About Old Paths Bible Baptist Church
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally inspired; that it is truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.
a) By the “Holy Bible” we mean that collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God. We believe the “Holy Bible,” as it appears in the English language, is the Authorized 1611 King James Bible. We believe this Bible is the product of God’s watchful hand of preservation.
b) By “inspiration” we mean that the books of the Bible were spoken first by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit according to II Peter 1:21, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or will ever be inspired.
Psalms 19:7–11; 119:89, 105, 130, 160; Proverbs 30:5–6; Isaiah 8:20; Luke 16:31; 24:25–27, 44–45; John 5:39, 45–47; 12:48; 17:17; Acts 1:16; 28:25; Romans 3:4; 15:4; Ephesians 6:17; II Timothy 3:16–17; I Peter 1:23; II Peter 1:19–21; Revelation 22:19.
Freeness of Salvation
We believe in God’s electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent, and obedient faith; that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel, which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.
Isaiah 55:1, 6–7; Matthew 11:28; John 3:15–16, 18, 36; 5:40; 6:37; Romans 8:29–30; 10:13; I Corinthians 15:10; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; I Thessalonians 1:4; I Timothy 1:15; Titus 1:1; I Peter 1:2; Revelation 22:17.
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth, inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
Genesis 17:1; Exodus 15:11; 20:2–3; Psalms 83:18; 90:2; 147:5; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 28:19; Mark 12:30; John 4:24; 10:30; 15:26; 17:5; Acts 5:3–4; Romans 11:33; Ephesians 2:18; 4:6; Philippians 2:5–6; I Corinthians 2:10–11; 8:6; 12:4–6; II Corinthians 13:14; I Timothy 1:17; I John 5:7; Revelation 4:11.