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Core Beliefs

Spring Valley Baptist Church is a family of believers who hold dear the following beliefs:

God - We believe that there is only one God who resides in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 8:6, Romans 8:14-15)

Jesus - We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, and died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. (Romans 5:6-21)

Holy Spirit - We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the counselor and guide who lives in every believer. (Romans 8:9-11)

Resurrection - We believe that Jesus Christ was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven. (Ephesians 1:18-21, 1 Peter 1:13-21)

Christ's Return - We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth to gather the Body of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Bible - We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, infallible, without any mixture of error, and the sole authority for life and faith. (2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12)

Man - We believe that man is the creation of God, made in His image, but that through sin, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation. (Ephesians 2:1-22)

Salvation - We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:3-7)

Eternal Security - We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 10:1-18)

Eternity - We believe there is a literal Heaven for those persons who die with their sins forgiven throughChrist, and a Hell for those persons who die in their sins without the forgiveness of Christ. (John 3:1-21, Revelation 20:7-15, Matthew 13:37-50)

Baptism - We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation. (Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:19-20)

Lord's Supper - We believe that the observance of the Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby baptized believers, through partaking of the bread and fruit of the vine, commemorate the death of Jesus Christ and anticipate His second coming. (Matthew 26:26-30, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

Church - We believe that the Church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head. (Matthew 16:15-19, Acts 2:41-47)

Prayer - We believe that each believer has direct access to God by petition and intercession through the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 6:6-13)

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