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BPM Doctrines

1.) The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is the infallible Word of God. It is divine revelation: the original writings were verbally inspired and preserved by the Holy Spirit, as He inbreathed holy men of old (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21). BPM uses only the King James Version in English.

2.) The Triune God (Matt. 28:19). God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, rich in grace, supreme in love, and measureless in power. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all mankind, He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 8:6).
God the Son, Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in His life, ever obedient to the Father, and the only atonement for the sin of this world by His death, through the shedding of His blood on the cross. We believe that He arose bodily, after the third day and later ascended to Heaven. He is now seated at the Father’s right hand, as the High Priest and Only Mediator, making intercession for His own. He will return to the earth according to His promises personally, visibly, premillennially, pretribulationally, and imminently.
God the Holy Spirit, a person, co-equal with the Father and Son, in all His attributes. He was sent by the Lord Jesus Christ, from God the Father to reprove the world of sin, to regenerate all who receive Christ as personal Lord and Savior, and to indwell, guide, and teach them the things of God (Jn 14:15-26; 16:13-14; Eph. 1:13;4:30). He empowers the believer to live in victory over sin, self, Satan, and the world. He helps our infirmities and intercedes for us according to the will of God the Father (Rom. 8:26).

3.) Man was created in the image of God, but because of Adam’s transgression the whole human race fell. All men are totally depraved and without Christ, spiritually dead and lost. All men are sinners, both by nature, and by choice. To die in this condition is to be damned forever, and eternally separated from God (Genesis 1-3).

4.) The devil (Satan) is personal, presumptuous, proud, powerful, wicked, malignant, subtle, deceitful, religious, and fierce. He was cast out of Heaven, and is now the prince of the air, and this world system. He provoked the fall of man, is his greatest adversary, and seeks to beguile, tempt, and accuse him. He is the archenemy of God and hater of Christ. He perverts the Scriptures, opposes the work of God, hinders the Gospel, and works lying miracles. He has already been judged, and someday will be cast into the lake of fire to be tormented day and night, forever (Revelation 20:10).

5.) Salvation is in the Lord Jesus Christ only. To obtain this salvation it is necessary to repent as a sinner before God, and to have faith in Christ (to receive Him in the heart, by faith). This great salvation is by grace, a free gift, through the merits of the shed blood of the Son of God. The blood of Jesus Christ was shed for the sins of all mankind, not merely for a selected few. When one obtains salvation, he can never be lost. This is what Christ called the new birth.

6.) Heaven and Hell are literal places, prepared of God as the only eternal abodes. All those who have been saved shall live eternally with God. All those without Christ shall abide in the lake of fire forever, eternally separated from God.

7.) The church (the Body of Christ): The church is made up of all blood-bought, born again believers from the day of Pentecost until His coming again for His own (The Rapture). Some are already in Heaven. This group has never all been together at one time. The church will be together for the first time, at the rapture. The Holy Scriptures teach us more concerning the local church, than it does concerning the universal church. These local churches consist of regenerated believers who have been scripturally baptized and are banded together for edification, worship, work, and spiritual fellowship; spreading the Gospel to the ends of the earth, according to the specific teachings of the New Testament. Christ is the Head of the church.
Baptism: Immersion in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is the only true Scriptural baptism. The prerequisite to Scriptural baptism is the new birth.
The Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s Supper consists of unleavened bread, and unfermented fruit of the vine. They are symbols of His body and His blood that were broken and poured out on the cross for our sins. The prerequisites to Scriptural observance of the Lord’s Supper are: the new birth, baptism, and membership in a local New Testament church. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the only ordinances of the New Testament assemblies, and are not for believers apart from the assemblies. Each local church is to be independent, autonomous, and free from political authority of  ecclesiastical hierarchy. Religious liberty and separation of church and state are emphasized.  Christians should be good citizens.

8.) Bible separation is to be set apart from the world, sin, self, Satan, and to be separated unto God. All Christians should walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16, 25), be led by the Spirit (Galatians 5:18), and be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18); that by His power and grace one might bear the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

9.) All Christians are to be witnesses unto the lost, for Christ. All believers have certain God given gifts and talents, and are stewards for God. Those who have never heard the Gospel are lost, and it is every believer’s responsibility to help spread the Gospel to everybody.

10.) As a Fundamental Independent Baptist Mission, BPM does not except the philosophy, position, or practice of the National Council of Churches, opposes Liberalism, Neo-Orthodoxy, and New Evangelicalism. She neither endorses, nor co-operates with any organization that is apostate or that places less than primary emphasis on the Word of God (II Corinthians 6:14-17).

11.) Life is a gift from God. BPM opposes any and all practices that violate the sanctity of human life.

12.) While never compromising, all truth must be bathed in Bible love, or it is of no profit (I Corinthians 13:1-3)!