The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are fully inspired, infallible, inerrant and the eternal Word of God. They are the complete revelation of God to us. They are the rule and faith of our practice. Psalm 119; Proverbs 30:5; I Tim.3:16; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 1:21; Mark 13:31; Luke 24:27 & 44.
In One Living and True God existing eternally in three persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit equal in power and glory. God is in sovereign control and governs all things with His providence and upholds all things by the word of His power. Heb.1:1-3; 1 John 5:7; 1 Peter 1:2; Dan.4:35.
In God, The Father, absolute Holy, omnipotent, omniscient; immutable; who is perfect in wisdom, power, and who concerns Himself with His creation in the affairs of men. He chooses sinners unto salvation. Dan.4:35, Eph.1:4 & 11; Heb.6:16; Isa.46:10 & 11. Heb. 11:33 – 36; Rev.19:5; 2 Thess. 2:13.
In God, The Son, Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless life, preached and performed great miracles and died on the cross as an atoning, substitutionary death, for His people, was buried and resurrected on the third day, and now sits on the right hand of God, and now we await for His visible second coming for His people. John 3:16; Matt.1:18 & 21; Luke 4:16-18; I Cor. 15;1-4; Heb.1:3; 1 Thess.4:13-18.
In God the Holy Spirit, whose primary duty is to glorify Jesus Christ. He also will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. With great power He regenerates sinners in that when we were dead in trespasses and sins He quickened us (made us alive) together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer. John 14:17; John 16; Romans 8:9-11; Eph.2:1& 5 & 6; 2 Thess. 2 13 & 14; 1 John 3:24.
Therefore WE BELIEVE that the Father chose us, the Son redeemed us, and the Holy Spirit regenerates and sealed us. All three persons of the Godhead bodily participate in the salvation of sinners.
Every Person sins daily in thought, word, and deed, being born a fallen creature, dead in trespasses and sins, and is totally incapable of pleasing God in their lost estate. All those that die outside the Lord Jesus Christ face eternal conscious suffering in hell. John 8:24; Jer.17:9; Romans 3:10-12, 23; Romans 8:7-8; Heb.9:27; Matt.10:28 & 25:41; Luke 16:23.
God Commands every person to repent and believe the gospel. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3-5; Acts 17:30.
Salvation is only through the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except by Christ. Salvation is not in anything or anyone except Christ. There is no other name under heaven among men whereby we can be saved. Jesus Christ is the ONLY mediator between God and man. Salvation is only by grace through faith. We believe in Lordship salvation. John 8:24; John 14:6; Romans 1:5 & 6, 16:25-27; Acts 2:36, 4:12, 10:36, 17:24; Eph.2 8 &9; I Tim.2:5; Rev. 17:14.
That Biblical Preaching is the central means regarding the life and worship in the Church and that God has ordained public preaching of the gospel as the means in the salvation of sinners. God quickens His word to the heart in the grace of salvation. God is of course the chief cause of regeneration by His Holy Spirit. We preach repentance towards God and faith towards the Lord Jesus Christ. We trust in the work of the Holy Spirit in convicting and convincing sinners to repent and come to Christ in faith. We DO NOT subject ourselves to any form of pragmatism or programs to entertain an audience. We do not use any psychological means to beget any forms of religious decisions. We fully trust our God to save sinners. John 3:3-8, 16:8-11; 2 Tim.4:2; Acts 2:37-47; Jonah 3:1-10.
The Church is a local visible congregation of baptized believers under Christ’s Head and Rule, composed of repentant and believing sinners who confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The Church is a God ordained institution existing for the purpose of glorifying God. It is manifested and formulated in a local visible assembly of baptized believers gathered together for the propagation and proclamation of the gospel. The Lord Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the church (1) baptism, which is by immersion, and (2) the Lord’s Supper. Matthew 16:18, 18:17, 28:19-20; Eph.1:22-23, 2:19-22, 3:21; Heb. 10:19-25.
But the question is: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRUTH? Are you tired of having the Word of God being constantly mishandled and misapplied by man? Do you get tired of having the Word of God perverted and diluted, and constantly change to accommodate and please people? Do you get tired of having preachers speak with the mindset of their own wisdom using great enticing words to tickle your ears? Do you feel smothered by religious ideas and opinions of men? Only the Bible presents the unvarnished, untarnished and unchangeable TRUTH OF GOD! We at Hillburn Drive Grace Baptist Church are dedicated to preaching and teaching that TRUTH without apology or fear. In other words, we are not interested in pleasing man, but in pleasing God. Galatians 1:10 says, “For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” Therefore we, “…have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God…For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Cor.4:2 & 5. If you have this same heart and spirit our Church cordially invites you to attend our services. We are always excited and thankful when God sends people our way. As you can tell we place great emphasis upon the absolute Sovereignty of our Living and True God and upon the Person and Work of our LORD Jesus Christ and upon the Regenerating Work of the Holy Spirit and upon the totality of the Holy Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation. 2 Tim. 3:16 & 17, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
Therefore we endeavor to promote a balance between the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man, that is, between doctrine and practice. We continue to search the Scriptures for TRUTH and are determined to preach those truths. For we seek to declare the whole counsel of God, Acts 20:27.