What We Believe

Smith Chapel O.F.W.B Church

GOD: We believe that there is but one living, true and eternal God, the Father of whom are all things, from everlasting to everlasting, glorious and immutable in all his attributes.

JESUS: We believe that there is one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, the only begotten Son of God, born of the Virgin Mary, whom God freely sent into the world, because of the great love wherewith He loved the world; and Christ freely gave Himself a ransom for all, tasting death for all men; who was buried and rose again the third day and ascended into heaven, from whence we look for Him the second time, in the clouds of heaven, at the last day, to judge both the quick and dead.

HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that there is one Holy Ghost, the precious gift of the Father through His dear Son, unto the world who quickeneth and draweth sinners home to God.

MAN: We believe that in the beginning God made man upright and placed him in a state of glory without the least mixture of misery, from which he voluntarily, by transgression fell, and by that means brought on himself a miserable and mortal state, subject to death.

SALVATION: We believe that God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance unto salvation, for which end Christ has commanded the gospel to be preached among all nations and to every creature. We believe that no man can scripturally be justified before God through his own works, power, or ability. For by grace are ye are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves.

SCRIPTURES: We believe the whole scriptures are infallibly true and that they are the only rules of faith and practice.

GENERAL PROVISION: We believe in the doctrine of general provision made of God in Christ, for the benefit of all mankind who repents and believes the gospel.

JUSTIFICATION: Personal justification implies that the person justified has been guilty before God; and in consideration of the atonement of Christ accepted by faith, the sinner is pardoned and absolved from the guilt of sin and restored to divine favor. Christ’s atonement is the foundation of the sinner’s redemption, yet, without repentance and faith, it can never give him justification and peace with God.

SANCTIFICATION: Sanctification is the continuing of God’s grace by which the Christian constantly grows in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

GOSPEL ORDINANCES: We believe as touching Gospel ordinances in believers’ baptism, laying on of hands, receiving of the sacraments in bread and wine (grape juice), washing the saints’ feet, anointing the sick with oil in the name of the Lord, fasting, praying, singing praises to God, and the public ministry of the Word with every institution of the Lord that we shall find in the New Testament. We believe that the gospel mode of baptism is by immersion and that believers are the only subjects for baptism.

RESURRECTION: We believe in the first and second resurrection of the dead and a final judgment at the last day.

SECOND COMING OF CHRIST: The Lord Jesus, who ascended on high, and sits on the right hand of God will come again, to close the Gospel dispensation, glorify His saints, and judge the world. 

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Original Free Will Baptist Church

Mailing Address: PO Box 612 - Four Oaks NC 27524

Physical Address: 6055 US-701 Four Oaks, NC 27524

Sunday School - Sundays at 10am | Worship Services - Sundays at 11:15am | Bible Study - Wednesdays at 7pm Youth Bible Study - Thursdays at 7pm