Oakland Road Baptist Church

Teaching the Truth in Love

What We Believe

 OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT

To worship God,
fellowship and train believers,
while serving others
and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

OUR 5 PURPOSES

1.  Love the Lord with all our hearts - Worship God.   [1 & 2 - Matt. 22:37, 39]
2.  Love our neighbor as ourselves - Ministry.
3.  Make disciples - Evangelism.                           [3, 4, & 5, - Matt. 28:19, 20]
4.  Baptize new believers - Fellowship.
5.  Teach believers to obey God - Discipleship.
 
 
 
 
WE BELIEVE

That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as given in the original languages are the divinely and verbally inspired Word of God, and are the supreme and final authority in faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16,17).


In the Holy Trinity, consisting of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, co-equal and co-eternal (Matthew 28:19).


In the essential and eternal Deity, and the real but sinless and perfect humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His incarnation by the miraculous activity of the Holy Spirit, and His subsequent virgin birth (John 1:1,14; Matthew 1:20, 21).


That there is one God who alone is to be worshipped (Revelation 19:10).


There is only one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus, and that through Him alone, we come to God in prayer (1 Timothy 2:5).


That Christ died for our sins (Romans 5:8, 1 Cor. 15:3, 1 Peter 2:24), that He rose bodily from the death, and that He ascended and is now seated at the right hand of God. (Eph. 1:19-23); that He will one day return personally for His bride, the church (1 Thess. 4:13-17); and that He will return to earth in power and great glory as Judge and rightful ruler of this world, King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev. 17:14, Rev. 19:16).


In the resurrection of the dead and the final judgement of all men by the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 24:15, 2 Tim 4:1, John 5:22, 27, Revelation 20:12).


That as a result of the Fall, man is depraved (Romans 5:12, Romans 3:23) and that the only way of salvation is through being born again. This is a result of the operation of the Holy Spirit who brings man to repentance toward God and faith in the atoning sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:3,5,7,16; Luke 24,47; Acts 20:21).


That the Holy Spirit indwells the believer at the time of the new birth (John 14:17, Romans 8:9).


In the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit as He leads and guides the believer into a life of victory (1 Peter 1:2, Romans 6:1-14).


In the eternal security of the believer, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the wicked (John 10:28; John 3:36, Romans 6:23).


In the reality and personality of the devil, and the fact that Christ conquered him in His death on the cross (Matthew 4:1, Luke 8:12, Hebrews 2:14, 1 John 3:8).