Gospel believing - Christ proclaiming
A Note From the Pastor:
We believe that the Holy God of heaven has called us into an eternal relationship with Him - to be a people for His glory. His amazing love compels us to come together each Sunday to give him our heartfelt worship. We come together on Sunday mornings to sing, pray and study God's word to us - the Bible.
Maranatha Baptist is not merely a building though, it is a living family of people... people who live together in the love of Jesus Christ and the power of His Spirit.
We would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings and for any of our weekly programs. If you have any questions about the church or if we can help you in any way, please contact us.
Pastor Keith Falconer
What we Believe
We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments were verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.
2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Pet 1:19-21
The Triune Godhead
We believe in one God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, who exists in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Deut 6:4; Gen 1:1; Mat 28:19; Gen 1:26; 2 Cor 13:14
We believe in The Father, who is Spirit, infinite, eternal and unchangeable in all His attributes.
Jn 4:24; Mal 3:6; 1 Tim 1:17; Ps 90:2; Num 23:19; Jas 1:17
We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son; in His eternal existence with The Father in pre-incarnate glory; in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and glorious personal return.
Jn 1:1; 10:38; 14:9-24; 17; Is 7:14; Heb 7:26; I Cor 15: 3-4; Gal 4:4; Acts 1:11; I Tim 3:16
We believe in the Holy Spirit who with The Father and The Son is worthy of our worship; who convicts the world of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness and judgment; who makes the death of Christ effective to sinners, enabling them to turn to God in repentance and directing their trust towards the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe He is present within all believers, sanctifying us and making us partakers in Christ’s risen life, pointing us to Jesus, and leading us into all truth.
Jn 3:5-8; 14:15-17; 15:26; 16:7-11,13; Rom 8:9,16
The Devil (Satan)
We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, and the archenemy of God and man.
Gen 3: 1-5; 1 Pet 5:8; Rev 12: 9; 20:2
We believe that man was divinely created in the image of God; that he sinned, becoming guilty before God, resulting in total depravity, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.
Gen 1:26; 2:7; 3; Rom 3:9-23; 5:12 Eph 2:1-3
We believe that Salvation is through the sovereign, electing grace of God acting in mercy and love toward mankind; and that it is appropriated by faith in the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sin and rose again in triumph over death. We believe that we are justified by faith alone and that repentance is wrought in our souls by the regenerating Holy Spirit of God by whose gracious work in us we become partakers of the divine nature and through whom we manifest the fruit of the Spirit to the glory of God.
Eph 2:8; I Cor 15:1-4; Rom 4:25; 5:1, 8-11; 10:9-10; Jn 3:16; 5:28-29; Tit 3:4-7; Acts 1:11; Gal 5:22-23
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.
Acts 2:10-11; Mat 16:27; 24:36-44; 25:31-46; 1 Thes 4:13-18; 1 Cor 15:20-26
The Local Church
We believe that the local church is a gathered company of baptized believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus and submissive to His Lordship. We are voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members and the propagation of the Gospel. We believe that while it is an independent body exercising its own divinely awarded gifts and precepts according to Scripture, it is but a part of the greater Body of Christ. We believe in the observance of two ordinances: Believers Baptism by immersion on confession of faith in Jesus Christ and the Lord’s supper in which the bread and the cup symbolize the Lord’s broken body and shed blood, remembering and proclaiming His death until He comes again.
Heb 10:25; Eph 1:22-23; 4:4-6, 11-13; 1 Cor 11:23-26; 14:26; 2 Cor 6:16-17; Mk 16:16
The Church’s Mission
Maranatha Baptist Church has accepted as its mission purpose that “Empowered and gifted by the Holy Spirit, we will make, equip and mobilize passionate disciples of Jesus Christ to minister in the Church, community and beyond – all to the glory of God.”