|Mission Board. . .
|We are sent to Brazil by our home
church, Belmont Baptist Church in Conyers, GA. We associate with
Baptist Mid-Missions as our sending agency. They are a big help
with the many logistics we face on the field. For more
information on Baptist Mid-Missions, please follow the external
|Doctrinal Statement. . .
|We are in agreement with the Baptist
Mid-Missions Articles of Faith.
1. We believe that the 66 books of
the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired of God and are inerrant
in the original writing and that they are of supreme and final authority
in faith and life (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21).
2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit, equal in essence, while distinct in personality
and function (Exodus
20:2-3; Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6).
3. We believe in God’s direct creation of the universe without the use
of pre-existent material and apart from any process of evolution
whatever, according to the Genesis
1:1-31; Exodus 20:11; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:3).
4. We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, was conceived
by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin, and is true God and true
man (John 1:1, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Galatians 4:4).
5. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in
His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest
and Advocate (Matthew 28:1-7; Acts 1:8-11; I Corinthians 15:4-9;
6. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent of the new birth through
conviction and regeneration and that He seals, indwells, and baptizes
every believer into the Body of Christ at the moment of conversion. We
believe that the Holy Spirit fills, empowers, and distributes service
gifts to believers, but that sign gifts were restricted to the Apostolic
Period (John 3:5; Ephesians 1:13; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:13;
Ephesians 5:18; 4:11-12; Romans 12:6-8; Hebrews 2:3-4; Ephesians 2:20; I
7. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned
and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual
death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born
with a sinful nature and are sinners in thought, word, and deed
(Genesis 1:26-27; 3:1-6; Romans 5:12, 19; 3:10-13; Titus 1:15-16).
8. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died as the
sacrifice for all men. The blood atonement He made was unlimited in its
potential. It is limited only in its application, effectively saving
those who are brought by the Holy Spirit to repentance and faith
(Isaiah 53:4-11; II Corinthians 5:14-21; I John 2:1-2; II Peter 2:1; I
Timothy 4:10; John 3:5-8; 16:8-13).
9. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are
born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God
(John 1:12-13; 3:3-16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9).
10. We believe in the eternal security of the believer, that it is
impossible for one born into the family of God ever to be lost, because
he is forever kept by the power of God (John 6:39,40; 10:28-29; Romans
8:35-39; Jude 1; I Peter 1:5).
11. We believe in “that blessed hope”—the personal,
and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, when the church
will be “gathered together unto Him” (Titus 2:13; John 14:1-3; I
Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:51-58; II Thessalonians 2:1-3).
12. We believe in the literal fulfillment of the prophecies and promises
of the Scriptures which foretell and assure the future regeneration and
restoration of Israel as a
13:14-17; Jeremiah 16:14-15; 30:6-11; Romans 11).
13. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust,
the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment
25:31-46; Luke 16:19-31; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 21:1-8).
14. We believe that the Church, which is Christ’s body, is the spiritual
organism consisting of all born again believers of this New Testament
dispensation (Ephesians 1:22-23; I Corinthians 12:13).
15. We believe that the local church is the agency through which God has
chosen to accomplish His work in the world. A New Testament Baptist
church is an organized body of baptized believers; immersed upon a
credible confession of faith in Jesus Christ; having two offices (pastor
and deacon); congregational in polity; autonomous in nature; and banded
together for work, worship, edification, the observance of the
ordinances, and the worldwide fulfillment of the Great Commission. We
believe that the local church, under Christ’s headship, is to be free
from any external hierarchy and should not associate itself with any
ecumenical endeavor, neo-orthodoxy, new-evangelicalism, or any such
efforts to compromise the Truth (Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 3:10; Matthew
28:18-20; I Timothy 3; I Peter 5:1-3; Ephesians 1:22; Romans 16:17; II
Corinthians 6:14-17; I Timothy 6:3-5).
16. We believe that the scriptural ordinances of the church are baptism
and the Lord’s supper and are to be administered by the local church;
that baptism, by immersion, should be administered to believers only as
a symbol of their belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and as a testimony to the world of that
belief and of their death, burial, and resurrection with Him; and that
the Lord’s supper should be partaken of by baptized believers to show
forth His death “till He come” (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; 8:26-39;
I Corinthians 11:23-28; Colossians 2:12).