What We Believe

The Greater Brandon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church professes the following doctrinal belief:
 
Church Doctrine: the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group:
 
We Believe....In the unity of the Godhead and the equal Divinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, a full and free salvation proclaimed to all in Christ; the atonement and redemption by meritorious sacrifice of Christ; justification by faith, not by works; the absolute necessity of regeneration in order to achieve salvation; the Holy Spirit as the author and finisher of saving faith and sanctification; the personal election of believers; the perseverance of the saints by upholding grace; the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting; also the endless duration of rewards and punishments, to be assigned by Christ, the judge of quick and dead, at His coming and glory.
 
We Believe.....Christian churches are to be formed of believers in Christ who give evidence of a change of heart and have been baptized.
 
We Believe....The government of the church is not left in the hands of any one man/woman or number of men/women, distinct from the body, but that is left with the whole church.
 
We Believe....God has appointed the preaching of the Gospel for the edification of His church and the advancement of His kingdom; that it is the duty of church members to contribute to the support of the ministry as God in His providence may give them ability.
 
We Believe....God calls men/women, by His Spirit, to preach the Gospel and that it is the duty of the individual thus called to study to show him/her approved unto God and workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
 
We Believe....That Jesus Christ has appointed two positive institutions or ordinances to be observed in His church-baptism and the Lord's Supper; that baptism is immersed in water, in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and believers only are capable of rightfully receiving the ordinances, that baptism precedes the Lord's Supper and none but ordained clergy and deacons have the right to adminster them.
 
We Believe.... That there will be resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust; that the just will rise to everlasting life and the unjust to everlasting shame and contempt.