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What We Believe

The following are the core beliefs of Lake Country Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible.

The Bible

The Bible is the written revelation of God. The Bible does not just contain the words of God but rather is the very Word of God proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ

God

There is only one living and true God. He has chosen to reveal Himself to His creation as a Trinity, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things.

Jesus

Jesus Christ possesses all the divine attributes and is co-equal with the Father. He died for the sin of all mankind and is man's only pathway to God.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit possesses all the divine attributes and is co- equal with both the Father and the Son. His ministry is to reprove the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. His presence today is found in all believers to enlighten them to the glories of Christ through an understanding of the written Word of God.

Man

Man is a direct creation of God. He was made in God's image , but lost that image through disobedience, bringing the penalty of death upon the human race.  Man is now born in the image of Adam , and as a natural man having a sinful nature , must be born again to see and enter the kingdom of God . Man, in his natural state, is ungodly and the enemy of God and totally without strength to reconcile his relationship to God without the provision of the gospel of Christ.


Salvation

Biblical salvation means to be eternally delivered from the wrath of God and the judgment of sin. God's power unto salvation is found in the gospel of Christ alone.

The Church

All believers are part of the Body of Christ. This body presents itself visibly today through local congregations as they assemble and work together for the testimony of the gospel of Christ in the world as His ambassadors.

Marriage, Gender & Sexuality 

Marriage is sanctioned by God and joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union as defined in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married [Genesis 2:24]. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage [1 Thessalonians 4:3-4; Hebrews 13:4].

God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. [Genesis 1:26-27] Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

Sanctity of Human Life 

All human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre - born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. [Ps 139]