Midland Primitive Baptist Church

Articles of Faith

  1. We believe in one true and living God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.  These three are one.  Deut. 6:4, 1 John 5:7
  2. We believe the scripture of the Old and New Testaments are of divine authority and the only rule of faith and practice.  II Timothy 3:16, Romans 15:4 and II Peter 1:20
  3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin and that all of Adam’s posterity are sinners by nature. Romans 3:9-23, Romans 5:12, Eph. 2:1-2
  4. We believe in the personal and unconditional election as taught by the scriptures.  Eph. 1:4 I Peter 1:2 and Romans 9:11
  5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ.  Romans 4:8-25 and Titus 3:5-6
  6. We believe that a knowledge of salvation is manifested to the heirs of promise by direct operation of the Holy Ghost in their hearts.  Romans 15:21, I John 2:27 and Hebrews 8:10-11
  7. We believe the saints are kept by the power of God and never fall finally away.  I Peter 1:2-5, Jude 1 and Philippians 1:6
  8. We believe baptism by immersion, the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints feet are ordinances of Jesus Christ and should be practiced in a church capacity.  Mat 26:26-30, John 13: 4-17 and Romans 6:4-5
  9. We believe in the resurrection of the just and the unjust, the just to eternal life, the unjust to shame and everlasting contempt.  Daniel 12:2 and  John 5:28-29
  10. We believe the Joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.  Matt 25:26 , II Thess. 1:9-10 and II Peter 2:9
  11. We believe that only ministers who have been baptized and come under the imposition of a presbytery of the Church of Jesus Christ has the right to administer the ordinance of baptism. Acts 6:5-6 and Acts 8 :38-39
  12. We believe only baptized believers have a right to commune at the Lord’s table. II Cor. 6:14-17 and  John 6:54
  13. We believe it to be disorderly for a member of the church to unite with any secret institution of the day.  I Cor. 10:21, II Cor. 6:14-17, Eph. 5:11 and II Tim. 2:4