Statement of Faith
At Raleigh Arabic Baptist Church, our beliefs can be summarized as follows:
There is One God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All three subsist in unity and all three separate distinct Persons. (John 1:1)
Animated Bullet Jesus Christ is God's Son. He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and will return to earth. (Acts 2: 22-36)
Animated Bullet The Bible (from Genesis to Revelation) is God's Holy Word, without error, and is the sole authority for life. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Animated Bullet Human beings are made in God's image. They fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and all human beings are sinners in need of salvation. (Romans 3: 21-24)
Animated Bullet Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord. (John 3:16; Mark 16:16)
Animated Bullet Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.
Animated Bullet Baptism is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ's command.
Animated Bullet Each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ only. (Acts: 4-12)
Animated Bullet The church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head. (Colossians 1:18)