What we believe here at Tramway Baptist
This is not an exhaustive list of everything that we believe here at Tramway Baptist, but here are the essentials:
We believe that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man. We believe that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 2:13), verbally inspired in every word (2 Timothy 3:16), inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God-breathed.
We believe that there is one God (Isaiah 45:5-7), who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, who is Jesus Christ (Luke 22:70, John 10:30) and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). We believe that God is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1-31), and that He is perfect, holy, righteous, omnipotent, omniscient, loving and merciful.
We believe that mankind was created by God (Genesis 2:7) and was created in His image (Genesis 1:26). We believe that because of mans disobedience in the garden (Genesis 2:16-17, 3:1-19) that man has fallen, has a sinful nature, and that all are sinners (Romans 3:23, 1 Corinthians 2:14, 1st John 1:8).
We believe that because man has fallen, and that we are all sinners that we are due the wrath of God (Romans 2:5, Ephesians 5:6). Fortunately we also believe that through the Gospel this can be avoided.
We believe that in accordance with His Word (Luke 24:27), Jesus Christ came to Earth, was born of a virgin (Luke 1:35), and that He lived a perfect and sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21). We believe that Christ was crucified, died, and rose from the dead in order to pay for our sins and so that we might know God and spend eternity with Him (Romans 5:8-9, 1st Peter 2:24, 3:18).
We believe that if a person will believe these things and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9-10) that God will forgive them of their sins (Ephesians 1:7), and that the Holy Spirit will change them and make them a new creation (2nd Corinthians 5:17). When this happens, we believe that a person can know God, and spend eternity with Him.
We believe that anyone who believes and professes Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior is placed into the body of Christ, the Church. We believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22).
We believe that the church has been called to glorify God, and to spread the good news of the Gospel to every person, baptizing them, and discipling them so that they might grow in their faith (Matthew 28:19-20). It is our understanding that all believers are called to be involved in ministry so that they might assist in spreading the Gospel and teaching others (1st Corinthians 15:58)
We believe that upon ones professing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior that the church has been instructed to baptize by fully immersing them in water (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41, Acts 8:12)