A Brief Statement of What We Believe
Solid Rock Baptist Church is a fundamental, independent, Bible-believing, local congregation. We are dedicated to preaching, teaching, and practicing the principles of the word of God.
We believe that the absolute and final authority for faith and practice is the word of God as contained in the King James 1611 Authorized Version of the Holy Bible. We believe the Bible is inspired of and preserved by God. (2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 12:6,7)
We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious blood atonement for sinners, literal bodily resurrection from the dead, current priestly intercession for the saved at the right hand of the Father, and His soon return. (1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Peter 3:18; Romans 8:34; John 14:3)
We believe that salvation is the free pardon of sins and the free gift of eternal life to those who put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work upon the cross of Calvary, and that once saved the Christian is eternally secure in Christ, and cannot "lose salvation." (Acts 13:38, 39; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 5:24)
We believe that water baptism is by immersion and only for believers. It has no saving merits whatsoever and is simply an act of obedience and a matter of testimony for the Christian. It is to be done in the "name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." (Matthew 28:19)
We believe that Christians are a "peculiar people" who should be "zealous of good works" and do their best to maintain a good testimony for Christ before the world. Christians should attempt to live godly lives and to keep themselves "unspotted from the world." (Romans 12:1, 2; 2 Corinthians 6:17; Titus 2:14; James 1:27)
We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church, followed by the seven year tribulation period known as Daniel's "70th week," and the reign of Antichrist, after which Christ will return with His church to setup His literal, earthly, millennial kingdom. (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:6)
We believe it is the duty of every believer to witness for the Lord Jesus Christ. Individually, and corporately as a church, we are responsible to "preach the gospel to every creature" and to "teach all nations" through local outreach and world missions. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8)