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Articles of Faith of Elkton Baptist Church

  1. We believe that there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and those three are one.

  2. We believe that the scriptures of the old and new testament are the written Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice.

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

  4. 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 the evidence of our gracious state.

  5. We believe that the saints will persevere in grace and not one of them will finally be lost.

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

  7. We believe the visible church of Christ is a congregation of faithful persons who have given themselves up to the Lord and to one another having agreed to keep up a Godly discipline according to the rules of the Gospel.

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

  9. We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of the Gospel, and are to be continued until His second coming.

  10. We believe that true believers are the only subjects of baptism, and that immersion is the only mode.

  11. We believe every Christian has a right to partake of the elements of the Lord’s Supper, but that participation must always be preceded by solemn self-examination.

  12. We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of human society, and magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed, except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the only Lord of the conscience and the Prince of the kings of the earth.