Visiting a church can be a scary experience!
But when it comes to Heritage Baptist Church, you can relax. . . We are a small church looking to welcome all those that visit. We are just ordinary people like you. We have our up and downs and we are trying to do our best serving Jesus.
Heritage Baptist Church started in October 2015. We started in an elementary school, but God soon blessed us and a building opened up on Wallace Road. After a quick remodel, we started having services in December 2015. We can't wait to see what God does next in our little church on Wallace.
Have you ever wondered what happens when you die?
Will I go to heaven?
Is there a way to know the answers to these questions?
The Bible tells us in I John 5:13 “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life.....”
The Bible says you can KNOW if you have eternal life in heaven:
1. Recognize Your Condition
The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”
The Bible tells us that we all have sinned. Sin is any act you do that disobeys one of God's laws or commandment. We all have sinned at one time or another. Ever lied or lusted. Ever done something worse than that. The Bible calls that sin.
Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
The Bible says sin requires payment. The “wage” or payment for your sin is
spiritual death and eternal separation from God.
Revelation 21:8 says “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
That spiritual death is in a place called “a lake which burneth with fire.” That place is also called Hell
and once there, you can not escape.
2. Good Works and Religion Are Not the Answer
The Bible says in Ephesians 2:8–9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Many people think that if they are a good enough person, they can go to heaven. The Bible is clear, salvation is “not of yourselves” and is “not of works.”
There is no outward action you can do to pay for your sins. Anything, including religious actions, can not earn your way to heaven.
3. There is Good News
In Romans 5:8, the Bible says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Even though you have sinned against God, He loves you so much. The Bible says "He commendeth, which means to prove or show, His love by sending His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for your sins."
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, He became the payment for your sin.
Because of payment, we do not have to pay for our sin ourselves. It is a gift. Through Jesus Christ alone, salvation is provided.
4. Believe on Jesus
John 3:36 says “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
If you have recognized your a sinner, and realize you can't save yourself and pay for your own sins through your good works or religious practices, then there is one last thing. Believe on the Son. Believe that Jesus alone can save you from your sins.
Believe he has died for you sins and rose from the dead three days later.
The Bible is clear......You can know if you are going to heaven.
Are you on your way to Heaven? Have you trusted Christ? Will you believe on Him today? Will you accept the gift of salvation?
Would you like to know more? Are you confused or still searching?
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The following is a summary of what we believe as a church family. Every belief and teaching of Heritage Baptist Church flows from the Bible.
We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the fully, verbally inspired, preserved Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to Man. We use the King James Version of the Bible for preaching and teaching. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21) .
We believe in one God; Who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance; yet manifests Himself to man in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; 1 Tim. 1:17; James 1:17; 1 John 4:4)
God the Father
We believe God the Father to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe in God the Father as the initiator of the Gospel as the giver of His Son Jesus Christ for the redemption of man. It was the Father that was declared unto man in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He possesses all the attributes of God, including righteousness and mercy, and is the forgiver of sins. It was the Father’s will that Jesus Christ fulfilled, in the name of the Father, and He alone knows the return of Jesus Christ. We believe that God the Father currently reigns over all in His sovereignty and providence with Christ at His right hand. (Matt. 24:36; Mark 11:26; Luke 6:36; John 1:18, 3:16, 5:43, 8:19; Acts 2:33, Heb. 12:2; Rev. 3:21)
We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Savior of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin-born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem man, and to rule over God’s kingdom.
We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His deity, but merely veiled them.
We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man’s sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 9:24; 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2)
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit of God is eternally God and possesses all the personality and attributes of deity. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
We believe that He is the divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit.
We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind. This ministry includes reproving the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. (Gen. 1:2; John 3:5-6, 14:16, 16:8-11; Acts 1:5, 11:15; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor.3:16, 6:19-20, 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 3:6; Eph. 1:13-18, 5:18; 1 John 2:20, 27)
We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing were temporary. Speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit. Ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for physical healing. (1 Cor. 1:22, 13:8, 14:21-22)
The Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:17-19)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace, and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. . (John 1:12; Eph. 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 1 John 1:9)
The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Rom. 8:1; 38-39; 1 Cor. 1:4-8; 1 Pet. 1:4-5)
We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Rom. 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)
We believe that the church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of saved persons. (1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 5:25-27; Col. 1:18,24)
We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)
We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control. (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; Rom. 16:1, 4; 1 Cor. 3:9, 16; 5:4-7, 13; 1 Pet. 5:1-4)
We recognize water baptism and the Lord’s Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age. (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 8:36-38; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. God commands His people to separate from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations, and to refrain from all immodest and immoderate appearances. (Rom. 12:1-2; 14:13; 1 Cor. 6:19-20; 2 Cor. 6:14, 7:1; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11)
The Last Days
We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. Following this one-thousand-year reign is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new heaven and the new earth. (1 Cor. 15:51-58; 1 Thess. 4:13-18, 5:1-9; Rev. 19-22)
The Eternal State
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life with Christ, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. (Matt. 25:46; John 5:28, 29; 11:25-26; Rev. 20:5-6, 12-13)
We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where they consciously await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. (Luke 23:43; 2 Cor. 5:8; Phil. 1:23; 3:21; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rev. 20:4-6)
We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious punishment and torment until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment and torment. (Matt. 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; 2 Thess. 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Rev. 20:11-15)
The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is the author of sin and the instigator of the Fall of Man; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire. (Job 1:6-7; Isa. 14:12-17; Matt. 4:2-11; 25:41; Rev. 20:10)
This does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible is the sole and final source on what we believe.