Brentwood Hills Articles of Faith

  1. We believe in one true and living God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost and these three are one.
  2. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are of divine authority and the only rule of faith and practice.
  3. We believe in the doctrine of Original sin and that all of Adams’ posterity are sinners by nature.
  4. We believe in the doctrine of personal and unconditional election as taught in the Scripture but rejecting the doctrine that God predestinated or decreed sin.
  5. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the righteousness of Christ being imputed to them.
  6. We believe that the knowledge of salvation is manifest to the heirs of promise by a direct operation of the Holy Spirit in their hearts.
  7. We believe that the Saints are kept by the power of God and never fall finally away.
  8. We believe that baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper and washing of the Saint’s feet are ordinances of Jesus Christ and should be practiced by His people in a Church capacity.
  9. We believe that the mortal bodies of all mankind that die and are lain in the grave, or elsewhere, will be raised, some to everlasting life and some to everlasting shame and contempt.
  10. We believe that the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.
  11. We believe that no minister has the right to administer the ordinance of baptism only such as have been regularly baptized and come under the imposition of hands of a Presbytery by the Authority of the Church of Christ.
  12. We believe that none but regularly baptized believers have the right to commune at the Lord’s Table.
  13. We believe it to be disorder for members of the Church to unite with any secret institution of the day having any form of religious worship pretense.