We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and unchanging. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance, yet manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4
We believe the Bible and teach it to be perfectly true. Every belief and teaching of Anchor Baptist Church flows from God's Word! It is the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. All 66 books of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, are inerrant and infallible. God inspired every word and has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for English-speaking people.
Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21
We believe that Jesus Christ is eternally God and that He possesses all attributes of Deity. He is the one and only Saviour of mankind, virgin born, and that His purpose was to reveal God, redeem men, and rule over God's kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never "gave up" His Deity but was God and man at the same time.
Psalms 2:7-9; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 43:11; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35;
John 1:1, 3, 14, 18; Philippians 2:5-11; I Timothy 2:5; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 7:26;
1 John 1:3
We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man's sin. This sacrifice was a fair payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection.
John 1:29; Romans 3:19-25, 5:6-15; Titus 2:10-15; Hebrews 9:24-28; I Peter 1:19
We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of receiving His church at the rapture, and returning seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:1-6
Sin & Salvation
We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of stopping sinful behaviour by himself. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Savior. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Savior are already condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire.
Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19; Acts 16:31; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:6-12; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14
The New Testament Church
We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. We believe the local church is God's only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is made of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, and service. We believe all true believers will be taken up at the Rapture, just prior to the Tribulation.
Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41-43; Acts 11:15; Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 15: 51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14; Ephesians 5:25-30; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:4-15
The Last Days
We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulational Rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year Tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. Following this one thousand years is the Great White Throne Judgment, and a new heaven and earth.
I Corinthians 15:51-58; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22