Belief

The articles of faith held by the Lexington Primitive Baptist Church

1.  We believe in one true and living God: Father, Son and Holy Ghost; these three are one.  (1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19)

2.  We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired word of God and the only rule of faith and practice, particularly the New Testament, for saints under this dispensation.  (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21; Romans 15:4)

3.  We believe in the fall of Adam and his posterity into condemnation by his transgression of God’s law, in total depravity of the human race in the impossibility of any of them to recover themselves or gain the favor of God by their own works or an act of their own ‘free will’.  (Romans 5:12; Romans 3:9-20; Ephesians 2:1; John 6:44)

4.  We believe God unconditionally elected a definite number of the human family in Jesus Christ and ordained them to eternal life and glory before the foundation of the world.  (Romans 8:29; Romans 9:11-13; Ephesians 1:4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; Acts 13:48)

5.  We believe Jesus Christ suffered and died in the room and stead of His elect, and only His elect are justified in the sight of God by the imputed righteousness of Christ.  (Acts 20:28; John 10:11; Hebrews 10:14; Romans 5:8-10)

6.  We believe that the Holy Spirit effectually calls, regenerates and sanctifies all the elect of God.  (John 6:37; 2 Timothy 1:9; Jude 1)

7.  We believe all the elect shall be preserved in grace by the power of God and never finally fall away.  (John 10:27; Romans 8:30; Philippians 1:6)

8.  We believe that good works, obedience to the commands of God, are well pleasing in His sight and should be maintained; but, they are to be considered as evidence of a gracious state and not a condition of eternal salvation. (Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 13:16; James 2:17-18; Galatians 5:22-23)

9.  We believe that baptism and the Lord’s supper are the ordinances of the church established by Jesus Christ and that true believers are the only fit subjects for baptism, immersion being the only proper mode.  (Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:24-25)

10.  We believe that as our Lord and Savior washed His disciples’ feet, we ought to wash one another’s feet.  (John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:10)

11.  We believe in the resurrection of the dead, both of the just and of the unjust, and a general judgment, and that the happiness of the righteous and the suffering of the wicked will be everlasting.  (John 5:28-29; Revelation 20:12-15)