We Believe...

 

  •  That the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God; that these Holy Scriptures are verbally inspired of God and inerrant in the original writings; and that they are the final and supreme authority in faith and life.  II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21, Acts 1:16, Luke 24:27
     

  •  In one God existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, equal in nature, power and glory. We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Spirit, a Divine Person distinct from the Father and Son.  Matthew 28:18-19, I Timothy 3:16, John 1:14, Hebrews 1:1-3, Revelation 1:4-6, Matthew 3:16-17. 
     

  •  That Jesus Christ is the eternally begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary; that he is truly God and Truly Man, the only mediator between God and Man.  John 1:1, John 10:30, 31, Philippians 2:5-7, Hebrews 9:11-15.
     

  •  That man was originally created in the image of God, but that through sin man brought upon himself and his posterity not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God, that all humans being by physical birth possess a sinful nature and are, therefore, sinners in thought, word and deed; that in order to be restored to fellowship with God they must be born again of the Holy Spirit of God.  Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 5:12, I Timothy 5:6, Ephesians 2:1-3, John 3:3, 6, 7, John 5:24, Titus 3:5.
     

  •  That Christ died for the sins of the whole world, that His death was a substitutionary atonement for our sins, and that all who believe in Him are accounted righteous before God, justified, and given eternal life, solely through the merit of Christ on the ground of His shed blood.  Romans 5:8, I Peter 2:21-24, II Corinthians 5:21, I John 2:2, Hebrews 2:9, Galatians 3:13.
     

  •  That salvation is by grace through faith, and all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again into the family of God, made alive by the Spirit, and given a new life from God, and are thus eternally secure in Him.  Hebrews 9:15, John 3:15-16, Romans 3:28, 4:3, 23-25, Ephesians 1:3, 12, 14, 4:30, John 17:23, Acts 1:8.
     

  •  That Jesus Christ rose bodily from the dead on the third day; that He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, as our High Priest and Advocate.  Acts 1:10-11, Ephesians 4:10, Hebrews 1:3, 8: 1-2, I John 2:1, Luke 24:39.
     

  •  In the pretribulational rapture of the church and the personal, visible, premillennial return of our Lord Jesus Christ seven years later.  Philippians 3:20-21, Acts 1:9-11, I Thessalonians 4:16-17, John 14:1-3, Titus 14:1-3, Titus 2:13, Matthew 24: 29-31.
     

  •  In the bodily resurrection of the dead, both lost and saved; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the eternal damnation of the lost.   Luke 23:43, II Corinthians 5:8, Luke 16:22-25, I Corinthians 15:22-25, Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 20:5, 11-15, Philippians 1:23, I Thessalonians 4:15-18, II Thessalonians 1:7-9.

First Baptist Church of Collingdale   814 Andrews Ave.  Collingdale, PA 19023    (610)-586-3563