Statement of Faith





Preparing People for the Lord 

PREPARING  PEOPLE FOR THE LORD BEGINS WITH THE PURPOSE OF Preaching-the Great Confession.
We here at South Carolina Wedding Chapel  believe it does make a difference what you believe; therefore, it makes a difference what we preach! In 2 Timothy 4:1 we are instructed to “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth. And shall be turned unto fables.Bible  Baptist Church, believes the manner by which we live our lives is based on what we believe, For this reason  we must teach God’s Holy Word without apology. God’s Word is the final authority for the church, the believer, the Christian Home and a Christian nation. We use the King James Version of the Bible for all preaching, teaching and instruction here at Bible Baptist Church.These are the listed Articles of Faith of BBC as found in the Word of God:1.        We believe in the verbal, complete, and total inspiration and authority of the Holy Scriptures. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:212.        We believe in the Holy Trinity; one God eternally existing in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 1 John 5:7; Matthew 3:16-173.        We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ.Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-254.        We believe in Christ’s death on the cross and His shed blood as the only sacrifice for sin. Romans 3:25; Hebrews 9:125.        We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ Matthew 28:6; Mark 16:66.        We believe in the personal and imminent return of Jesus Christ. Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-167.        We believe in the new birth, that being born again is necessary for salvation. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:238.        We believe that salvation is not dependent upon works of the flesh (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5), but comes to any who by faith receive Jesus Christ as personal Savior. (John 1:12; John 3:16)9.        We believe in the blessed assurance and eternal security of all believers who have personally received Jesus Christ. John 10:27-28; 1 John 5:11-1310.        We believe in two church ordinances:(1) Baptism – Acts 2:41; Romans 6:3-4(2) The Lord’s Supper – Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 These ordinances are not a means of, nor essential to salvation.11.        We believe in believers living a separated life.Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 6:1412.        We believe in tithing. Malachi 3:8-10′ 1 Corinthians 16:213.        We believe in soul winning. Proverbs 11:30; James 5:2014.        We believe in a literal heaven (John 14:2-3; 2 Corinthians 5:1) and a literal hell (Luke 16:23; Revelation 20:11-15).15.        We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:51-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; Revelation 21:40); the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment (Matthew 25:41-46; Revelation 20:11-15).16.        We believe in separation of Church and State.Matthew 22:21; Acts 5:27-2917.         We believe marriage is between a man and a woman. Gen 2:21-25 Someone once said a man’s confession of what he believes has eternal dividends. Romans 10:10 “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation;” We believe and preach the Bible without apology.

 

Our Priority 

MAKING READY PEOPLE FOR THE LORD OUR PRIORITY AND SHOULD BE OF EVERY CHRISTIAN.The priority of South Carolina Wedding Chapel is to glorify God!  Jesus singled out the greatest commandment to his disciples in Matthew 22:37 “Thou shalt love the Lord they God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”Therefore the church is reminded in Ephesians 3:20 “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”This priority should be carried out regardless of the activity says 1 Corinthians 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” In every activity, social event, ministry, service, class, and function, we want to glorify God with our attitudes and actions.Paul explains this priority in Colossians 1:18 “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”Jesus Christ is number one…not the pastor, not a special family, not the wealthiest member, not a talented musician, not the properties, not our achievements…the LORD JESUS CHRIST is number one! He deserves the preeminence in Bible Baptist Church. Jesus gets all the glory, the praise, the honor, the credit, and worship…and any good people, any good accomplishments, any good talents, any good facilities, are directly the result of the blessings received from the Lord Jesus Christ, and we PRAISE AND THANK HIM!

  

Our Purpose 

WHY FOCUS ON MAKING READY PEOPLE FOR THE LORD? IT IS OUR PURPOSE!The Great Commission.  Jesus gave the church a great commission…to preach the gospel to every creature! “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”(Matthew 28:19-20)It is recorded at least five times in the New Testament and each time a promise accompanies it:Matthew 28:19-20 – The Promise of His PresenceMark 16:15 – The Promise of His ProtectionLuke 24:46-49 – The Promise of His ProgramJohn 20:21 – The Promise of His PeaceActs 1:18 – The Promise of His PowerThe Great Commission is great because of its magnitude, message, meaning, motive, and miracle. The Great Commission can be summarized with seven words: MAKE DISCIPLES OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. This includes a personal conversion (Belief), a public confession (Baptism), and a progressive conformation (Behavior).The church is supposed to be a “soul-saving station”. The church is not a museum to display religious relics, but rather a hospital where sick people get healed,  to help bring lost souls to safety. Jesus prayed we would be unified so that we could convince a lost world that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of the living God. We are unified to win souls to Jesus!John 17:21 “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.”

  


  

 

Plan of Salvation 

Do you know Christ as your personal Savior? Have you ever received the Lord Jesus Christ into your life? Realize That God Loves You God loves you and has a plan for your life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

The Bible Says That All Men Are Sinners.  Our sins have separated us from God. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23God made man in His own image. He gave man the ability to choose right from wrong. We choose to sin. Our sins keep us from God.God’s Word Also Says That Sin Must Be Paid For“ For the wages of sin is death....” Romans 6:23 Wages means payment. The payment of our sin is death and hell, separation from God forever. If we continue in our sin, we shall die without Christ and be without God forever.The Good News Is That Christ Paid For Our Sins All of our sins were laid on Christ on the cross. He paid our sin debt for us. The Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross, and He arose from the dead. He is alive forevermore.“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 We Must Personally Pray And Receive Christ By Faith The Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13  Pray And Receive Christ As Your Savior Lord, I know that I am a sinner. If I died today, I would not go to heaven. Forgive my sin, come into my life and be my Savior. Help me live for you from this day forward. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.The Bible says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13  
New Life Everlasting life begins when we receive Christ as our Savior.