Our Mission Statement

To build the Family of God one person at a time.  To accomplish this, we will share the Gospel as well as live to demonstrate the light and love of the Lord Jesus Christ at all times and in every relationship by walking in faith guided by the Holy Spirit.​


 

Our Beliefs

THE SCRIPTURES

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

Exodus 24:4Deuteronomy 4:1-217:19Joshua 8:34

Psalms 19:7-10119:11,89,105,140Isaiah 34:1640:8

Jeremiah 15:1636:1-32Matthew 5:17-1822:29

Luke 21:3324:44-46John 5:3916:13-1517:17Acts :16ff.; 17:11

Romans 15:416:25-262 Timothy 3:15-17

Hebrews 1:1-24:121 Peter 1:252 Peter 1:19-21.

 

GOD

There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

GOD THE FATHER

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:12:7Exodus 3:146:2-315:11ff.; 20:1ff.; 

Leviticus 22:2Deuteronomy 6:432:61 Chronicles 29:10

Psalm 19:1-3Isaiah 43:3,1564:8Jeremiah 10:1017:13

Matthew 6:9ff.; 7:1123:928:19Mark 1:9-11

John 4:245:2614:6-1317:1-8Acts 1:7Romans 8:14-15

1 Corinthians 8:6Galatians 4:6Ephesians 4:6Colossians 1:15

1 Timothy 1:17Hebrews 11:612:91 Peter 1:171 John 5:7.

GOD THE SON

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

Genesis 18:1ff.; Psalms 2:7ff.; 110:1ff.; Isaiah 7:1453

Matthew 1:18-233:178:2911:2714:3316:16,2717:527

28:1-6,19Mark 1:13:11Luke 1:354:4122:7024:46

John 1:1-18,2910:30,3811:25-2712:44-5014:7-1116:15-16,28

17:1-521-2220:1-20,28Acts 1:92:22-247:55-569:4-5,20

Romans 1:3-43:23-265:6-218:1-3,3410:41 Corinthians 1:30

2:28:615:1-8,24-282 Corinthians 5:19-218:9Galatians 4:4-5

Ephesians 1:203:114:7-10Philippians 2:5-11Colossians 1:13-22

2:91 Thessalonians 4:14-181 Timothy 2:5-63:16Titus 2:13-14

Hebrews 1:1-34:14-157:14-289:12-15,24-2812:213:8

1 Peter 2:21-253:221 John 1:7-93:24:14-155:92 John 7-9

Revelation 1:13-165:9-1412:10-1113:819:16.

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Genesis 1:2Judges 14:6Job 26:13Psalms 51:11139:7ff.; 

Isaiah 61:1-3Joel 2:28-32Matthew 1:183:164:112:28-32

28:19Mark 1:10,12Luke 1:354:1,18-1911:1312:1224:49

John 4:2414:16-17,2615:2616:714Acts1:82:1-,384:315:3

6:37:558:17,3910:4413:215:2816:619:1-6

Romans 8:9-11,14-16,26-271 Corinthians 2:10-143:16

12:3-11,13Galatians 4:6Ephesians 1:13-144:305:18

1 Thessalonians 5:191 Timothy 3:164:12 Timothy 1:143:16

Hebrews 9:8,142 Peter 1:21John 4:135:6-7Revelation 1:1022:17.

 

MAN

Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-302:5,7,18-2239:6Psalms 18:3-632:1-551:5

Isaiah 6:5Jeremiah 17:5Matthew 16:26Acts 17:26-31

Romans 1:19-323:10-18,235:6,12,196:67:14-258:14-18,29

1 Corinthians 1:21-3115:19,21-22Ephesians 2:1-22

Colossians 1:21-223:9-11.


SALVATION

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

Genesis 3:15Exodus 3:14-176:2-8Matthew 1:214:1716:21-26

27:22-28:6Luke 1:68-692:28-32John 1:11-14,293:3-21,36

5:2410:9,28-2915:1-1617:17Acts 2:214:1215:1116:30-31

17:30-3120:32Romans 1:16-182:43:23-254:3ff.; 5:8-10

6:1-238:1-18,29-39;10:9-10,1313:11-141 Corinthians 1:18,30

6:19-2015:102 Corinthians 5:17-20Galatians 2:203:13

5:22-256:15Ephesians 1:72:8-224:11-16Philippians 2:12-13

Colossians 1:9-223:1ff.; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-242 Timothy 1:12

Titus 2:11-14Hebrews 2:1-35:8-99:24-2811:1-12:8,14

James 2:14-261 Peter 1:2-231 John 1:6-2:11

Revelation 3:2021:1-22:5.


GOD'S PURPOSE OF GRACE

Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.

Genesis 12:1-3Exodus 19:5-81 Samuel 8:4-7,19-22Isaiah 5:1-7

Jeremiah 31:31ff.; Matthew 16:18-1921:28-4524:22,3125:34

Luke 1:68-792:29-3219:41-4424:44-48John 1:12-14;3:16

5:246:44-45,6510:27-2915:1617:6,12,17-18Acts 20:32

Romans 5:9-108:28-3910:12-1511:5-7,26-361 Corinthians 1:1-2

15:24-28Ephesians 1:4-232:1-103:1-11Colossians 1:12-14

2 Thessalonians 2:13-142 Timothy 1:122:10,19Hebrews 11:39–12:2

James 1:121 Peter 1:2-5,132:4-101 John 1:7-92:193:2.


THE CHURCH

A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. Its scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

Matthew 16:15-1918:15-20Acts 2:41-42,475:11-146:3-6

13:1-314:23,2715:1-3016:520:28Romans 1:7

1 Corinthians 1:23:165:4-57:179:13-1412Ephesians 1:22-23

2:19-22;3:8-11,215:22-32Philippians 1:1Colossians 1:18

1 Timothy 2:9-143:1-154:14Hebrews 11:39-40

1 Peter 5:1-4Revelation 2-321:2-3.


BAPTISM & THE LORD'S SUPPER

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Matthew 3:13-1726:26-3028:19-20Mark 1:9-1114:22-26

Luke 3:21-2222:19-20John 3:23Acts 2:41-428:35-39

16:30-3320:7Romans 6:3-51 Corinthians 10:16,2111:23-29

Colossians 2:12.


EVANGELISM & MISSIONS

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations... to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.

Genesis 12:1-3Exodus 19:5-6Isaiah 6:1-8Matthew 9:37-38

10:5-1513:18-3037-4316:1922:9-1024:1428:18-20

Luke 10:1-1824:46-53John 14:11-1215:7-8,1617:1520:21

Acts 1:828:26-4010:42-4813:2-3Romans 10:13-15

Ephesians 3:1-111 Thessalonians 1:82 Timothy 4:5

Hebrews 2:1-311:39-12:21 Peter 2:4-10Revelation 22:17.

THE LORD'S DAY

The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. …It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.

Exodus 20:8-11Matthew 12:1-1228:1ff.; Mark 2:27-2816:1-7

Luke 24:1-3,33-36John 4:21-2420:1,19-28Acts 20:7

Romans 14:5-10I Corinthians 16:1-2Colossians 2:163:16

Revelation 1:10.

LAST THINGS

God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.

Isaiah 2:411:9Matthew 16:2718:8-919:2824:27,30,36,44

25:31-4626:64Mark 8:389:43-48Luke 12:40,4816:19-26

17:22-3721:27-28John 14:1-3Acts 1:1117:31Romans 14:10

1 Corinthians 4:515:24-28,35-582 Corinthians 5:10

Philippians 3:20-21Colossians 1:53:41 Thessalonians 4:14-18

5:1ff.; 2 Thessalonians 1:7ff.; 21 Timothy 6:142 Timothy 4:1,8

Titus 2:13Hebrews 9:27-28James 5:82 Peter 3:7ff.; 1 John 2:28

3:2Jude 14Revelation 1:183:1120:1-22:13.

EDUCATION

The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence … there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. …The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.

Deuteronomy 4:1,5,9,146:1-1031:12-13Nehemiah 8:1-8

Job 28:28Psalms 19:7ff.; 119:11Proverbs 3:13ff.; 4:1-10

8:1-7,1115:14Ecclesiastes 7:19Matthew 5:27:24ff.; 

28:19-20Luke 2:401 Corinthians 1:18-31Ephesians 4:11-16

Philippians 4:8Colossians 2:3,8-91 Timothy 1:3-7

2 Timothy 2:153:14-17Hebrews 5:12-6:3James 1:53:17.


STEWARDSHIP

God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.

Genesis 14:20Leviticus 27:30-32Deuteronomy 8:18

Malachi 3:8-12Matthew 6:1-4,19-2119:2123:2325:14-29

Luke 12:16-21,4216:1-13Acts 2:44-475:1-1117:24-2520:35

Romans 6:6-2212:1-21 Corinthians 4:1-26:19-201216:1-4

2 Corinthians 8-912:15Philippians 4:10-191 Peter 1:18-19.


COOPERATION

Christ's people should … organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. …Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.

Exodus 17:1218:17ff.; Judges 7:21Ezra 1:3-42:68-695:14-15

Nehemiah 48:1-5Matthew 10:5-1520:1-1622:1-1028:19-20

Mark 2:3Luke 10:1ff.; Acts 1:13-142:1ff.; 4:31-3713:2-315:1-35

1 Corinthians 1:10-173:5-15122 Corinthians 8-9

Galatians 1:6-10Ephesians 4:1-16Philippians 1:15-18.


THE CHRISTIAN & THE SOCIAL ORDER

All Christians are under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in our own lives and in human society... in the spirit of Christ, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. We should work to provide for the orphaned, the needy, the abused, the aged, the helpless, and the sick. We should speak on behalf of the unborn and contend for the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death...

Exodus 20:3-17Leviticus 6:2-5Deuteronomy 10:1227:17

Psalm 101:5Micah 6:8Zechariah 8:16Matthew 5:13-16,43-48

22:36-4025:35Mark 1:29-342:3ff.; 10:21Luke 4:18-21

10:27-3720:25John 15:1217:15Romans 12–14

1Corinthians 5:9-106:1-77:20-2410:23-11:1Galatians 3:26-28

Ephesians 6:5-9Colossians 3:12-171 Thessalonians 3:12Philemon

James 1:272:8.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.

Genesis 1:272:7Matthew 6:6-7,2416:2622:21John 8:36

Acts 4:19-20Romans 6:1-213:1-7Galatians 5:1,13

Philippians 3:201 Timothy 2:1-2James 4:12

1 Peter 2:12-173:11-174:12-19.


FAMILY

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption.

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. ... The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation... Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage.

Genesis 1:26-282:15-253:1-20Exodus 20:12Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Joshua 24:151 Samuel 1:26-28Psalms 51:578:1-8127128

139:13-16Proverbs 1:85:15-206:20-2212:413:2414:1

17:618:2222:6,1523:13-1424:329:15,1731:10-31

Ecclesiastes 4:9-129:9Malachi 2:14-16Matthew 5:31-3218:2-5

19:3-9Mark 10:6-12Romans 1:18-321 Corinthians 7:1-16

Ephesians 5:21-336:1-4Colossians 3:18-211 Timothy 5:8,14

2 Timothy 1:3-5Titus 2:3-5Hebrews 13:41 Peter 3:1-7.

 
 

(Telephone) 352-726-7520 ---- (Cell) 352-279-1836

Aripeka Baptist Church
18731 Aripeka Rd, (P.O. Box 38)
Aripeka, FL 34679

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