Southpoint Baptist Church exists for the purpose of sharing to our world the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-9) These buildings and grounds serve as a place in which to worship our Creator and learn of the great truths He has given us in the Bible. We also desire to provide believers with a place of service in Christ's Church and to equip them with the spiritual tools to be what they were meant to be. Our desire is to go forth from this place and by faithful missionary efforts reach this world through committed believers who serve in all areas of Christian service. We are a church that strives to provide fellowship, inspiration, education, training and ministry. As a light in this community we strive to be a spiritual and moral lighthouse that this community can look to for help.
Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE in one perfect, infinite, holy, and eternal God, Creator of all things, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (1 Peter 1:2; Mark 12:29)
WE BELIEVE in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, His virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death for our sins, His bodily resurrection, and His personal, literal, imminent return. (Isaiah 7:14, 1 Peter 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3-5; John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)
WE BELIEVE that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, our only infallible and authoritative rule for faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
WE BELIEVE that man was created in the image of God, but in Adam’s sin, the human race fell, and inherited a sin nature, and became alienated from God; that man is totally depraved and of himself, totally unable to remedy his lost condition. (Romans 3:10-19, Romans 5:12,19)
WE BELIEVE that marriage, as defined by the Bible, is between a man and a woman. (Genesis 2:18-25; Romans 1:26-32)
WE BELIEVE in salvation by grace, through faith, available freely to the whole human race, but received only by those who trust in the completed work of Christ. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23, 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, Ephesians 2:8-10)
WE BELIEVE that all who take Christ as Savior are born from above by action of the Holy Spirit and are eternally secure from all condemnation; rejection of Him brings condemnation to eternal Hell. (John 10:28, Romans 8:35, John 3:5-7,14,15, Romans 8:11, Revelation 20:11-15, John 5:24-29)
WE BELIEVE in righteous living and good works, not as a means of salvation, but as its evidence and fruit. (James 2:18-20, Ephesians 2:10)
WE BELIEVE in the distinct personality of Satan, that he is the “god of this age,” author of all the powers of darkness and sin, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal justice in the lake of fire. (1 Peter 5:8, Revelation 12:9-10)
WE BELIEVE in the Church which is the body and bride of Jesus Christ which includes all born-again believers, whose purpose is to glorify God through worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, witnessing of Christ, and observing the ordinances of her Lord. These are the Baptism of believers by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. (Ephesians 5:23-27, Revelation 19:7-9, Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Romans 6:3-5)
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit seals, baptizes, in-dwells, and regenerates all believing sinners at the moment of conversion; that He sovereignly gives every believer at least one gift for service, but that certain gifts of the tongue, the gift of healing, and the gift of miracles were temporary sign gifts and are no longer in the Church today. (John 16:7-15, John 14:17, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, Titus 3:5, 1 Corinthians 12:4-13)
WE BELIEVE in the bodily, personal return of Jesus Christ; that He will come for the believers, catching them away in the rapture. We believe that God will bring to pass the details of His Son’s return to earth in the manner taught in God’s Word. While we acknowledge the vast diversity of opinion surrounding the doctrine of the return of Christ, and do not wish to make this matter a test of fellowship, the general opinion held by the church is a pre-tribulational, pre-millennial position. (1 Corinthians 15:51-54, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 3:10)
WE ACKNOWLEDGE that the above doctrinal statement in no way exhausts the content of our faith which is in the entire Word of God. We do believe that these statements are representative of the sound doctrine taught in the Bible.