There is one God. He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and One. God is perfect in all of His attributes, including His holiness, love, power and knowledge.
Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He is co-equal with God the Father. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world, rose again on the third day, ascended to Heaven where He now reigns as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus will personally and visibly return again to earth someday in all of His glory.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ. He is the Divine Helper, Instructor, Guide and Counselor. He lives in every born-again believer from the moment of salvation providing power for living, guidance and understanding of spiritual truth. He exalts Christ and convicts man of sin and righteousness and judgment. He enlightens and empowers the believer.
The Bible is God’s written revelation of Himself to man. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is the sole source of truth, is inerrant and is divinely inspired by God.
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man is sinful, therefore cannot earn or deserve eternal life. Sin has separated us from God and made us unacceptable to Him. God sent Jesus, Who was sinless, to die on the cross and pay the penalty for the sin of all. Salvation is free to all who repent and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Repentance and Faith in Jesus is the only way we can have eternal life.
Because salvation is based on the person and work of Christ, and is not based on man’s works, the genuinely born-again believer is secure throughout eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-sufficiency or perseverance of the believer.
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in the new heaven and new earth with the Lord.
Nall Memorial Baptist Church is a member church of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). The SBC adopted a doctrinal statement which reflects the core beliefs of Nall Memorial titled The Baptist Faith and Message.