Morning Star Baptist Church • Roanoke, VA • Rev. L. A. Lewis Pastor

 

Our Core Beliefs

 

We believe:

 

The BIBLE is the divinely inspired Word of God. It is the record of God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error, for its matter. (2 Tim. 3:15-17)

The Eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct
personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. (1 Jo. 5:7)

-God the Father is all powerful, all loving and all wise. He is our Creator,
Redeemer, Preserver, and Rule of the universe. (Gen. 1:1; 2:7; Ps. 19:1-3;
Isa. 43:3; 1 Chron. 29:10; Luke 1:37)

-God the Son, Jesus, is God incarnate. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and
born of a virgin. He set the example for us to live by as recorded in the Scriptures.
He died to save man from their sins and rose on the third day. (Jo. 1:1; Jo. 3:16;
Luke 24:1-7; Matt 1:18)

-God, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He inspired holy men of old to write
the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts
Christ, convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is our comforter and
guide. (Gen. 1:2; Judge 14:6; Matt 1:18; Jo. 14:16-17)

Salvation is the only way to heaven and is by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom. 10:9; Eph. 2:8)

Baptism is one of the ordinances of the church. It is accomplished by immersion of the believer in water it the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It is an outward sign of the inward decision to accept Christ as ones personal Savior. (Mark 1:9-11; Matt 28:19)

The Lord's Supper is the second ordinance of the church. The Lord's Supper (communion) symbolizes the body and blood of Christ on Calvary. We are to participate in the Lord's Supper until His Second Coming. (1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23-26)

Prayer is communication with God. The church is the House of Prayer. We believe that we should pray without ceasing, individually and corporately. We should pray for ourselves, our church, our community, and our world. We gain strength to overcome adversity, joy unspeakable, and peace that passes all understanding when we pray. (1 Th. 5:17; Mark 11:17; Luke 5:16; Matt 5:44; Phil. 4:6-7; Luke 1:37)

Stewardship is an obligation. All that we have and are, we owe to God. We have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in our possessions. We are therefore under obligation to serve God with out time, talents, and material possessions. (Lev. 27:30-31; Mal. 3:8-12; Matt. 25:14-29)

Fellowship is necessary to grow into mature Christians. We are to assemble on a regular basis to hear the Word of God, sing praises unto God, rejoice with one another, and pray for one another. (Heb. 10:25)