God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three (3) personalities: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man (God—Man), without ceasing to be God, that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and He lived a holy and sinless life on earth.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption by shedding His blood on the cross as a representative that our justification is made sure by His literal physical resurrection from the dead.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
About the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.
About the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by men supernaturally inspired. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.
We believe that man was created in innocence under the Law of His Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state and that all mankind are now sinners. This separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin or pay for our sins by self-improvement or good works. By trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s payment for our sins (He took our place in death so we don’t have to die), eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior!
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
People were created to exist forever. We will exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Heartland Baptist Church 1213 E. Phillip Norfolk, NE 402-371-6372