Our Beliefs

The following paragraphs simply summarize what we believe as a church family. We do believe the Bible and teach it to be perfectly true. Every belief and teaching of Victory Baptist Church comes from Godís Word.

The Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God; that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We further believe that God has wonderfully preserved His Word in its smallest detail so that we might have His standard to live by.

(2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Matt. 24:35).

The Godhead
We believe there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Deut. 6:4, 4:35; Matt. 3:16-17; Ps. 9:7; Jn. 10:30; Jn. 14:26; 1 Jn. 5:7).

The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
We believe in the Deity of Christ; His virgin birth; His shed blood for atonement of sin; His bodily resurrection; His ascension into Heaven, there to be our Intercessor; His Lordship over all creation.

(Jn. 1: 1-3; 1 Jn. 1:7; Heb. 9:11, 12; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25; Matt. 28:18, Phil. 2:9-11).

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, makes believers children of God through the new birth, assuring them of Heaven, and by His indwelling enables Christians to live a Godly life.

(Jn. 16:8-11; Titus 3:5; 1 Cor. 12:13; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; Rom. 8: 14, 16; Rom. 8: 1-4; Gal. 5:16; Eph. 5:9,18).

Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adamís sin the human race has fallen and has inherited a sinful nature.  All men are sinners by nature and choice, sinful and lost, and have within themselves no possible means of salvation without Christ.

(Rom. 3:10, 23; Rom. 5:12; Eph. 2:8-9; Eph. 2:1-3, 12; Titus 3:5).

Salvation

We believe in Salvation by grace through faith; that Salvation is the free gift of God, not by any virtue or works of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and that all true believers possess the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, son-ship in the family of God, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish.

(Jn. 3:16; Eph. 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Jn. 1:12; Jn. 10:28; Jn. 3:18).

Satan
We believe in the existence of Satan the deceiver and god of this present world; that he was defeated and judged at the cross, and therefore his final doom is certain.

(Jn. 8:44; Job 1:6-12; Job 2:1-8; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 2:2; 1 Jn. 3:8; 1 Jn. 5:18; 1 Jn. 4:4; Rev. 20:10).

The Return of Christ
We believe in the second coming of Christ; the time being unrevealed but always imminent; that when He comes He will first by resurrection of the dead and the translation (rapture) of the living remove from the earth His waiting Church; then pour out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world, after- wards descend with His Church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all nations for a thousand years.

(Jn. 14:1-3; Acts 1: 11; 1 Thess. 4:13-1 8; 1 Cor. 15:51-57; Rev. 6-9; Rev. 19:11-20:6).

Our Eternal State
We believe that the spirits of the saved, at death, go immediately to be with Christ in Heaven; that at His second coming their works will be judged and rewards determined; that the spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hell until the final day of judgment, at which time their bodies shall be raised from the grave, judged, and cast into the lake of fire, the place of final and everlasting punishment.

(2 Cor. 5:6-1 0; Luke 16:19-3 1; Rev. 20:11-15).

The Priesthood of the Believers

We believe in the priesthood of all believers, that Christ is our High Priest and through Him every born-again person has direct access into God's presence without the need of a human priest; that the believer has the right and responsibility to personally study and interpret the Scriptures, guided by the Holy Spirit.

(1 Pet. 2:9; 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 7:17-28; Heb. 6:20; Heb. 4:14-16; Jn. 14:26; Jn. 16:13; 2 Pet. 1:19-21; 1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Tim. 2:15).

The Church

We believe that a New Testament Church is an organized body of born-again baptized believers practicing the scriptural ordinances and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission.

(Matt. 28:18-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-34)
We believe the officers of the church are pastors and deacons. In Scripture the pastor is also referred to as an elder. The two terms describe the same office.

(1 Tim. 3:1-13; Phil. 1:4).

Biblical Separation
We believe that all of Godís children should live in such a manner as not to bring shame and reproach to their Saviorís name, and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God.

(II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1, 2, 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II John 9-11; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1).