Bethel Primitive Baptist Church is a Christ Centered
and Bible believing Church. Our church is a member of the National
Primitive Baptist Convention, USA. Below we have provided you
with our Articles of Faith which are an in- depth look into our
1 – We believe in only one true and living
God and the trinity of persons in the God-head—Father, Son,
and Holy Ghost—and yet there are not three, but one. References:
Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16,17, 28:19; John 1:1, 14,16; II Corinthians
13:14; Colossians 2:9; I Peter 1:2; I John 5:7.
II – We believe the Scriptures of the Old
and New Testaments are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith
and practice. References: Psalms 119:9-16; II Timothy 3:16-17;
III – We believe in the doctrine of eternal
and particular election of a definite number of the human race
chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, that they
should be holy and without blame before Him in love. References:
John 6:37, 7:2, 13:18-19, 15:16; Acts 13:48; Romans 8:24-30, 11:7;
I Thessalonians 1:4; Ephesians 1:4; II Timothy 1:9.
IV – We believe in covenant redemption between
God the Father and God the Son. References: Genesis 3:15; Psalms
111:9; Romans 5:17; Galatians 4:4; Ephesians 1:17; Hebrews 9:11-12,
V – We believe in the fall of man and the
communication of Adam’s sinful nature to his posterity by
ordinary generation and their impotency to recover themselves
from the fallen state they are in by nature by their own free
will and ability. References: Jeremiah 13:23; John 6:44; Romans
3:23; Ephesians 2:8.
VI – We believe that all chosen in Christ
shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and be effectually called,
regenerated, and born again. References: Psalms 37:28; John 10:28;
Acts 2:39; Romans 8:29-30; Colossians 3:3; II Timothy 1:8-9; Jude
VII – We believe that sinners thus born
again are justified in the sight of God alone by the righteousness
of Jesus Christ imputed to them by faith References: Romans 3:24,
5:1; II Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 3:5.
VIII – We Believe that faith is the gift
of God, and good works the fruit of faith, which justify us in
the sight of men and angels as evidence of our gracious state.
References: Matthew 5:16; Romans 3:20-24, 5:1, 8:1; James 2:18-19,22.
IX – We believe that all the saints of God
justified by the righteousness of Christ shall preserve in grace,
and none of them finally fall away so as to be lost. References:
Deuteronomy 32:6; Psalms 12:5-7; John 1:12, 10:27-30; Romans 3:24-25,
3:38-39; Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 1:4; II Timothy 2:19; and
I Peter 1:5.
X – We believe in a general judgment, both
of the just and the unjust, and that joys of the righteous shall
be eternal and the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting.
References: Genesis 3:19; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Daniel 12:2; Matthew
25:32-34; John 5:28-29; Revelations 20:11-15.
XI – We believe that the visible church
of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers in Christ adhering
to a special covenant, which recognizes Christ as their only lawgiver
and ruler, and His word their excusive guide in all religious
matters. It is complete in itself and independent under Christ
of every other church organization. It is alone a religious assembly,
selected and called out of the world by the doctrine of the Gospel
to worship the true God according to His Word. References: Acts
2:41-42; I Corinthians 1:10-13; Ephesians 4:3-7, 13, 5:23, 27,
32; Colossians 1:18; Revelations 2:7.
XII – We believe that the scriptural officers
of the church are Pastors and Deacons, whose qualifications and
duties are defined in I Timothy Chapter 3 and Titus Chapter 1.
References: Philippians 1:1; Acts 20:17, 21; Hebrews 13:17.
XIII – We believe that Baptism is the immersion
of a believer in water by a proper administrator (an ordained
elder) in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. References:
Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:12-16; Acts 8: 36, 39; Romans 6:3,4; Colossians
XIV - We believe that only an ordained Elder has
a right to administer the ordinances of the Gospel, such as have
been properly baptized, called, and come under the imposition
of the presbytery by the authority of the Church of Christ. References:
Acts 9:15, 13:1-3, 14:23; Ephesians 4:11-14; Titus 1:5.
XV – We believe that only regularly baptized
and orderly Church Members have a right to communion at the Lord’s
Table. References: Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:17-20;
I Corinthians 5:7-11, 11:17-29.
XVI – We believe in Washing of the Saints’
Feet in an assembly of believers immediately after the Lord’s
Supper. References: John 13:2-17; I Timothy 5:9-10.