Doctrine

Our Beliefs

Biblical churches start with biblical doctrine. Northwest Baptist Missions' doctrinal statement identifies our beliefs and the beliefs we seek to instill in the churches we help plant. 

Since we base our fellowship on biblical truth, we expect missionary church planters to affirm their belief in and adherence to this doctrinal statement. We also want all who minister with us to preach, teach, and live these truths.

We have summarized our doctrinal statement here. Please contact us if you would like a full statement.

The Scriptures

We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired Word and Revelation of God and, therefore, our only authority in matters of faith and practice. II Tim 3:16; II Peter 1:21.

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; that He is the very God by whom and for whom all things were created. We believe in His virgin birth; that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and is God manifest in the flesh. John 1:1–3; Heb 1:8; Isa 7:14; Matt 1:16; Luke 1:31.

The True God

We believe in one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that these persons have the same nature, attributes, and perfections. Jude 20,21; Matt 3:16, 17; II Cor 13:14.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and 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. John 16:8–11; II Cor 3:6; I Cor 12:12–14; Rom 8:9; Eph 1:13, 14.

The Resurrection Of Christ

We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and His presence at the right hand of God as our Priest and Advocate. Matt 28:1–10; I Cor 15:20; I John 2:1; Heb 7:25.

Sin And Total Depravity

We believe that God created man in His image and likeness, but that in Adam’s sin, the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. We believe in the necessity of regeneration through the Holy Spirit of God and faith in Jesus Christ. Rom 3:23; 5:12; Gen 1:26, 27; Eph 2:1–3, 12; John 1:12; 3:3–7.

Salvation

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 for the forgiveness of our sins. Eph 2:8–10; John 1:12; Eph 1:7; I Peter 1:18, 19.

Baptism And Lord’s Supper

We believe that the believer’s baptism by immersion is commanded by the Lord and shall be practiced by the church. We believe that the communion of the Lord’s Supper is a privilege and responsibility intended only for those who are believers in Christ. Matt 28:19; Acts 2:41, 42; Rom 6:4; I Cor 11:23–34.

The Return Of Christ

We believe in the personal, imminent, pretribulation, and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones (the rapture); and in His subsequent return to earth, with His saints, to establish His millennial kingdom (after the tribulation). I Thess 4:13–18; Zech 14:4–11; Rev 19:11–16; 20:1–6; I Thess 1:10; 5:9; Rev 3:10

Satan

We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, who is the author of sin and the avowed enemy of God and man; and, that he shall eventually 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.

Security Of The Believers

We believe that all of those who are born again are kept by the power of God and are therefore secure in Christ forever. John 10:28, 29; Phil 1:6; I John 5:11–13.

Eternal State

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved resulting in their everlasting blessedness, and, in the bodily resurrection of the unsaved after the millennium, resulting in their everlasting conscious punishment. II Cor 5:1; II Tim 1:12; Rev 20:11–15.