Eternal Life Baptist Core Beliefs
We believe the Bible to be the complete, inerrant, and infallible Word of God.
- That the 66 books of the Old and New Testament were inspired by the Spirit of God as originally written.
- That the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct both in and outside of the church.
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal Persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- In His eternal existence, with the Father in pre-incarnate glory.
- In His work of creation, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection.
- In His triumphant ascension, in his intercessory ministry, and personal return.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the absolute and essential deity, and in the unique work and personality of the Holy Spirit.
- Who convinces of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
- Who regenerates, indwells, seals, sanctifies, illuminates, and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.
- Who baptizes believers, at conversion, into the Body of Christ and bestows upon them His gifts sovereignly as He wills and fills those yielded to Him.
We believe that Adam was divinely created in the image of God.
- That by the sin of disobedience he fell from his sinless state.
- That all his descendants (all mankind) inherited spiritual depravity and defilement.
- That all men therefore are guilty before God and condemned to physical and spiritual death.
We believe that salvation is by the sovereign grace of God.
- That by the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a substitutionary death.
- That justification is by grace, through faith alone in the all-sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- That those whom have trusted in Christ shall be divinely preserved and ultimately perfected in the image of the Lord.
This is a brief overview of our beliefs. A more detailed and exhaustive doctrinal statement is available from the church.