At Open Door Baptist Church, We Believe...
-The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, Word of God, Preserved in the English language, by God, in the KJV 1611
-The blood of Jesus Christ was shed for sins
-Jesus Christ's return is imminent
-Unless a man be born again, he cannot go to heaven
-God has provided the free gift of eternal life to all men
Our Doctrinal Statement
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the entire Bible, both the Old and New Testaments. We believe that the 1611 King James Bible is God's divinely preserved Word of God for the English-speaking world. II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 12:6,7
We believe that God is a person, eternally existing as a Trinity, manifesting Himself in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We further believe that these three are one God, but separate in personality and work. Matthew 28:19, John 14:16, I Corinthians 8:6
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, eternally existing yet born of a virgin. Being God, He lived a sinless life, whose death on the cross was THE sufficient substitution for the sins of the whole world. After making atonement for the sins of the world, with His own blood, He ascended into Heaven with a glorified body where He is seated at the right hand of the Father as Head of the Church, making intercession for the saints as our High Priest. Luke 1:30-35, John 1:1-15, Philippians 2:5-8
We believe that man is lost in sin and must be born again to enter the Kingdom of God. We believe that for lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential. The salvation of a man's soul is by grace alone through personal faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross. John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:13, Ephesians 2:8,9
We believe that the local church is a group of believers baptized by immersion assembled together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission- preaching the gospel to every creature! We believe God's program today is centered in the local New Testament church. Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 12:12-27
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is coming again in the air at any moment to rapture His church and to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a seven-year period called the Tribulation, after which Christ shall return visibly to the earth with His saints to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. I Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 19:11-20:15
Know for Sure You're Going to Heaven!
1. We are all sinners.
Romans 3:23 "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God."
2. As a sinner, we owe a penalty.
Romans 6:23 "For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." According to Revelation 20:14-15, that penalty is eternal death in a place called Hell.
3. Jesus Christ has already paid our sin debt.
Romans 5:8 "But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." God set His love on display when he sent Jesus to die on the cross. Hebrews 10:10 says "By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all."
4. We must receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Saviour.
Romans 10:9 "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
Romans 10:13 "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Dear Reader - Why not put your trust in Jesus now and accept Him as your personal Saviour? Just ask him.
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that You died and rose from the dead for me. Please forgive me for my sins and come into my heart. I accept you as the perfect payment for my sins. Help me to live for You! Thank You! Amen.