DOCTRINE
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1.   We   believe   in   the   divine   inspiration   and   authority   of   the   Scriptures.   By   this   is   meant   a   miraculous   guidance   of   the   Holy   Spirit   in their   original   writing,   extending   to   all   parts   of   the   Scriptures   equally,   applying   even   to   the   choice   of   words,   so   that   the   result   is the   very   Word   of   God,   the   only   infallible   rule   of   faith   and   practice.   Moreover,   it   is   our   conviction   that   God   has   exercised   such singular   care   and   providence   through   the   ages   in   preserving   the   written   Word,   that   the   Scriptures   as   we   now   have   them   are   in every essential particular as originally given and contain all things necessary to salvation. 2.   We   believe   in   one   God   revealed   as   eternally   existing   in   three   equal   persons,   the   Father,   the   Son   and   the   Holy   Spirit.   We believe   in   the   deity   of   the   Lord   Jesus   Christ.   We   believe   in   the   Holy   Spirit   as   a   divine   Person,   a   personality   distinct   from   the Father and the Son. 3.   We   believe   that   God   created   an   innumerable   host   of   angels,   some   of   whom   followed   the   lead   of   Lucifer,   now   called   Satan,   in rebelling   against   God,   thereby   bringing   sin   into   the   universe.   We   believe   in   Satan's   complete   defeat   by   the   Lord   Jesus   Christ through His precious shed blood on the cross and His glorious resurrection from the grave. 4.   We   believe   that   man   was   created   in   the   image   of   God,   that   he   sinned   and   thereby   incurred   not   only   physical   death   but   also that   spiritual   death   which   is   separation   from   God;   and   that   all   human   beings   are   born   with   a   sinful   nature   and,   in   the   case   of those   who   reach   moral   responsibility,   become   sinners   in   thought,   word   and   deed.   And   with   such   a   nature,   they   are   incapable   of producing anything acceptable to God. 5.   We   believe   that   Jesus   Christ   was   begotten   of   the   Holy   Spirit,   and   born   of   the   Virgin   Mary,   and   is   true   God   and   true   man.   We believe   that   He   died   for   the   sins   of   men   as   representative   and   substitutionary   sacrifice   and   that   His   death   was   a   sufficient expiation   for   the   guilt   of   all   men.   We   believe   in   the   resurrection   of   the   crucified   body   of   our   Lord,   in   His   ascension   into   heaven and   in   His   present   life   there   for   us   as   High   Priest   and   Advocate.   We   believe   that   Jesus   is   coming   again   to   gather   His   faithful followers into the place He has prepared for them. 6.   We   believe   that   men   are   justified   by   grace   through   faith,   on   the   ground   of   the   shed   blood   of   Christ,   and   that   all   who   receive the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit. 7.   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. 8.   We   believe   that   it   is   the   supreme   responsibility   of   believers   to   testify   to   the   saving   power   of   Christ's   gospel,   both   personally and by supporting missions, at home and to the uttermost part of the earth. 9.   We   believe   that   it   is   the   duty   of   each   believer   to   live   a   holy   life   unto   God,   keeping   himself   unspotted   from   the   world,   and   that it   is   God's   intention   that   this   shall   be   accomplished   in   the   believer's   life   by   his   constant   dependence   on   the   divine   enablement   of the   indwelling   Holy   Spirit.   We   believe   that   this   experience   of   deliverance   from   sin   and   empowerment   for   service   is   designated in   the   Scriptures   as   the   filling   with   the   Spirit   rather   than   His   baptism.   Thus   the   baptism   with   the   Spirit   is   not   an   experience   to   be sought subsequent to regeneration, but is already an accomplished fact once born again. 10.   We   believe   that   God   in   the   Scriptures   has   progressively   revealed   Himself   through   successive   ages,   during   each   of   which man   has   been   tested   in   respect   of   obedience   to   specific   revelation   of   the   will   of   God;   and   we   believe   further   that   this dispensational   viewpoint   provides   the   key   to   the   correct   interpretation   of   the   plan   and   purpose   of   God   in   the   world,   past, present   and   future,   as   it   relates   to   the   Church,   to   Israel   and   to   the   nations.   We   believe   in   the   actual   offering   of   a   kingdom   to the   Jews   by   Christ   at   His   first   coming,   and   His   postponement   thereof   as   a   result   of   the   rejection   by   the   nation   of   Israel.   We believe that Israel, as well as the Church and nations, is included in the future aspect of God's program. 11. We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ: (A)   Had   its   historical   beginning   at   Pentecost;   is   composed   solely   of   believers;   is   the   Body   and   Bride   of   our   Lord;   is   distinct   from Israel; and that it will be completed as the Gospel is made known to the entire world. (B)   The   primary   usage   of   the   term   "church"   refers   to   a   local   assembly   of   believers,   congregating   and   structured   to   carry   out the   Great   Commision   of   evangelism,   baptism,   and   discipleship   of   converts.   The   local   church   is   led   by   a   Pastor,   elected   by   its members.   Requirements   for   membership   in   the   local   church   are   professed   faith   in   Jesus   Christ   alone   as   Saviour,   believers baptism by emersion, and a life in pursuit of the directives laid down in the New Testament.   12.   We   believe   that   at   any   moment   the   Rapture   of   the   saved   may   occur,   when   "the   Lord   Himself   shall   descend   from   heaven"   to catch   up   His   people   to   meet   Him   "in   the   air"   and   deliver   them   from   the   period   of   judgment   on   earth   designated   in   Scripture   as the 70th Week of Daniel. 13.   We   believe   in   the   personal,   bodily   and   pre-millenial   return   of   our   Lord   Jesus   Christ   after   the   70th   week   of   Daniel.   He   will   then setup   His   kingdom   upon   the   earth   for   His   thousand   year   reign,   after   which   He   will   deliver   the   kingdom   to   the   Father,   that   the Godhead may be all in all.
The   following   is   a   statement   of   what   Woodlawn   Baptist   Church   believes.   This   is   what   the world's   most   respected   Bible   scholars   understand   to   be   God's   desire   for   His   children   to know    and    understand    about    Him.    It    does    not    water    down    the    Word,    it    makes    no compromises.      It   is   not   the   easy   path,   it   is   not   politically   correct,   it   is   not   tolerant   of   that which    God    despises.    It    is    simply    a    deliberate    attempt    to    follow    the    clearest    possible, common-sense interpretation of God's Word, the Holy Bible.
DOCTRINE
1.    We    believe    in    the    divine    inspiration    and    authority    of    the Scriptures.   By   this   is   meant   a   miraculous   guidance   of   the   Holy Spirit    in    their    original    writing,    extending    to    all    parts    of    the Scriptures   equally,   applying   even   to   the   choice   of   words,   so   that the   result   is   the   very   Word   of   God,   the   only   infallible   rule   of   faith and    practice.    Moreover,    it    is    our    conviction    that    God    has exercised   such   singular   care   and   providence   through   the   ages   in preserving   the   written   Word,   that   the   Scriptures   as   we   now   have them    are    in    every    essential    particular    as    originally    given    and contain all things necessary to salvation. 2.   We   believe   in   one   God   revealed   as   eternally   existing   in   three equal   persons,   the   Father,   the   Son   and   the   Holy   Spirit.   We   believe in   the   deity   of   the   Lord   Jesus   Christ.   We   believe   in   the   Holy   Spirit as   a   divine   Person,   a   personality   distinct   from   the   Father   and   the Son. 3.   We   believe   that   God   created   an   innumerable   host   of   angels, some   of   whom   followed   the   lead   of   Lucifer,   now   called   Satan,   in rebelling   against   God,   thereby   bringing   sin   into   the   universe.   We believe    in    Satan's    complete    defeat    by    the    Lord    Jesus    Christ through   His   precious   shed   blood   on   the   cross   and   His   glorious resurrection from the grave. 4.   We   believe   that   man   was   created   in   the   image   of   God,   that   he sinned   and   thereby   incurred   not   only   physical   death   but   also   that spiritual   death   which   is   separation   from   God;   and   that   all   human beings   are   born   with   a   sinful   nature   and,   in   the   case   of   those   who reach   moral   responsibility,   become   sinners   in   thought,   word   and deed.   And   with   such   a   nature,   they   are   incapable   of   producing anything acceptable to God. 5.   We   believe   that   Jesus   Christ   was   begotten   of   the   Holy   Spirit, and   born   of   the   Virgin   Mary,   and   is   true   God   and   true   man.   We believe   that   He   died   for   the   sins   of   men   as   representative   and substitutionary    sacrifice    and    that    His    death    was    a    sufficient expiation   for   the   guilt   of   all   men.   We   believe   in   the   resurrection   of the   crucified   body   of   our   Lord,   in   His   ascension   into   heaven   and   in His   present   life   there   for   us   as   High   Priest   and   Advocate.   We believe   that   Jesus   is   coming   again   to   gather   His   faithful   followers into the place He has prepared for them. 6.   We   believe   that   men   are   justified   by   grace   through   faith,   on   the ground   of   the   shed   blood   of   Christ,   and   that   all   who   receive   the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior are born again of the Holy Spirit. 7.   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. 8.   We   believe   that   it   is   the   supreme   responsibility   of   believers   to testify   to   the   saving   power   of   Christ's   gospel,   both   personally   and by   supporting   missions,   at   home   and   to   the   uttermost   part   of   the earth. 9.   We   believe   that   it   is   the   duty   of   each   believer   to   live   a   holy   life unto   God,   keeping   himself   unspotted   from   the   world,   and   that   it   is God's   intention   that   this   shall   be   accomplished   in   the   believer's   life by    his    constant    dependence    on    the    divine    enablement    of    the indwelling     Holy     Spirit.     We     believe     that     this     experience     of deliverance   from   sin   and   empowerment   for   service   is   designated in    the    Scriptures    as    the    filling    with    the    Spirit    rather    than    His baptism.   Thus   the   baptism   with   the   Spirit   is   not   an   experience   to be     sought     subsequent     to     regeneration,     but     is     already     an accomplished fact once born again. 10.    We    believe    that    God    in    the    Scriptures    has    progressively revealed   Himself   through   successive   ages,   during   each   of   which man    has    been    tested    in    respect    of    obedience    to    specific revelation   of   the   will   of   God;   and   we   believe   further   that   this dispensational     viewpoint     provides     the     key     to     the     correct interpretation   of   the   plan   and   purpose   of   God   in   the   world,   past, present   and   future,   as   it   relates   to   the   Church,   to   Israel   and   to the   nations.   We   believe   in   the   actual   offering   of   a   kingdom   to   the Jews   by   Christ   at   His   first   coming,   and   His   postponement   thereof as   a   result   of   the   rejection   by   the   nation   of   Israel.   We   believe   that Israel,   as   well   as   the   Church   and   nations,   is   included   in   the   future aspect of God's program. 11. We believe that the Church of Jesus Christ: (A)   Had   its   historical   beginning   at   Pentecost;   is   composed   solely   of believers;   is   the   Body   and   Bride   of   our   Lord;   is   distinct   from   Israel; and   that   it   will   be   completed   as   the   Gospel   is   made   known   to   the entire world. (B)    The    primary    usage    of    the    term    "church"    refers    to    a    local assembly   of   believers,   congregating   and   structured   to   carry   out the   Great   Commision   of   evangelism,   baptism,   and   discipleship   of converts.    The    local    church    is    led    by    a    Pastor,    elected    by    its members.   Requirements   for   membership   in   the   local   church   are professed    faith    in    Jesus    Christ    alone    as    Saviour,    believers baptism   by   emersion,   and   a   life   in   pursuit   of   the   directives   laid down in the New Testament.   12.   We   believe   that   at   any   moment   the   Rapture   of   the   saved   may occur,    when    "the    Lord    Himself    shall    descend    from    heaven"    to catch   up   His   people   to   meet   Him   "in   the   air"   and   deliver   them   from the   period   of   judgment   on   earth   designated   in   Scripture   as   the 70th Week of Daniel. 13.   We   believe   in   the   personal,   bodily   and   pre-millenial   return   of our   Lord   Jesus   Christ   after   the   70th   week   of   Daniel.   He   will   then setup   His   kingdom   upon   the   earth   for   His   thousand   year   reign, after   which   He   will   deliver   the   kingdom   to   the   Father,   that   the Godhead may be all in all.
The     following     is     a     statement     of     what Woodlawn   Baptist   Church   believes.   This   is what    the    world's    most    respected    Bible scholars   understand   to   be   God's   desire   for His   children   to   know   and   understand   about Him.   It   does   not   water   down   the   Word,   it makes   no   compromises.      It   is   not   the   easy path,   it   is   not   politically   correct,   it   is   not   tolerant   of   that which   God   despises.   It   is   simply   a   deliberate   attempt   to follow         the         clearest         possible,         common-sense interpretation of God's Word, the Holy Bible.
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