articles of faith

Walnut Street Baptist Church

The Articles of faith were adopted on October 12, 1849

First.  We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were written by men divinely inspired and that they are the only infallible rule of Faith and Practice.


Second.  That there is only one true and living God, revealed to us as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the same in essence and equal in every divine perfection.


Third.  That man was created holy, innocent, and happy, but by the disobedience of one man Sin entered into the world, and death by Sin, so death passed upon all men for that all have sinned.


Fourth.  That the only way of salvation is by grace through faith in the atonement and righteousness of Jesus Christ.


Fifth.  That it is the duty of all men to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.


Sixth.  That nothing can separate true believers from the love of God, but that they will be kept by His power through faith unto salvation.


Seventh. That Christian Baptism is administered only by the immersion of believers in water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy   Spirit, and that immersed believers only are entitled to partake of the Lord's Supper.


Eighth.  That there will be a general resurrection of the dead, and a general judgement when all mankind will be judged according to their deeds, that the wicked shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into life eternal.


Ninth.  That the Christian ministry is divinely appointed means for the spread of the gospel throughout the world, and that it is the duty of all Christians according to ability to contribute to its support.


                                                            W. W. Sherrill, Clerk