Willow Springs Baptist Church

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We believe that the KJV Bible is the Word of God, without any error.

We believe God preserved His Word for us throughout the thousands of years of human history.

We believe God is working through HIs Church in the age in which we live.

We believe the local church is God's instrument of ministry in the age in which we live.

We believe each redeemed child of God is commanded to take an active part in a local church.

We believe a life that is pleasing to God is a life that is lived with His Word, the Bible, as the basis for our conduct towards Him and towards our fellowman.

We believe that relationship as explained in the Bible is:

John 14:6 (KJV) 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

We believe that a person can only have that relationship with God through Jesus Christ because:

We are all sinners; Romans 3:23 (KJV) 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

We believe there will be time of judgment before God to answer for our sins.

We believe the penalty for those sins in eternal banishment from the presence of God in a literal place called Hell or eternal lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15 (KJV) 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. 13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

This is explained for us as: Romans 6:23 (KJV) 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

That gift of eternal life, the exclusion of the terrible judgment of God, comes by agreement and acceptance of the payment for our sin by Jesus Christ as He gave His life and blood on a cross outside of Jerusalem.

We believe that we receive this position of salvation and restoration by publicly acknowledging our agreement and acceptance of Jesus Christ’s work of redemption on that cross. John 1:12 (KJV) 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Romans 10:9-10 (KJV) 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

We believe that we can only make this private and public profession of belief by the faith that we have been given that it is true. Ephesians 2:8-10 (KJV) 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.