New Life Bible Baptist

1175 S. Grove St. Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

The Scriptures

             I Thessalonians 2:13

            II Timothy 3:16

            Psalms 12: 6-8

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, as it is in truth, the Word of God. We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God's preservation of His pure words to every generation. The Masoretic Text of the Old Testament and the Received Text of the New Testament (Textus Receptus) are those texts of the original languages we accept and use; the King James Version of the Bible is the only English version we accept and use. The Bible is our sole authority for faith and practice.


The Godhead

Deuteronomy 6:4

II Corinthians 13:14

We believe in one True God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections


The Person and Work of Christ

                John 1:1-2, 14

 Luke 1:35

 Isaiah 9:6; 7:14

 Philippians 2:5-8

 Galatians 4:4-5 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God; having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. 


                 Romans 3:24-25

 I Peter 2:24

 Ephesians 1:7

I Peter 1:3-5
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.


Acts 1:9-10

Hebrews 9:24, 7:25

Romans 8:34

                I John 2:1-2
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven; is now exalted at the right hand of God; where as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

John 16:8-11

II Corinthians 3:6

I Corinthians 12:12-14

Romans 8:9

Ephesians 1:13-14
We believe the Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.


II Corinthians 12:12

I Corinthians 13:8

Hebrews 2:3-4

Mark 16:17-20

I Corinthians 1:22, 14:21-22
We believe the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary. We believe speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit and ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayer of believers for physical healing.


Genesis 1:26-27

Romans 3:22-23

Ephesians 2:1-3, 12
We believe man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

 Psalm 8:4-9

                 Colossians 3:9-11
The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and is mindful of him, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every individual possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.


The Way of Salvation

Acts 20:21

Ephesians 2:8-10

John 1:12

I Peter 1:18-19
We believe the clear message of salvation is acceptance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ We believe salvation is "by grace" plus nothing minus nothing. We believe men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

John 6:37-40


Romans 8:1, 38-39

I Corinthians 1:4-8

I Peter 1:4-5

Jude 1, 2
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that eternal life is the present possession of every believer.


The Church

 Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27

I Corinthians 12:12-14

II Corinthians 11:2
We believe the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age which began with Christ and the Apostles, was empowered at Pentecost, and will be caught up to be with Christ at the Rapture

Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32

I Timothy 3:1-13

Titus 1:5-11 

We believe the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures.

Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31, 20:28

Romans 16:1, 4

I Corinthians 3:9, 16, 5:4-7, 13

I Peter 5:1-4
We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control.

The Ordinances of the Church

Matthew. 28:19-20

Acts 2:41-42, 18:18

I Corinthians 11:23-26
We recognize the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and the Lord's Supper as a Scriptural means of testimony for the Church in this age.

Biblical Separation

II Timothy 3:1-5

Romans 12:1, 2, 14:13

I John 2:15-17

II John 9-11

II Corinthians 6:14-7:1
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God


Human Sexuality

               Genesis 2:24; 19:5, 13; 26:8-9

Leviticus 18:1-30

Romans 1:26-29

I Corinthians 5:1; 6:9

I Thessalonians 4:1-8

Hebrews 13:4 

We believe God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in, outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex.

We believe God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery, chemical treatment or appearance. 


               Genesis 2:24

Romans 7:2

I Corinthians 7:10

Ephesians 5:22-23 

We believe the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.


The Return of Christ

I Thessalonians 4:13-18

Titus 2:13

I Thessalonians 1:10

Revelation 3:10

Zechariah 14:4-11

Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6

Psalm 89:3-4
We believe the "Blessed Hope" of our Lord's return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, premillennial, and pretribulation. He will rapture His Church prior to the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of the tribulation Christ will return with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth.


Our Eternal State

Matthew 25:46

John 5:28, 29, 11:25-26

Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.


Luke 23:43

Revelation 20:4-6

II Corinthians 5:8

Philippians 1:23, 3:21

I Thessalonians 4:16-17

We believe the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord.


                Luke 16:19-26

Matthew 25:41-46

II Thessalonians 1:7-9

Jude 6-7

Mark 9:43-48

Revelation 20:11-15

We believe the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment.


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