open-bible-religious-stock-photos

Scripture

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to humanity. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is true and trustworthy.

God

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes but without division of nature, essence, or being.

Jesus Christ

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine, the third Person of the Trinity. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. At the moment of salvation He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He enlightens and empowers each believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and if offered freely to all who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. It is a free gift of God, not of works, so that no one can boast. Each person must call upon the Lord to be saved, and there is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 

Christ's Ordinances

Christ instituted two ordinances: Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ: and the believer's new life in Christ. 

The Lord's Supper is the other ordinance and is a symbolic act of community obedience where Christians memorialize the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Lockhart Church practices open communion, where any Christian who has been made a profession of faith, has been baptized, and who is not under church discipline to participate in the Lord's Supper.


Baptist%20Faith%20and%20Message