Marcus Pointe Baptist Church Statement of Faith

• We believe the whole Bible from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21 as the verbally inspired and infallible word of God.

• We believe Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary and is the Son of God and God the Son.

• We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.

• We believe that Christ rose from the grave the third day according to the Scriptures.

• We believe that He only is our great High Priest, and we need no other to intercede for us.

• We believe that Christ will come again in Person, bodily and visibly, to establish his kingdom on earth.

• We believe that in order to be saved the soul must be born again- “ye must be born again.” John 3:7

• We believe that every truly born again soul should declare his faith by the act of baptism (immersion in water) showing forth the Lord’s death, burial, and resurrection.

• We believe that Christ keeps those who are truly born again. (II Timothy 1:12; John 10:28).

• We believe that all Christians are called unto a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices and to a life of usefulness for Christ. (II Corinthians 6:17; II Peter 1:2-9)

• We believe that the local church is a body of baptized believers whose only mission is, not to ‘reform the world’, but to preach and teach the Gospel of Salvation to the individual soul.

• We believe that at Christ’s coming in the air, the bodies of the dead in Christ shall be raised incorruptible and reunited with soul and spirit; the bodies of Christians who are alive shall be changed and glorified and, without dying, shall be caught up to be with the Lord (I Thessalonians 4:13-17; I Corinthians 15:51-53). The saved will then appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ and be rewarded for their works (II Corinthians 5:10; I Corinthians 3:11-15). After these things, Christ will return bodily and visibly to the earth with His saints, and shall rule the world in righteousness for a thousand years. At the end of this, the unsaved dead will be resurrected, and their judgment and condemnation shall take place (Matthew 24:30-31; Revelation 19:11-16; Revelation 20:5-6, 11, 15).