What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

Barron Road Baptist Church gathers together regularly for the purposes of worship, edification, education, fellowship, evangelism, and to serve one another in the love of Christ.   

The following are the core beliefs of Barron Road Baptist Church based on the foundational truths of the Word of God.


We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons (Trinity): The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  We believe that they are equal in every divine perfection and are executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
Matthew 28:19; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 14:7-12; 16:7; I Corinthians 8:6.

God's Word

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God in its entirety, written by holy men of God as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, and that it is the sole authority for the Christian faith and conduct.  We believe the King James Version of the Bible is the preserved Word of God for English-speaking people.
Psalm 12:6; 119:89; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21.

God The Son

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and was born of Mary, a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men; that He is both the Son of God and God the Son.
Matthew 1:18-21; John 1:1-15; Acts 1:8-11; Romans 8:9; Colossians 1:19-20.

God 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.  It is He who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.  He is the Restrainer of the evil one (Satan) until God’s purpose is fulfilled.  He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel and is the agent in the new birth, baptizing all true believers into the Body of Christ.  He seals, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.
John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18.


We hold him to be man’s great tempter, the enemy of God, the accuser of the saints, a very powerful fallen angel, and the author of all evil.  His destiny however, is defeat at the hands of God the Son, who shall judge him and cast him into the lake of fire which is prepared for him and his angels, and all those who choose to deny Jesus Christ and follow him.
Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezekiel 28:14-17; Matthew 4:1-3, 25:41, Revelation 20:1-3, 10.


We believe that man was created in the image and after the likeness of God, but he by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy estate.  The resulting consequences are that all men are now sinners, not by constraint, but by choice and are therefore under the just condemnation of God, without excuse or defense.
Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23; Revelation 20:14-15.

Atonement & Salvation

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.  It is His shed blood that cleanses those who believe in Him, from their sin.  For without the blood, there is no remission of sins.
I Corinthians 15:1-4; II Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; I Peter 2:24; Hebrews 9:22.

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly by grace through faith and is received only by repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free by the Gospel, and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel.
Mark 1:15; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.

Security of the Believer

We believe that those who receive Jesus Christ as their Savior are eternally secure.  Their security rests in the finished work of Jesus Christ and all of the redeemed are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.
John 3:13, 36; 10:27-29; Romans 8:37-39; II Timothy 1:12.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as High Priest and Advocate, sitting at the right hand of the Father.
John 20:19-28; 21:13-14; Acts 7:55-56; I Corinthians 15:1-8; I Timothy 2:5.

The Rapture & The Second Coming of Christ

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is coming again in the air at any moment to catch up His church and to reward their service.  The unbelievers that are left behind will go through a period known as the Tribulation.  Christ will then visibly return to the Earth, with His believers to set up His kingdom of 1000 years of righteous rule.  After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne Judgment to be judged and then cast into the lake of fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness and joy of Heaven with the Lord.
Matthew 24:27-42; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; 5:9; Revelation 20:1-7; Hebrews 8:1,6; 5:9-10; 9:28; 12:2.

Bodily Resurrection of All

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:11-15.

Church Ordinances

Baptism. - We believe baptism is committed to the local New Testament Church, that immersion is the only scriptural method and that Salvation is the only pre-requisite.  It is a step of obedience and a symbol of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that publicly identifies the believer with Christ and His church.
Romans 6:1-5; Acts 2:41; 8:36-38.

The Lord’s Supper. - We believe the Lord’s Supper to be a church ordinance in commemoration of the Lord’s death until He comes again.  The unleavened bread representing His body and the cup (non-alcoholic grape juice) representing His blood.  The Lord’s Supper should be partaken of by believers who have been scripturally baptized and members of the local church and then only after careful self-examination.
Acts 2:41-42; I Corinthians 11:23-32.

The Church

We believe the visible local New Testament church is an organized assembly of saved, scripturally baptized (Immersion) believers who meet for the purpose of practicing New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy.  We believe it is the responsibility of the local New Testament church to propagate the Gospel to the world.
Matthew 16:18; 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-47; 13:1-3.