the saints shall be preserved in grace and not one of them shall finally be lost.

We believe that there will be a resurrection of the dead and a general or universal judgment and that the happiness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.

We believe that the visible church is a congregation of faithful persons who have given themselves up to the Lord and one another, having agreed to keep up a godly discipline according to the rules of the gospel.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the great head of the Church and that the government thereof is with the body.

We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are gospel ordinances and are to be continued until His second coming, and that true believers are the only fit subjects of baptism and that dipping is the only gospel mode, and that the example of washing the saint’s feet should be observed in the church.

We believe that none but regularly baptized members have a right to commune at the Lord’s Table.

We believe the Lord’s Day ought to be observed and set apart for the worship of God, and no work or worldly business ought to be done or transacted thereon, works of necessity only excepted.