OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH 

 

 

The following contains the core beliefs of the Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church . . .

 

We believe Jehovah the God of the Bible is the only Sovereign God and that He manifests in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Exodus 3:14; Psalm 103:19; Matthew 28:19.

 

We believe the bible as interpreted by our Pastors is the infallible inerrant word of God and serves as the only basis for life and practice. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; John 17:17; 2 Peter 1:21; Hebrews 6:18. 

 

We believe the primary goal of man is to serve God and love Him forever.  I Samuel 12:24; Romans 12:1; Luke 10:27. 

 

We believe in the priesthood of every believer in Christ, a saved and discipled church membership and that all believers are members of Christ’s body, the Church. 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 28:19, 20; Philippians 2:1-4

 

We believe in two ordinances of the local church - Baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper.  Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

 

We believe in two offices of the local church which are listed in the scriptures - Pastor and Deacon. 1Timothy 3:1-13

 

We believe in eternal security of the believer.  Since God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that provides our security.  Jude 24, John 10:28-29b, Ephesians 4:30, Romans 8:38-39

 

We believe in the separation of church and state as communicated in a letter from President Thomas Jefferson to the Baptists in Danbury Connecticut 1802. 

 

We believe God’s design for sexual intimacy is to be expressed only within the context of marriage. God instituted marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9. 

 

We believe that God created all human beings in His image. Therefore, we believe human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; that we must honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people; following Christ’s example, we believe that every person should be treated with love, dignity and respect. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10