CHURCH AFFILIATION AND DOCTRINAL STATEMENT
OF
SWAT TEAM FOR CHRIST

WE ARE MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING OF THE CAPITOL CITY BAPTIST CHURCH. OUR PASTORS NAME IS ADAM THOMPSON AND HE CAN BE REACHED AT 512-288-3851. WE MOSTLY MINISTER IN INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCHES. THE EXCEPTION WOULD PROVE THE RULE.

DOCTRINAL STATEMENT

WE BELIEVE…

…IN THE VERBAL INSPIRATION AND SOLE AUTHORITY OF THE 66 BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, PRESERVED WITHOUT ERROR FOR THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE IN THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION.

…THAT THERE IS ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, EXISTING IN THREE PERSONS: GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT.

…IN THE DIETY AND VIRGIN BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD. WE BELIEVE IN HIS BLOODY DEATH ON THE CROSS, HIS BURIAL AND HIS BODILY RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION BACK TO HEAVEN.

…IN THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, WHICH INCLUDED: CONVICTION OF SIN, REGENERATION OF SINNERS, AND INDWELLING OF ALL BELIEVERS. WE ALSO STAND AGAINST THE CHARISMATIC PERVERSION OF THE HOLY GHOST AND HIS GIFTS.

…ALL MEN ARE BORN SINNERS AND CAN ONLY BE SAVED WHEN CHRIST IS RECEIVED AS PERSONAL SAVIOUR. THEREFORE, SALVATION IS ONLY "BY GRACE", THE CONDITIONS TO SALVATION BEING REPENTANCE AND FAITH. THUS, ETERNAL LIFE IS A GIFT OF GOD NOT OF WORKS.

…IN THE ETERNAL SALVATION OF THE BELIEVER, AND THAT THIS ETERNAL LIFE CANNOT BE LOST UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IN THIS CHURCH AGE. WE FURTHER BELIEVE THAT EACH CHRISTIAN HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO LIVE A HOLY LIFE AND NOT FULFILL THE LUSTS OF THE FLESH.

…IN THE IMMERSION OF THE BELIEVER IN WATER TO SIGNIFY CHRIST’S DEATH, BURIAL AND RESURRECTION AND THE BELIEVER’S INDENTIFICATION WITH SUCH AS A TESTIMONY OF SALVATION. WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WATER BAPTISM SAVES OR WASHES AWAY SIN, SINCE ONLY FAITH IN THE BLOOD OF CHRIST IS EFFECTIVE FOR SUCH WITHOUT WORKS.

…THAT A LOCAL NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH IS A GROUP OF BAPTIZED BELIEVERS, UNITED FOR THE PURPOSE TO LEARN AND SPREAD THE WORD OF GOD, INCLUDING WORLD-WIDE MISSIONS. WE BELIEVE THE CHURCH IS COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT WITH NO OTHER PERSON, GROUP, OR BODY HAVING THE AUTHORITY, RIGHT OF INTERVENTION OR CONTROL WHATSOEVER OF HER AFFAIRS. WE FURTHERMORE STAND AGAINST THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT.

…IN THE VISIBLE, PERSONAL, PREMILLENNIAL AND PRETRIBULATIONAL RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST FOR HIS SAINTS, WHICH INCLUDES THE BODILY RESURRECTION OF THE SAVED DEAD WITH THE CATCHING AWAY OF THE LIVING SAVED IN THE CLOUDS. WE FURTHER BELIEVE IN A LITERAL 1,000 YEAR REIGN OF JESUS CHRIST UPON THE EARTH, AND THE EVERLASTING CONSCIOUS BLESSEDNESS OF THE SAVED AND THE EVERLASTING CONSCIOUS PUNISHMENT OF THE LOST IN HELL AND ULTIMATELY THE LAKE OF FIRE FOREVER.

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