The following are the core beliefs of West Pines Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.
We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is the verbally inspired Word of God, is inerrant in the original writings, and should be upheld as the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe there is one and only one living and true God, the maker and supremem ruler of heaven and earth, inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God-man. We believe in His crucifixion for our sins. His burial, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, and present life there as high priest and advocate for us.
We believe the Holy Spirit is a Divine person, possessing all the attributes of God and qualities of personhood; by Him believers are called, regenerated, baptized into Christ, indwelt, sealed, filled for service, and continually sanctified.
We believe in the direct creation of the universe and man by God, according to the Genesis account of creation, apart from any process of macroevolution.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death.
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through mediatorial work of the Lord Jesus Christ, that He died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice. All who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood and are in possession for an eternally secure salvation.
GRACE AND THE NEW BIRTH
We believe that we must be born again as a new creation in Christ Jesus; once dead in our trespasses but now made alive through the grace of Christ.
We believe in the local church as an independent and self-governing company of baptized believers associated by covenant in faith and fellowship with other churches of like faith and order.
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water to show forth, as a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior.
We believe the Lord's Supper is a commemoration of His death until He comes. We believe in "that blessed hope," which is the catching up of all believers, living and dead, at Christ's imminent return.
We believe in the unity of all true believers in the Church, which is the Body of Christ.