Bear Creek Baptist Church
Saturday, October 20, 2018
A Place of Faith, Worship & Ministry

 


 

Contact Information

 


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Bear Creek Baptist Church

492 Bear Creek Church Rd
Mocksville, NC 27028

(336) 492-7456

bearcreek@yadtel.net


 Pastoral Staff


Rev. Greg McEwen, Senior Pastor

gmbearcreek@yahoo.com

 


 

 

What We Believe...

 

 

 

Our Vision


We, the members of Bear Creek Baptist Church, commit ourselves to being a New Testament church. In order to fulfill that commitment, we focus our objectives (vision) and common mission in four directions:

 

     A. We will look around to build the community of God that is the church.

     B. We will look up to God.

     C. We will look outward to reach Davie County with the Gospel.

     D. We will look inward to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.

 

Our Statement of Faith


The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the basis for our beliefs. This church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of The Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000. We voluntarily band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of salvation to lost mankind. The ordinances of the church are believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper. Below are additional details about what we believe:

 

I. The Bible

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. 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 totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2Psalms 119:89, 105John 17:17Romans 15:4; 16:25-262 Timothy 3:15-17Hebrews 4:121 Peter 1:252 Peter 1:19-21

 

II. God, the Father

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. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. 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. God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27Deuteronomy 6:4Isaiah 43:3, 15Jeremiah 10:10John 14:6-131 Corinthians 8:6

 

III. God, the Son 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. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.

Isaiah 7:14; ch. 53Matthew 1:18-23; 14:33; 16:16Luke 24:46John 1:1-18; 3:16; 10:30; 11:25-27Colossians 1:15-22; 2:9Revelation 1:13-16; 5:9-14

 

IV. God, the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Genesis 1:2Psalms 51:11Matthew 1:18Luke 1:35; 4:18-19; 12:12John 14:16-17, 26; 16:7-14Acts 2:1-4Romans 8:14-16, 26-271 Corinthians 2:10-14

 

V. Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior.

B. Justification is God's gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God.

C. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God's purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person's life.

D. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.

Genesis 3:15Isaiah 7:14Matthew 16:21John 1:1-11; 3:3-21Romans 6:23; 5:8-10; 10:9-10Ephesians 1:7 1 Peter 1:2-23

 

VI. Eternal Security of the Believer

Salvation is based solely on the person and work of Jesus Christ. In no way can mankind earn or work for his salvation. Salvation is provided and maintained through the grace and power of God. Because of this, believers are secure in their salvation from the moment they commit their life to Jesus Christ throughout eternity.

John 10:25-292 Timothy 1:12Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-141 Peter 1:3-25

 

VII. Believer 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 act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the ordinance of the Lord's Supper.

Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19-20Mark 1:9-11Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39Romans 6:3-5Colossians 2:12