Welcome to Charity Baptist Church
Charity Baptist Church is an independent Baptist church dedicated to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, the Bible.
Charity Baptist Church exists to glorify God. By the Grace of God, out of our love for Jesus, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we pursue this purpose of glorifying God through:
- Worshipping Him.
- Studying and teaching God’s Word for the equipping of the saints.
- Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the lost.
- Fostering love for one another through fellowship in the gospel among believers.
- Ministering to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and families.
- Supporting and participating in the work of missions, both at home and abroad.
Romans 11:36; I Corinthians 6:20; Ephesians 2:8-10; John 14:15-16; Luke 4:8; Ephesians 4:11-12; Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:7-8; Acts 13:1-3; Acts 2:42-47; John 13:34; Philippians 2:5; Colossians 2:2; Romans 12:15, 15:1-7; Galatians 6:1-2
The Bible is our only real solution to life’s problems. God created mankind to glorify Him, but because of our sin we are not properly able to do this. So, God sent His beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross. We can receive eternal life by faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Our salvation from eternal death, however, is not the end of our need. God saves us so that we might glorify Him by growing in Christ-likeness. This is achieved through learning and obeying His Word and drawing closer to Him through prayer. As we walk in obedience to the Word, cultivating a stronger relationship with Him, He promises us joy, peace, and blessing in this life as well as eternal reward in the next!
Charity Baptist Church is here to help you grow in Christ-likeness so that you can experience the blessings that God intends for you!
What We Believe
We believe the Bible is God’s written revelation to man. We believe that the Bible is the sole authority for faith and practice and is fully sufficient for every spiritual need. Its sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are authoritative and sufficient for the believer. As originally written, every word of Scripture was spoken by God to Spirit-controlled men; therefore, it is incapable of error and perfectly accurate in all matters to which it speaks. It is the supreme standard for all human conduct and should be interpreted according to the original authorial intent considering its language, grammar, context, and historical setting.
II Timothy 3:15-17; II Peter1:19-21; James 1:21; I Peter 1:23; Proverbs 30:5-6; I Corinthians 10:6-12; Psalms 119
We believe in the One and Only, Living and True God who is spirit, the Creator and Supreme Ruler of all things, worthy of all honor and glory. He is complete perfection in every aspect of His being including His holiness, love, power, and eternality. God is three distinct persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, yet one in substance, co-equal in every way, and each having a work in the redemption of man.
John 4:24; Genesis 1:1; Romans 1:20; Exodus 15:11; Revelation 5:15; Matthew 28:19; John 15:26; John 10:30; Philippians 2:5-6; Ephesians 1:13, 2:18
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, revealer of God, one with God, and equal with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He became fully man, while remaining fully God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He lived a perfect, sinless life, died for the salvation of man, bodily rose from the grave, and ascended to heaven where He ever lives to make intercession for His saints, and that He is coming again to rule and reign in power and glory.
John 1:1-8; Matthew 28:19; Philippians 2:5-8; Matthew 1:20, 25; Luke 1:34-35; Hebrews 4:15; Galatians 2:20; I Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:9; Colossians 3:1; Romans 8:34; Acts 1:10; John 14:3; Philippians 2:9-11
We believe that the Holy Spirt, a divine person, is God; co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. That He was active in creation and in guiding the human writers of the Holy Scriptures, so that they are the very words of God. We believe that the Holy Spirit is active today, convicting of sin, righteousness, and judgement. The Holy Spirit regenerates sinners and places them into the body of Christ, permanently indwelling and sealing the believer; comforting, illuminating, guiding, equipping, and empowering believers for Christ-like living and service. The Holy Spirit gives believers various gifts to enable the church to fulfill Christ’s commission, to edify the church.
Matthew 28:19; Genesis 1:2; II Peter 1:21; John 16:8-11; Titus 3:5; John 3:5-8; I Corinthians 12:12-13; Ephesians 1:13-14; I Corinthians 12:5-11; Ephesians 4:11
We believe in the Biblical account of creation; that God created all things. All three persons of the Godhead were active in creation, and that all things exist to bring glory to the Triune God. We believe that creation was a literal and historical event of God’s direct, immediate, creative act, and that all beings, both spiritual and physical are subject to His authority.
We believe that man and woman were created sinless beings in the image and likeness of God, for the purpose of glorifying God. By voluntary disobedience Adam fell from that sinless state and as a result, all mankind are born into sin and are sinners by nature and by choice, and are therefore justly subject to judgment and death.
Genesis 1:1, 1:3, 2:15; John 1:1-3; Romans 11:36; Psalm 8, Psalm 19:1-6; Colossians 1:15-17; Genesis 1:27, 31; Isaiah 43:6-7; Genesis 3:6; Romans 3:9-18, 5:12; Psalm 51:5, 58:3; Colossians 2:13; Revelation 20:12-13
We believe that salvation, the forgiveness of sins and the gift of eternal life, is a miraculous work of God by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. It is the unmerited demonstration of God’s love, available to all those who turn from their sin and trust in Jesus’ atoning death and victorious resurrection. It is only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ that man can be justified, sanctified, and ultimately glorified. Through repentance and faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ, a person is placed in a relationship with God the Father through the new birth as an adopted heir. In Christ, a believer is a child of God, heir of eternal life, secure forevermore.
Romans 1:16; Titus 3:4; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 3:1-16, 10:25-30; Romans 3:23-26; I Corinthians 15:1-6; Romans 8:28-30; Galatians 4:4-7
We believe that those who have personally received Christ as Savior are called with a holy calling to walk not after the sinful nature, but after the righteousness of the Spirit of God within them. While believers are declared righteous and set apart before God at the point of faith, it should be the desire of Christians to personally grow in their faith as well. Having the mind of Christ, the believer should pursue God above all else, and demonstrate God’s love toward their fellow man. This should result in a life that is separate from sin and set apart to God, growing in faith and obedience to the Word and Holy Spirit. Christians use their God-given gifts for the purpose of edifying the church, doing the work of the ministry, and obeying our Lord’s command to make disciples.
Ephesians 4:14-16; 1 Peter 1:13-16; Ephesians 6:10-18; Titus 2:11-14; II Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 2:5-8; John 17:17; Romans 8
We believe that the Church, the Body of Christ, is composed of believers who have been placed into the Body of Christ through the work of the Holy Spirit at the moment of their salvation. The Church was ordained by Christ, beginning with the descent of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2 and it anticipates the imminent appearance of Christ as its blessed hope. The local visible church is an organized congregation of immersed believers united together by a common faith and fellowship in the gospel, governed by the Word of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, with Christ as its Head. The local church has two offices, that of pastor (synonyms being elder, bishop (overseer), shepherd) and deacon (servant, minister).
1 Corinthians 12:13, 27; Colossians 1:18; Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23; Acts 2:4; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Acts 2:41-42; Colossians 1:3-6; Philippians 1:5-6; 1 Timothy 3:14-16, Acts 9:31; Colossians 2:19; Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9
We believe God established two ordinances of the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Both of them visibly and tangibly express the gospel, though they are not means of salvation. When celebrated by the church in faith-filled obedience, these ordinances spiritually nourish the believer and bear witness to the work of our Savior.
Baptism: Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is an outward testimony of a person’s belief in Christ and a solemn emblem of our union with Christ in death, burial and resurrection as accomplished by the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 2:38, 41–42; 8:12, 36–39; 10:47–48; 16:32–34; 18:8; 22:16; Romans 6:3-14; Galatians 3:27–28; Colossians 2:12.
The Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s Supper is a memorial service in which the symbols of bread and cup represent the body and blood of Jesus Christ and remind us of His great love in dying for our sins. While preceded by solemn self-examination, this ordinance is to be observed in joyous anticipation of His coming.
Matthew 26:26–29; 28:20; Mark 14:22–25; Luke 22:19–20; Acts 2:42; 20:7, 11; 1 Corinthians 11:23–30.
We believe in the imminent appearance of Christ, and the gathering of His Church, which is the blessed hope and expectation of the believer. We believe that there will be a pouring out of God’s wrath upon the earth, known as The Great Tribulation. We believe Christ will establish His rule and reign on the earth for a thousand years, known as The Millennial Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of life and a resurrection of judgment. Those resurrected unto life will enter the new heaven and new earth, a place of eternal delight, where the righteous will enjoy the presence of God forever. Those resurrected unto judgment will suffer eternal, conscious punishment in the lake of fire.
Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; Romans 2:5-11; Matthew 24:21; Revelation 6:17, 20:1-6, 10-15; John 5:25-29; I Corinthians 15:51-52; Revelation 21:1-4, 22:1-5
New Testament churches were autonomous congregations under the supervision of their own leadership. They shared similar traditions and practices, while being distinct congregations. Yet there was a great amount of interdependence. They maintained an active relationship with one another so that each church saw itself as part of the whole.
We (Charity Baptist Church) belong to an association of churches known as the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC). The purpose being mutual support and cooperation efforts. You can learn more about the GARBC at their website: www.garbc.org