The Scriptures. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and the inerrant Word of God and that all Scripture was designed for our practical instruction and encouragement (Romans 15:4; I Corinthians 10:11; II Timothy 3: 15-17; II Peter 1:21).
The Triune Godhead (Trinity). We believe there is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30).
God the Father. God, as Father, is ruler and authority over His entire universe. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise and all-loving (Genesis 1:1; I Chronicles 29:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 6:9; Acts 1:7; I Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:4; Ephesians 4:6).
God the Son. We believe in the deity of Christ (John 10:33); His virgin birth (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1: 34-35); His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26); His miracles (John 2:11); His vicarious and atoning death (I Corinthians 15:3; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9); His resurrection (John 11:25; I Corinthians 15:4); His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Mark 16:19); His personal return to earth in power and glory (Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-13; Revelation 19:14-16).
God the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and brings new life to those who are spiritually dead. The Holy Spirit baptizes believers into the Body of Christ and indwells them permanently. The Holy Spirit bestows spiritual gifts upon believers and fills those who are yielded to Him. Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so as not to fulfill the lust of the flesh, but will bear fruit to the glory of God (John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; I Corinthians 12:7-11, 13; Ephesians 3:30; 5:18).
Salvation. We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of the human nature, and that all are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ, and that only by God’s grace through faith are we saved (John 1:12; John 3:16-19; John 5:24; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:7; 2: 8-10; Titus 3:5).
Christian Walk. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and godly life until the return of Christ (Romans 8:9; 8:13-14; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 4:30; Ephesians 5:18; II Peter 3: 11-12).
The Church. We believe in the spiritual unity of the believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and as Christians we are to be examples of God’s (agape) love in this world. Jesus Christ is the head of the Church. We as a body of believers make up the body of Christ and are the visible representation of the Lord in a lost and needy world. It is our duty and privilege as believers to minister in the name of Jesus Christ and so fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 25:31-46; 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2:42; I Corinthians; 2:12-13; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23; I John 4:16-17).
Lake Carroll Baptist Church is a contributing and participating member
of the following conventions, mission agencies and associations.
Tampa Bay Baptist Association, www.tbba.org
Florida Baptist Convention, www.flbaptist.org
North American Mission Board, www.namb.net
Southern Baptist Convention, www.sbc.net
International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, www.imb.org