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Statement of Faith

Latham Bible Baptist & Latham Christian Academy

Holy Scriptures (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)

We believe that the Holy Bible, as originally written, was verbally inspired by God, and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore has truth without admixture of error for its matter.


God (Exodus 20:2-3; I Corinthians 8:8; I John 5:7)

We believe that there is only one living and true God, infinite in every excellence; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three distinct Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Satan (Matthew 4:1-3)

We believe in the distinct personality of Satan.


Creation (Genesis 1:2; John 1:3)

We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life.


Fall of Man (Genesis 3; Romans 10:9-13)

We believe that man, in the person of the first – Adam, was created in innocence, but by voluntary transgression fell into sin, thus plunging the whole race into condemnation and death.


Salvation by Grace (Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 10:9-13)

We believe that faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation from sin.


Redemption from Sin (John 3:7-16; Romans 3:24-25; Acts 16:30-33)

We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the redemption wrought by Jesus Christ.


The Church (Matthew 18:15-17; I Timothy 3:1-15)

We believe that the church universal is manifest through the local church which is the congregation of immersed believers, associated by the covenant of faith and the fellowship of the Gospel.


Ordinances (Acts 8:36-39; I Corinthians 11:23-32)

We believe that there are two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.


Righteous and Wicked (Romans 6:17-23; Matthew 25:41)

We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked.


The Return of Christ (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

We believe in the imminent, bodily, personal, premillenial return of Jesus Christ, and that He will come before the seven year tribulation period to catch away the Church.


The Resurrection (John 5:21-30; I Thessalonians 4:15)

We believe in the resurrection of the bodies of the dead; that the believers asleep in Christ will be raised at the coming of Christ for His Church.


Civil Government (Romans 13:1-7; Daniel 3:17-18)

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of human society.


Human Sexuality 

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God assigns gender at conception and forbids any attempts to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Gen. 1:27; Gen. 19:5,13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; I Cor. 5:1; 6:9; I Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4) We believe that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Gen. 2:24; Rom. 7:2; I Cor. 7:10; Eph. 5:22-23)

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