What we believe
Beaver Dam Baptist Church Statement of Faith
Beaver Dam Baptist Church is a congregation committed to Biblical truths. We seek tominister to those around us by demonstrating Christ’s compassion for the world, being a welcoming Christian community. We are Christ-centered in our doctrine and Bible-based in our teaching.
We believe in one God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 5:16, 45; James 1:17; John 1:1; 14:9; Genesis 1:2; John 4:24; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's one and only Son, our one and only Savior
(John 1:14; 1 John 4:9; John 3:16; 2 Peter 3:18)
We believe Jesus died, was buried, and rose again bodily from the dead on the third day.
(Luke 23:44 - 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
We believe the Bible teaches that salvation and the forgiveness of sins are achieved only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.
(Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7)
We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God's grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin and confessing Christ.
(Romans 5:1-2; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19; 17:30; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; Philippians 2:11; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:1-7; 1 Peter 3:21)
We believe that the ordinance of baptism is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried and risen Lord. We believe the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act, commemorating the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 3:13-17; Luke 22:14-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
We believe every human is competent to relate to God individually. However, one must recognize that the church forms the basic biblically-mandated context for Christian living.
(Acts 2:42-47; Heb. 10:25; 1 Tim. 3:14-15)
We believe the Old and New Testament scripture were written as God’s Holy Word by men divinely inspired.
The Bible alone is authoritative.
(2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe the Church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to evangelize the lost and edify the saved.
We accept that beyond such foundational elements of our faith there is room for differing interpretations of Biblical truth. Our emphasis on Spirit-led Bible study leads us into deeper understanding of the nature of God and His plan and purpose for each of us.