Old Friendship Baptist Church believes the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired by God and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is completely true and trustworthy.
Old Friendship Baptist Church believes there is one and only one living and true God. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
Man is the special creation of God, made in his own image. He created the male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is part of the goodness of God‘s creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God, and brought sin into the human race by the temptations of Satan. Only the Grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.
This is done by His grace through salvation, which involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood, obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
Old Friendship Baptist Church believes Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience, symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Jesus Christ. Being a Church ordinance, it is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to partake in the Lord’s Supper.
Old Friendship Baptist Church is a local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by his laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word.
Old Friendship Baptist Church believes it is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ, and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. The Lord Jesus Christ has commanded the preaching of the gospel to everyone and has promised to personally return again and judge all men in righteousness. The righteous and their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward, and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord God Almighty.
Therefore, it is the mission of Old Friendship Baptist Church to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by our participation in The Great Commission and to make friends for eternity.