Raleigh Avenue Baptist Church is a fellowship of Christians who find the following beliefs to be absolutely essential:
We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons; The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit.
II Corinthians 13:14
We believe that Jesus is God the Son, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.
John 1:14, I Peter 2:24, I Corinthians 15:3-4
We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing nonbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every Believer.
John 16:8, John 14:16-18
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.
II Timothy 3:16
We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.
Genesis 1:26, Romans 5:12, Romans 3:23
We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:8-9, Mark 1:15, Acts 20:21
We believe that ever person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell, and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
II Thessalonians 1:8, John 14:1-6
We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after one's profession of faith.
Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36-38
We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.