Our Beliefs

Mill Swamp Baptist Church

Who We Are

Our members

We are a grateful community of believers who have been saved by God’s grace and delivered from the penalty of sin, and who seek to live out our faith in a way that is pleasing to God and communicates love for others.

Our marching orders

We are fully committed to following and aligning all our priorities with the directions given to us by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20) and the Great Commandment (Matt 22: 36-39)

Our methodology

We seek to join God in His plan and purpose to reconcile the lost world to Himself by:   Winning the Lost, Building New Believers, Equipping disciples to serve in ministry and Multiplying the Church.

Our motivation

The Gospel!  “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also the Greek” (Romans 1:16, NKJV)

Our mission statement

To Know Jesus and to Make Him Known; we exist to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our Statement of Faith

What we hold to be true

We believe that God created man in His own image.
(Genesis 1:27)

We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God.
(2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe there is one God eternally existent as; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:1; John 10:30; John 4:24)

We believe the deity of Christ
(John 10:33);

His virgin Birth
(Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:35);

His shed blood for atonement
(Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14);

His bodily resurrection
(John 11:25);

His ascension
(Acts 1:11);

His rapture of the church (1Thessalonians 4:13-18) and His personal return to earth. (Revelation 19:11-16)

We believe that all mankind are by nature sinful and lost and that for salvation, redemption by the precious blood of Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
(Romans 3:19,23; 1 Peter 1:18,19)

We believe that Satan is a literal being and that hell is a literal place of eternal conscious punishment of all unsaved.
(Job 1:6,7; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:14,15)

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 power” enables Christians to live a godly life.
(John 16:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:13)

We believe that all mankind are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
(Acts 13:38,39; Ephesians 2:8,9)

We believe in the eternal security of the believer.
(John 10:28,29; 6:47)

We believe that baptism is a scriptural ordinance requiring immersion (Acts 8:38,39) of believers only.
(Acts 2:41; Matthew 3:15,16)

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a scriptural ordinance of the church to be partaken of by believers of like faith.
(1 Corinthians11:23-29)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the judgment of eternal punishment.
(John 5:28,29; Revelation 20:14,15)

We believe in the biblical definition of marriage which is a union between one man and one woman.
(Genesis 2:23-25)

Sexual identity is determined by birth gender. We believe that any sexual relations outside of biblical marriage are in disobedience to God’s Word.
(1 Corinthians 6:18-20; 7:1; Hebrews 13:4)

Our Affiliation

Mill Swamp Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and supports the cooperative program through the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia.