Rogers Park Baptist Church

serving Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood since 1891

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Statement of Faith...
 
God
There is one God, the infinitely perfect Creator, Who has revealed Himself as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
 
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is true God and true man.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.  He died on the cross as a substitution sacrifice, and all who trust Him are justified by grace through faith on the grounds of His shed blood.  He arose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, where He is our High Priest.  He will come again to earth to bring justice and peace.
 
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is sent to indwell, guide, teach, comfort, and empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.
 
The Bible
The Old and New Testaments, as originally given, were inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and for Christian faith and practice.
 
Humankind
Men and women are created in the image of God.  They fell through disobedience and incurred both physical and spiritual death.  All persons are born with a fallen nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be rescued only through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. 
 
Salvation
Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all who repent and believe in Him.  All believers receive the gift of eternal life, become the children of God, and are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
 
The Church
The Church is one Body of Christ, a world-wide fellowship of all believers, the holy, new creation of God, and the People of God, called to produce good works and commissioned to go to all the nations with the Gospel.
 
The Local Church
A local church is an assembly of believers in Christ who covenant together to worship God, to edify one another, to pray, to fellowship, to proclaim the Gospel, and to observe the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper.  Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as a symbol of one's faith in Christ and one's intent to live for Christ.  Through the Lord's Supper, with the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine, believers commemorate together the sacrifice of Christ and proclaim their unity in Him.
 
The Resurrections
There shall be a bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust, one unto life and the other unto judgment.
 
Social Action
Christians are to seek the will of God in society by supporting righteousness and opposing evil; by caring for the orphaned, aged, helpless, sick, and all in need; by working for peace and justice in industry, government, and the community.