What We Believe

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ABOUT GOD

North Shelby Baptist Church believes that there is one true God. We believe that God created all things and that we are responsible to Him. We believe that, though God is one, He expresses and reveals Himself as a Trinity, three-in-one, as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

ABOUT JESUS

We believe that every person has sinned. Though we have sinned against Him, the eternal God came to this world as Jesus Christ, born in a stable in Bethlehem, as the Son of a virgin, to be the Savior of the world. The New Testament Gospels tell us about His life, His miracles, and His teachings. He never sinned. He died for the sins of all humanity, as our Substitute Sacrifice, taking our penalty for sin. He was buried and rose again the third day, the first “Easter” Sunday. He went back up into Heaven and sent the Holy Spirit to those who believe in Him.

ABOUT FORGIVENESS

When any person is sorry for their sins, and wants to live in God’s will, and believes that God sent Jesus to die and then raised Him from the dead, then God forgives the sins. Such an experience of repenting and believing is being “born again,” becoming “saved.” The Holy Spirit enters the repentant believer, never to leave and always seeking to lead him/her in the understanding of the Bible and the application of its teaching to life.

ABOUT LIFE

We believe that life is to be lived for the glory of God. We are to worship, to learn and to love others and to help them become followers of Jesus. We believe that the Lord loves all people, all races, nationalities, and languages. We believe in praying for, giving to, and going to serve as missionaries.

ABOUT HIS RETURN

We believe that Jesus’ promise of His return is true.