Oakview Baptist Church

What We Believe...

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Christ is the head and final authority of the Church. His word, the Bible, is the binding and final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe the Bible is inspired by God, is inerrant and infallible in the original text and is preserved by God in such a way as to be authoritative and totally reliable. We also believe that it is truth without any mixture of error in all realms of reality – historically, scientifically, doctrinally and prophetically.

We hold to the Baptist Faith and Message statement adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention, 2000 as our doctrinal understanding on primary issues.

We Believe in:
— The Trinity of God
— Verbal, plenary inspiration of Scripture
— Total depravity of natural man
— The virgin birth of Jesus Christ
— His blood atonement
— His bodily resurrection
— Personal and imminent return of Christ
— Person and work of the Holy Spirit
— Eternal security of the believer
— The autonomy of the local church
— Worldwide missions: the obligation of every church
— A regenerated church membership
— Personality of satan
— Justification by faith
— The reality of heaven and hell
— The priesthood of the believer
— Two ordinances: baptism by immersion & the Lord’s Supper
— Church discipline