New Salem Primitive Baptist Church - "The church that loves God and loves God's people"
 
ARTICLES of FAITH
 
*WE BELIEVE in only one true and living God and the trinity of persons in the God-head, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and yet there are not three , but one (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16-17; 28:19; John 1:1, 14, 16; II Cor. 13:14; Colossians 2:9; I Peter 1:2; I John 5:7).
 
*WE BELIEVE  the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice (Psalms 119:9-16; II Tim. 3:16-17; Romans 1:19-21).
 
*WE BELIEVE in the doctrine of eternal and particular election of a definite number of the human race chosen in Christ before the foundation of the world, that they should be holy and without blame before Him in love (John 6:37, 7:2, 13:18-19, 15:16; Acts 13:48; Romans 8:24-30, 11:7; I Thess. 1:4; Eph. 1:4; II Tim. 1:9).
 
*WE BELIEVE in a covenant redemption between God the Father and God the Son (Gen. 3:15; Psalms 111:9; Romans 5:17; Gal. 4:4; Eph. 1:17; Heb. 9:11-12, 10:5-7).
 
*WE BELIEVE in the fall of man and the communication of Adam's sinful nature to his posterity by ordinary generation and their impotency to recover themselves from the fallen state they are in by nature by their own free will and ability (Jer. 13:23; John 6:44; Romans 3:23; Eph. 2:8).
 
*WE BELIEVE that all chosen in Christ shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and be effectually called, regenerated, and born again (Psalms 37:28; John 10:28; Acts 2:9; Romans 8:29-30; Col. 3:3; II Tim. 1:8-9; Jude 1:1).
 
*WE BELIEVE that sinners thus born again are justified in the sight of God alone by the righteousness of Jesus Christ imputed to them by faith (Romans 3:24, 5:1; II Cor. 5:21; Eph. 2:8; Titus 3:5).
 
*WE BELIEVE that faith is the gift of God, and good works the fruit of faith, which justify us in the sight of men and angels as evidence of our gracious state (Matt. 5:16; Romans 3:20-24, 5:1, 8:1; James 2:18-19,22).
 
*WE BELIEVE that all the Saints of God justified by the righteousness of Christ shall preserve in grace, and none of them finally fall away so as to be lost (Deut. 32:6; Psalms 12:5-7; John 1:12, 10:27-30; Romans 3:24-25, 38-39; Phil. 1:6; Eph. 1:4; II Tim. 2:19; I Pet. 1:5).
 
*WE BELIEVE in a general judgment, both of the just and the unjust, and that joys of the righteous shall be eternal and the punishment of the wicked shall be everlasting (Gen. 3:19; Eccl. 12:14; Dan. 12:2; Matt. 25:32-34; John 5:28-29; Rev. 20:11-15).
 
*WE BELIEVE that the visible Church of Christ is a congregation of Baptized Believers in Christ adhering to a special covenant, which recognizes Christ as their only lawgiver and ruler, and His word their exclusive guide in all religious matters. It is complete in itself and independent under Christ of every other church organization. It is alone a religious assembly, selected and called out of the world by the doctrine of the Gospel to worship the true God according to His Word (Acts 2:41-42; I Cor. 1:10-13; Eph. 4:3-7,13, 5:23, 27, 32; Col. 1:18; Rev. 2:7).
 
*WE BELIEVE that the scriptural officers of a church are Pastor and Deacon, whose qualifications and duties are defined in I Timothy, Chapter 3 and Titus Chapter 1(Phil. 1:1; Acts 20:17, 21; Heb. 13:17).
 
*WE BELIEVE that Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water by a proper administrator (an ordained Elder) in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:12-16; Acts 8:36, 39; Romans 6:3-4; Col. 2:12).
 
*WE BELIEVE that only an ordained Elder has a right to administer the ordinances of the Gospel, such as have been properly, called, and come under the imposition of the presbytery by the authority of the Church of Christ (Acts 9:15, 13:1-3, 14:23; Eph. 4:11-14; Titus 1:5).
 
*WE BELIEVE that only regularly baptized and orderly Church Members have a right to communion at the Lord's Table (Matt. 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:17-20; I Cor. 5:7-11, 11:17-29).
 
*WE BELIEVE in Washing of the Saint's Feet in an assembly of believers immediately after the Lord's Supper (John 13:2-17; I Tim. 5:9-10).