About Living Hope

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Living Hope Baptist Church | Vision Statement

Vision Statement

VISION STATEMENT

Bringing hope to Meridian
through the Gospel Of Jesus Christ!

THEME VERSE

Theme Verse

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

1 Peter 1:3-5

Living Hope Baptist Church | Our Intent

Our Intent

OUR INTENT

For people find real hope through a fresh start with Jesus Christ.

What We Believe


Word Of God

We believe that the Word of God is the final authority for faith and practice. The Bible holds this position because it is the very words of God. It is fully inspired, perfectly preserved, completely inerrant, and totally sufficient.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21)

 

God The Father

We believe that God is a self-existing, eternal Spirit that exists in the unity of three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God in His first-person revelation of Himself is a Father communicating His provision, protection, discipline, love, training and care for His creation.

(Matthew 29:19-20, I John 5:6-9, John 3:16)

 

God The Son

We believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh as the only begotten of the Father being fully God and fully man. We believe that Jesus was virgin born, sinless in life, and the
perfect sacrifice as the substitute for man’s sins.

(John 1:1-12, Luke 2, Hebrews 4:15, I John 2:1-2)

 

God The Holy Spirit

We believe that Holy Spirit is God, co-equal with the Father and Son; the third member of the Trinity. We believe the Holy Spirit is an active agent in creation, inspiration, salvation, sanctification, and spiritual gifts to equip the believer for service within the local church. The sign gifts have been completed.

(I Corinthians 12:11,18 & 13:8, John 16:7-13)

 

The Creation

We believe that God created the world in six literal 24 hour days, and on the seventh, He rested. We reject any other theories that would deny the truth of His word.

(Matthew 19:4, Genesis 1 & 2)

 

Man's Purpose

We believe that man was created on the sixth day of the creation week, created in the image of God: body, soul and spirit. We believe that man’s highest purpose in this world is to receive God’s gift of salvation, and his chief aim is to worship God.

(Exodus 20:11, Genesis 1:26-28)

 

The Family

We believe that the greatest human relationship is found in the institution that God designed and instituted called marriage. It is a relationship that is designed as one biological man and one biological woman for a lifetime.

(Genesis 2: 18-25, Ephesians 5:25)

 

Man's Need For Salvation

We believe that sin is man’s disobedience to the perfect law, principles and precepts of God, and his inability to perfectly conform to God’s absolute holiness. We believe that every man has a sin nature and has sinned against God by his own free-will.

(Romans 3:10,11,23 & 5:12)

 

God's Plan For Salvation

We believe that in perfect fulfillment of the Law, Jesus’ death as a sacrificial lamb on the cross provided the perfect payment for the sins of the world, and His bodily resurrection guarantees the believer eternal life with God in Heaven. Salvation can only be obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone.

(Ephesians 2:8-9, Hebrews 10:11-18, Romans 5:8)

 

The Church

We believe that the church is a local, visible, called out assembly under the headship of Jesus Christ alone. We believe the primary responsibilities of the local church are to magnify Christ through corporate worship and to multiply disciples by fulfilling the Great Commission.

(Matthew 16:18, 28:19-20, Revelation 4:10-11)

 

Biblical Prophecy

We believe in a literal interpretation of prophecy. The next revealed prophetic event to be the Rapture of the church, followed by a seven-year period of trial and judgment called the tribulation. We believe in the pretribulational, premillennial, and bodily return of Christ.

(I Corinthians 15:51-58, Ephesians 4:13-18, 2 Thessalonians 2, Daniel 9:25-27, Revelation 4:1)

 

Separation Of Church And State

We believe in the original intent of separation of Church and State. The Church has no power over the government; neither does the government have any say in church matters.

(Romans 13:1-7, 2 Timothy 2:1-2, Acts 4:19-20)

 

MSU RILEY CENTER
2200 5th Street
Meridian, MS 39301

(601) 337-1727

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