What We Believe

Articles of Faith

  1. We believe in one, the only true and living God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one. (1 John 5:7, John 1:1)

  2. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the works of God and the only rule of faith and practice. (2 Peter 1:21, 2 Timothy 3:16)
  3. We believe in the doctrine of election and predestination and that God chose His people in Christ before the foundation of the world and that His people shall be given regeneration and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. (1 Peter 1:2, Ephesians 1:4-5, John 3:5-8)

  4. We believe in the fall of man and that he is incapable of recovering himself from the fallen state he is in by nature. (Romans 5:12, Genesis 2:17, Romans 4:16, John 6:44)

  5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Christ. (Acts 20:28, Revelation 5:9, Romans 4:11)

  6. We believe the saints shall be preserved in grace and never finally fall away. (Romans 8:29-30, 2 Timothy 1:9, John 10:27-29, 1 Peter 1:23)

  7. We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper and feet washing are ordinances of Jesus Christ and that true believers are the only subjects and that immersion in water is the only mode of baptism. (Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:10, Romans 6:4, Ephesians 4:5, John 13:14-16)

  8. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and a general judgment and that the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal. (John 5:28-29, 1 Corinthians 15:19, Daniel 12:2)

  9. We believe that no minister has a right to the administration of the ordinances of God’s house only such are called, regularly baptized, and come under the imposition of the hands of a presbytery. (Acts 13:2-3, Titus 1:5-6)

Church Covenant

The document of this covenant is now accepted in the organization and constitution of Sulphur Springs Primitive Baptist Church this Saturday before the first Sunday in May, 1859:

  1. Having in a judgment of charity and discretion towards ourselves and one another first given ourselves to the Lord, we agree to give ourselves to one another, by the will of God in a visible congregational state.
  2. We mutually agree to endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace (Ephesians 4:3)
  3. We agree to love one another in obedience to the command of Christ. (John 13:35)
  4. To sympathize with each other in prosperity and adversity. (Romans 12:15)
  5. To communicate with each other’s necessity as circumstances may point out. (Galatians 6:10 and Hebrews 13:16)
  6. To watch over one another and to hear each other’s infirmities and admonish one another in faithfulness and Christian tenderness. (Hebrews 12:15 and Romans 15:10)
  7. To confess our faults one to another and to pray for one another. (James 5:16)
  8. To assemble ourselves together regularly for religious worship. (Hebrews 10:25)
  9. To have no respect of persons in church affairs as an act of partiality on account of differences in external conditions. (Romans 12:16)
  10. To strive together for the faith of the gospel and to earnestly contend for it, not suffering any human inventions or unwarranted practice to be imposed on us. (Philemon v.12, Jude v.3)
  11. That we will endeavor to be ensamples to each other, in a holy walk and a Godly conversation in Christ. (II Peter 3:11)