Click here to read the entire Doctrinal Statement for Rustic Hills Baptist Church.

A condensed Doctrinal Statement is below:

We believe and teach that God created all things in six literal, 24-hour days (Gen. 1-2), that He revealed Himself in the 66 books of the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit (II Tim. 3:16-17), that He sent His Son, Jesus, to be born of a virgin, to live a sinless life and to give His life as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sin (Heb. 10:12).  We believe that all men are born with a sin nature (Rom. 3:23), but that God’s gift of eternal life is available to those who will place their faith in Christ (Eph. 2:8-9).  We believe the Holy Spirit indwells those who place their faith in Christ (I Cor. 12:13) and that He gives gifts to all believers, though not the sign gifts given to the early church (tongues, interpretation of tongues, miraculous healing - I Cor. 13:8).  We believe that Jesus will come before the Tribulation to receive His Bride, the church (I Thess. 4:13-18) and again at the end of the Tribulation to reign on David’s Throne for 1000 years (the Millennium - Rev. 19-20).

 

Who is in Authority in a Baptist Church?

Baptist Churches believe in the autonomy of the local church. We have no denominational creed and are the final authority in disputes (Acts 15). We elect our own officers (Acts 6:1-7), send out missionaries (Acts 13:1-4), and are the final authority in discipline (Matthew 18:15-17) (Brown and Brown, 2009, p.10).