Statement of Faith

Southside Baptist Church considers the Scriptures as the inspired Word of God and the sole authority in matters of faith and practice. 

 

We believe that the Bible is God's Word, that it was written by men divinely inspired and that it is the supreme, infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

 

We believe in God the Father, perfect in Holiness, infinite in Wisdom, measureless in Power.  We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.

 

We believe in Jesus Christ, the eternal and only begotten Son of God, conceived of the Holy Spirit, of Virgin Birth, sinless in life, making atonement for the sins of the world by His death.  We believe in His bodily resurrection, His avescension and visible, premillennial return to the world, according to His promise.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and comfort those who believe in Jesus Christ.

 

We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners but that "god so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life;" (John 3:16) we believe, therefore, that those who refuse to accept Christ as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God.

 

We believe in the church - a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head, and of which all regenerated people are members.  We believe that a local church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, immersed on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship.  We believe that to these local churches were committed, for perpetual observance, the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper, and that God has laid upon these churches the task of proclaiming to a lost world the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, and the enthroning of Him as Lord and Master.  We believe that all human betterment and social improvements are the inevitable by-products of such a Gospel.