Old Carroll Primitive Baptist Church

Old Carroll Primitive Baptist Church

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Services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Old Carroll is an independent church of the Primitive Baptist faith. It is our earnest desire when we meet to render all praise, honor and glory to God. We practice the New Testament pattern of worship: preaching, praying and singing. We observe communion and feet-washing. While a brief statement of beliefs cannot adequately express all the doctrines of the New Testament Church, these articles serve to clearly define the essential elements of our faith and practice. Yet, if these were merely based upon our beliefs, they would have no more value than any opinion. However, these articles are not founded on our opinions, but upon the word of God. We believe in the one true and living God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost – and these three are one. (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Jer. 10:10; Matt. 28:19; Jno. 1:1, 17:20-23; I Cor. 8:6; II Cor. 13:14; I Tim. 1:17; I Jno. 5:7) We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the revealed and inspired word of God, and as such are the only rule for both faith and practice. We believe, the King James Bible is the best translation for English speaking peoples and is the preserved word of God. (Psa. 12:6-7; Rom. 15:4; Eph. 2:19-22; II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:19-21) We believe that the Bible is our only rule for faith and practice; therefore, we should strive to follow the word of God in our daily lives. While we seek to live quiet and peaceable lives, we are bound by scripture and it is our ultimate authority. As such, we recognize the biblical qualification for membership, and the standard of living to which God holds us as members. Since we bear the name of Christ we should live a changed life, unlike the world around us, in a way that honors God and does not bring reproach up His name or the Bride of Christ which is the Church. (Exo. 1:16-21; I Kng. 18:3-4; Dan. 3; Act. 4:19-20, 5:29; Rom. 13:17; I Cor. 6:9-11, Gal. 5:19-21, I Tim. 2:1-2, 3:16; Tit. 3:1-3) We believe that all mankind is in a fallen state by nature, and consequently in a state of condemnation. Furthermore, we believe that all mankind engages in his sin nature, and none live above sin. Therefore, man is a sinner both by nature and by practice; man cannot recover himself from this fallen state by his own free will or ability. (Job 14:4; Psa. 14:1-3, 51:5; Rom. 3:9-12, 3:23, 5:12, 7:18-25; 1 Cor. 2:14; Eph. 2:1-3, 2:8) We believe God according to his good pleasure, before the foundation of the world, unconditionally elected a specific people, a definite but innumerable number of the human family, in Jesus Christ and predestined them to eternal life and glory. However, we refute the notion that God predestined all events, sin, and wickedness. (Psa. 115:3; Matt. 1:21, 25:31-46; Jno 6:37-47, 10:26-30; Acts 13:48; Romans 8:24-39,9:11-16; Eph. 1:1-11; I Thes. 1:2-4; II Tim. 1:9; I Pet. 1:2) We believe Jesus Christ suffered and died a substitutionary death in the place of His elect only and that His elect are justified in the sight of God by the imputed righteousness of Christ alone. (Jno. 10:11; Act. 20:28; Rom. 5:8-15; II Cor. 5:21; Eph. 2:5; Tit. 3:4-7; Heb. 10:14; I Pet. 3:18; I Jno. 3:9) We believe that in God’s own time and appointed way the Holy Spirit effectually calls, regenerates, and sanctifies all the elect saints of God during their lifetime, sometime between conception and death. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit isn’t dependent on man or man’s devices, nor is man involved except as the passive recipient in the work of regeneration. (Isa. 55:10-11; Jno. 3:3-8; II Tim. 1:9; Jud. 1) We believe all the elect saints are kept by the power of God, preserved in the blood of Jesus Christ, through faith unto salvation, and while some may not persevere faithful until death, not one of the elect shall ever be eternally lost. (Psa. 89:28-37; Jno. 6:37-40, 10:27-30, 14:19-20; Rom. 8:28-39; Heb. 12:6-8; 1 Pet. 1:2-5; Jud. 1) We believe that a Church of Jesus Christ is a company of believers, who turning from the things of the world are baptized upon a profession of faith in the finished work of Christ, contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints and maintaining pure and holy the ordinances as they have been delivered. (Act. 11:26, 16:31-33; Eph. 3:6; Jud. 3) We believe that while from time to time Churches may come together to form ties of fellowship, every Church is a sovereign body, and remains both autonomous and independent. The Church belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and He is its only head. (Eph. 1:22, 5:23; Col. 1:18). We believe that baptism and communion are the only two ordinances given to the New Testament Church in the Gospel. (Matt. 3:13-17, 26:26-29, 28:19; Mrk. 14:22-26, 16:15-16; Luk. 22:17-20; Jno. 3:23, 13:1-17; Act. 8:28-38; Rom. 6:3-5; I Cor. 10:16, 11:23-28; I Tim. 5:10) Believers are the only proper subjects for baptism and the only true mode of baptism is by immersion. Only those who have been submissive to the first ordinance of baptism may be admitted to partake in the second ordinance of communion. We believe the communion is made up of both the Lord’s Supper and the washing of the saints’ feet, therefore, it is the duty of our members to wash feet as taught in scripture. Furthermore, we believe that no minister has the right to administer the ordinances of the Church, except those who have been baptized, met the qualifications of scripture, have been called by God to the office, and come under the imposition of the hands by the presbytery, and are at the time in good standing with the Church. (Matt. 28:18-20; Luk. 9:60; Act. 13:1-4, 20:28; I Cor. 9:16, 9:27; I Tim. 4:14, 5:22; II Tim. 2:1-6, 2:15; Tit. 1:5-9) We believe that good works and obedience to the commands of God are well pleasing in His sight. As such, it is the duty of our members to honor the covenant they have made, not to obtain eternal life but out of a thankful heart; to live God honoring lives, cheerfully give of themselves, not forsake the worship service, remain unspotted from the world and refrain from membership in worldly orders or religious institutions that teach doctrines contrary to scripture (for example, Freemasonry). (Ecc. 12:14; Amo. 3:3; Matt. 5:14-16, 5:33-37, 6:24; 17:10; I Cor. 10:20, 14:40; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Gal 5:22-23; Eph. 2:8-10, 5:11-14; Col 2:20-22; I Tim. 6:1-16; Tit. 3:8; Heb. 10:24, 13:16; Jam. 2:17-18) Finally, we believe that when Jesus returns for the second time, there will be a bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. The dead will be raised from the dust of the earth; those that are alive and remain shall be changed, and all the elect will meet the Lord in the air, forever to be with Him. There will be a general judgment, where the sheep are divided from the goats, that the joys of righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be everlasting, and this world will be no more. We do not believe that Christ is returning to set up another earthly kingdom, but the Kingdom exists today having been established by Christ Himself. (Job. 14:14-15; Dan. 12:2; Matt. 4:17, 12:28, 25:31-46; Jno. 5:26-29; Act. 17:31, 24:15; I Cor. 15:35-58; II Cor. 5:10; Phil. 3:20-21; Col 1:12-13; I Thes. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:10-15)

Mission: To follow Jesus Christ as best as we can and be a help to each other along the way.

What we believe- Three in One Godhead

[04/28/20]   April 26 2020: Our regular worship services were not held this morning due to continuing governmental instruction to maintain “social distancing” and to avoid assemblies of more than ten people in order to limit the spread of the very contagious Coronavirus (covid-19). Once again we were able to arrange a time of sweet fellowship and to both see and hear one another virtually. After this time of sweet fellowship, our Pastor, Elder Jonathan Cook, opened our “virtual church” worship service with acapella singing of the hymn “Salvation, Oh The Joyful Sound.” He then shared a number of prayer requests and reminded us to pray for our country, our leaders, those on the front lines of the battle with this disease, and for our church family. Elder Cook then provided a very humble and sweet opening prayer on behalf of the congregation.

Elder Cook then presented a very powerful sermon using the second chapter of The Book of Joshua for his primary text, with additional support from Galatians 5:22, Exodus 12, Revelation 20, Numbers 12 and 13, Hebrews 11:30-31 and 12, Joshua 6, Matthew 1:5-6, James 2:23, and various other scriptures. Elder Cook began by reviewing the events surrounding the encounter between Rahab the harlot and the two spies that Joshua had sent to spy out the city of Jericho, a city only about 5 miles from the Jordan River. He reflected on how Rahab, by faith, hid the spies of Israel on her rooftop even though it would have meant certain death for her and her entire family had she been discovered. He further reflected on how she could have only had this faith because God had already done a work of grace in her heart, faith being a fruit of the Spirit as clearly taught in the New Testament. Elder Cook also pointed out that she not only hid the spies but aided them in their escape by hurriedly sending the King’s pursuing troops in the wrong direction. Elder Cook taught that Rahab, though not a Jew, not only recognized God as “the LORD,” but also that He had given Israel the land and there was nothing that could stop them because God had been, and was, with them. He further taught that the scarlet rope that was used for the escape of the spies, and again for the removal of Rahab and her family, symbolically represents the blood of Jesus Christ and His way of escape, just as it did for Israel 40 years before they left Egypt after the first Passover. Elder Cook then instructed that we too have a scarlet marking that has been applied to us, not by our hands, but by the grace of God and we need to be thankful that we are saved eternally by that applied blood of Jesus. Elder Cook also reminded us that when Moses sent his spies into the promise land, only two (Caleb and Joshua) responded in faith and believed God, while the other 10 spies responded with utter fear. He further instructed that we are not the source of our faith, but rather it is Jesus that is the author and finisher of our faith, just as He was for Rahab. Next Elder Cook explained how Joshua and the people of Israel followed the specific instructions for the battle for the city of Jericho and were given the victory with but a shout, thus all glory went to God for the overwhelming victory when the walls of Jericho came down. Elder Cook also warned that we should never put our faith in our faith, but rather place our faith in the finished work of Jesus. Lastly, Elder Cook also instructed that this same woman, Rahab, is included in the genealogy of Jesus and we, just like her, are sinners who have fallen short of the glory of God and stand in need of deliverance by the blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

As our closing hymn Elder Cook selected and sang “Show Pity, Lord”, as we at home again sang along with him. He then closed worship services with a sweet prayer.

Rahab the harlot, Joshua taking over Israel, the destruction of Jericho, and the Lord over it all.

Hymns for tomorrow's service #211 in Old School Hymnal (51 in the Goble hymnal) and #89 (52 in Goble)

[04/25/20]   Services will be held tomorrow morning on this website at 11 a.m. may the Lord bless you all.

[04/21/20]   April 19, 2020: Our worship services on this very chilly Sunday morning again were held virtually due to continuing governmental instruction to maintain “social distancing” and to avoid assemblies of more than ten people. There is reasonable hope that this situation may be alleviated sometime in the next month. We continued to meet for a scheduled fellowship with each other over the internet prior to worship. After this time of sweet fellowship, Brother Brian Dixon was called upon to close with a word of prayer, which he did quite eloquently. Elder Jonathan Cook, our Pastor, then opened our “virtual church” worship service with the acapella singing of the hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy,” as we sang along at home. He then reminded us of the continuing need to pray for every situation in our country, for our President and other local leaders, and for the many doctors, nurses and other caregivers throughout the country. He also reminded us of our responsibility to pray for one another. Elder Cook then provided a very sweet prayer to open the worship services.

Next, Elder Cook presented an exceptionally robust and powerful sermon using 2nd Timothy 3:14-17 as his primary text, with additional support from Matthew 4:2-4, Romans 15:1-4, Mark 13:11, Ecclesiastes 12:8, Luke 24:42-45, Psalm 119:9-12, Acts 17:1-11, 1st Peter 3:15-16, 1st Timothy 4:12-16, and various other scriptures. Elder Cook began by emphasizing the absolute necessity for reading, meditating, and studying the scriptures, especially since such is explicitly called for in the scriptures. He further emphasized the need to read and teach our children about, and from, the scriptures for they contain truth and the wisdom of God. He also emphasized that while the Bible was penned by men, it was inspired by God (i.e., it was God breathed), thus when we read, we are reading the words of God and not the words of men. Elder Cook went on to emphasize that the Bible not only reveals the doctrine and practices that God has laid out for us, it also teaches us, helps us and guides us in our daily living and gives us both comfort and hope. Furthermore, he proclaimed that the Bible provides the standards that we need when listening to preachers preach and teachers teach, and for comparison of Christian conduct. Next, Elder Cook proclaim that Jesus always used the scriptures to counter every trap or statement that Satan presented when in the desert with His bold statement, “It is written!” He also warned us to pay close attention to the context of the scriptures, as many have deeply erred by relying upon small snippets of scripture rather than thorough and careful study allowing the entire Bible to interpret itself. Elder Cook then proclaimed that the entire Bible, from beginning to end, is about Jesus Christ and what He has done for His people and Jesus Himself instructed that we are to follow Him, and to learn of Him. Elder Cook further proclaimed that solid growth in the knowledge of the scriptures can help is to stand fast in the face of adversity and that we should never be ashamed to read, study and carry our Bibles, and, more importantly, to reason out of the scriptures. Elder Cook then encouraged us to search the scriptures daily, avoid profane and vain babblings, rightly dividing the word of truth and being prepared to give a loving and humble answer about the hope we have within. Lastly, Elder Cook also encouraged to serve as an example to others in what we say, how we live, how we read and study, and preach or teach so that we and those that are around us may more fully partake in the blessing of our temporal salvation in this life.

Elder Cook then sang the closing hymn “How Lovely The Place,” as we joined in from home. He then closed worship services with a very humble and tender prayer.

Importance of reading and studying the Bible

Hymns for today's live service.

[04/18/20]   Lord willing, services tomorrow morning will be here on this page at 11 a.m.

[04/14/20]   April 12, 2020: Once again regular worship services on this Easter morning were held virtually due to continuing governmental instruction to maintain “social distancing” and to avoid assemblies of more than ten people. We continued to meet for a scheduled fellowship with each other over the internet prior to worship. After this time of sweet fellowship, Elder Jonathan Cook, our Pastor, spoke a few minutes about how he wanted to focus on the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ and how thankful we should be on this Easter Sunday there was an empty tomb on that first Easter Sunday. He then opened our “virtual church” worship service with the acapella singing of the hymn “He Lives,” as we at our respective homes sang along as well. He then reminded us of the continuing need to pray for our country, our President, and other leaders of the nation. He also asked that we remember to pray for all the doctors, nurses and other caregivers as well as one another. Elder Cook then provided a very humble and tender prayer to open our worship services.

Next, Elder Cook presented a very powerful and encouraging sermon using Matthew 28:1-8 for his primary text, with additional support from all 4 of the gospels (to include Matthew 16:21-23, Luke 24:1-12 and 36-53, Mark 16:1-8, and John 20:3-17, 3:8 and 16), as well as Philippians 3:8-11, Galatians 5:22-23, 1st Peter 1:3, and numerous other scriptures. Elder Cook first informed us of how important it is to see the amazing events described in his primary text in both their proper sequence and in their integrated totality, which, he was quick to caution, requires careful and diligent study of all four gospel accounts. He also encouraged us to challenge what men may say, or write, or preach regarding the resurrection to make sure such is consistent with what the scriptures actually say about these important events. Next, Elder Cook explained that after the burial of Jesus, armed guards were posted at His tomb to prevent His disciples from taking His body, even though His disciples actually were all hiding in fear. He also explained that the angel of the Lord rolled away the stone from Jesus’ tomb, not so that Jesus could get out, but rather so that those going to the tomb could go in and see that He had risen and no longer was in the grave, just as the angel had declared unto them. Elder Cook then proclaimed that the same message is true today - - Jesus has risen and is alive and even now sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us and He is intimately and actively involved in the lives of His children today just as He was back then. He further proclaimed that by the blood of Jesus we have been given eternal life and we ought in like manner take up our cross and follow our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Elder Cook next taught that even after having personally seen the many miracles Jesus had performed, being told by Jesus Himself of His coming death and resurrection, seeing His empty tomb with their own eyes, and hearing the declaration of the angel of the Lord that, “He is risen”, His disciples failed to believe that He had actually done just as He said He would do. Elder Cook also proclaimed that the empty tomb testified that Jesus had successfully and fully completed the work He was sent to accomplish, that He had been victorious over death and the grave, and that we should take great comfort in knowing that because of His finished work, all the elect children of God shall also be victorious over death and the grave. Elder Cook also proclaimed that scripture states that after His resurrection Jesus told Mary Magdalene that He would “ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God,” which attests that we, like her, are the children of God. Pastor Cook also proclaimed that this same Jesus that ascended up to our Father is the only mediator between man and God, and He is coming again for the entire elect family of God, and none shall be lost and nothing can hinder Him. Lastly, Elder Cook declared that by the faith of Jesus (i.e., His faith, not ours) we have an imputed righteousness and the faith to know Him, to know the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His suffering as we take up our cross and follow Him.

Elder Cook then sang “All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name” as our closing hymn, as we at home again sang along with him. He then closed worship services with another robust and very sweet prayer.

The Resurrection morning

[04/12/20]   Services will begin at 11 a.m. this morning. Let our minds be focused on the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder Mike Michael Montgomery

Elder Mike Montgomery

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder David Montgomery

Elder David Montgomery

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder Mark Quarles

Elder Mark Quarrels

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

God's Mercy and Deliverance
Elder Jonathan Cook, Pastor of Old Carroll PBC

Elder Jonathan Cook

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder Chris McCool

Elder Chris McCool

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder Ben Benjamin C Winslett

Elder Ben Winslett

Singing by:
Rich Mountain Association
Texas Camp Meeting
Bethlehem PBC (Izoro, TX)
Bethel PBC (McMahan, TX)

Preaching Arrangements for tomorrow. Please pray!

We hope you'll join us tomorrow for one more day of service through the preached word of God. Please continue to pray for these men as they prepare to be with us.

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder Mike Michael Gowens, Bethel PBC, Calabash NC

Elder Michael Gowens

Singing by:
Rich Mountain Association
Texas Camp Meeting
Bethlehem PBC (Izoro, TX)
Bethel PBC (McMahan, TX)

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Bro Jon M. - Tired Creek PBC GA

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder Matt S., Lindsey CA

Preaching schedule for tonight:

We pray you're uplifted by the preaching of God's Holy Word thus far. Please join us again this evening as we continue this evening. (All Times Eastern)

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Brother Ronald

Elder Ronald Lawrence

Friday Morning Sermon, 12 PM Eastern

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Friday Morning Song Service

Singing from the Rich Mountain Association, 2017

The schedule today for the fellowship meeting. Please pray for the ministers who are preaching today!

The Lord blessed us with an excellent service last night. Please pray for these men as they preach for us this morning. (All times Eastern)
10:00- Elder Tim McCool, Bethlehem PBC (AL)
11:00- Elder Adam Green, Old Union PBC (AR)
12:00- Elder Ronald Lawrence, Bethel PBC (TN)

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder Chris Crouse
Introduction by Elder Silas Ford

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Elder David Crawford

Primitive Baptist Easter Fellowship Meeting

Ministers around our country praying for our Nation and the upcoming fellowship meeting.

Please continue to pray for our meeting this Easter weekend. We look forward to worshipping with you all!

[04/07/20]   April 5, 2020: As has become the norm lately, our regular worship services were not held this morning due to continuing governmental instruction to maintain “social distancing” and to avoid assemblies of more than ten people. This has been ordered as a means to limit the spread of the very contagious Coronavirus (covid-19). We were again able to arrange a time of sweet fellowship and to both see and hear one another virtually. After this time of sweet fellowship, Elder Jonathan Cook, our Pastor, opened our “virtual church” worship service with the acapella singing of the hymn “There Is A Fountain” as we at home sang along. He then reminded us of the need to pray for our country, our President, and other leaders that have very difficult decisions to make as they attempt to balance the economic and physical health of the nation. He also asked that we remember to pray for the doctors, nurses and other caregivers as well as one another at Old Carroll. Elder Cook then provided a very sweet opening prayer on behalf of the congregation.

Elder Cook then presented a very powerful sermon using John 10:17-18 as his initial text, with additional support from Luke 22:44-68, John 18:6, Psalm 41:9 and 22:1, Matthew 26:62-68 and 27, Leviticus 21:10, Isaiah 52, and various other scriptures. After reading his initial text, Elder Cook emphasized that Jesus allowed everything to happen to Him and yet He had the power to call upon thousands of very powerful angels at any time to intercede at any point, but instead drank the bitter cup for us so that we would not have to do so. He further emphasized that the men that arrested Him, tried Him, spat upon Him, smote Him, mocked Him, scourged Him, and eventually crucified and killed Him, could have done none of these things except that the Lord permitted them to do so for His purposes and glory, and for fulfillment of every applicable prophetic scripture. Elder Cook also reminded us of how those that had come to arrest Jesus were completely knocked backwards to the ground by His reply of, “I am he.” Elder Cook proclaimed that Jesus suffered so much for us, mentally, physically, and spiritually as He, who had no sin, became sin for us and bore our punishment in His body. Elder Cook also proclaimed that when presented with the choice between Barabbas and Jesus, the people chose Barabbas to be set free even though he (like each of us) was guilty, deserved punishment and had committed wrong, while Jesus was totally innocent and without sin. Elder Cook also proclaimed that it is the blood of Jesus that justifies us to God the Father, while our faith confirms our justification to ourselves, and our works, as they are observed, justify us to those around us. Lastly, Elder Cook proclaimed that we should rejoice for Jesus has been victorious over death, hell, and the grave and we ought to remember what great things the Lord has done for us - - He did it all willingly, and He truly is worthy of praise.

Elder Cook then sang “Nothing But The Blood” as our closing hymn, as we at home again sang along with him. He then closed worship services with another sweet prayer.

Our Story

Old Carroll is a church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Primitive Baptist faith. It is our earnest desire when we meet to render all praise, honor and glory to God. We practice the New Testament pattern of worship: preaching, praying and singing. We observe communion and feet-washing. While a brief statement of beliefs cannot adequately express all the doctrines of the New Testament Church, these articles serve to clearly define the essential elements of our faith and practice. Yet, if these were merely based upon our beliefs, they would have no more value than any opinion. However, these articles are not founded on our opinions, but upon the word of God. We believe in the one true and living God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost – and these three are one. (Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Jer. 10:10; Matt. 28:19; Jno. 1:1, 17:20-23; I Cor. 8:6; II Cor. 13:14; I Tim. 1:17; I Jno. 5:7) We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the revealed and inspired word of God, and as such are the only rule for both faith and practice. We believe, the King James Bible is the best translation for English speaking peoples and is the preserved word of God. (Psa. 12:6-7; Rom. 15:4; Eph. 2:19-22; II Tim. 3:16-17; II Pet. 1:19-21) We believe that the Bible is our only rule for faith and practice; therefore, we should strive to follow the word of God in our daily lives. While we seek to live quiet and peaceable lives, we are bound by scripture and it is our ultimate authority. As such, we recognize the biblical qualification for membership, and the standard of living to which God holds us as members. Since we bear the name of Christ we should live a changed life, unlike the world around us, in a way that honors God and does not bring reproach up His name or the Bride of Christ which is the Church. (Exo. 1:16-21; I Kng. 18:3-4; Dan. 3; Act. 4:19-20, 5:29; Rom. 13:17; I Cor. 6:9-11, Gal. 5:19-21, I Tim. 2:1-2, 3:16; Tit. 3:1-3) We believe that all mankind is in a fallen state by nature, and consequently in a state of condemnation. Furthermore, we believe that all mankind engages in his sin nature, and none live above sin. Therefore, man is a sinner both by nature and by practice; man cannot recover himself from this fallen state by his own free will or ability. (Job 14:4; Psa. 14:1-3, 51:5; Rom. 3:9-12, 3:23, 5:12, 7:18-25; 1 Cor. 2:14; Eph. 2:1-3, 2:8) We believe God according to his good pleasure, before the foundation of the world, unconditionally elected a specific people, a definite but innumerable number of the human family, in Jesus Christ and predestined them to eternal life and glory. However, we refute the notion that God predestined all events, sin, and wickedness. (Psa. 115:3; Matt. 1:21, 25:31-46; Jno 6:37-47, 10:26-30; Acts 13:48; Romans 8:24-39,9:11-16; Eph. 1:1-11; I Thes. 1:2-4; II Tim. 1:9; I Pet. 1:2) We believe Jesus Christ suffered and died a substitutionary death in the place of His elect only and that His elect are justified in the sight of God by the imputed righteousness of Christ alone. (Jno. 10:11; Act. 20:28; Rom. 5:8-15; II Cor. 5:21; Eph. 2:5; Tit. 3:4-7; Heb. 10:14; I Pet. 3:18; I Jno. 3:9) We believe that in God’s own time and appointed way the Holy Spirit effectually calls, regenerates, and sanctifies all the elect saints of God during their lifetime, sometime between conception and death. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit isn’t dependent on man or man’s devices, nor is man involved except as the passive recipient in the work of regeneration. (Isa. 55:10-11; Jno. 3:3-8; II Tim. 1:9; Jud. 1) We believe all the elect saints are kept by the power of God, preserved in the blood of Jesus Christ, through faith unto salvation, and while some may not persevere faithful until death, not one of the elect shall ever be eternally lost. (Psa. 89:28-37; Jno. 6:37-40, 10:27-30, 14:19-20; Rom. 8:28-39; Heb. 12:6-8; 1 Pet. 1:2-5; Jud. 1) We believe that a Church of Jesus Christ is a company of believers, who turning from the things of the world are baptized upon a profession of faith in the finished work of Christ, contending for the faith once delivered unto the saints and maintaining pure and holy the ordinances as they have been delivered. (Act. 11:26, 16:31-33; Eph. 3:6; Jud. 3) We believe that while from time to time Churches may come together to form ties of fellowship, every Church is a sovereign body, and remains both autonomous and independent. The Church belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ and He is its only head. (Eph. 1:22, 5:23; Col. 1:18). We believe that baptism and communion are the only two ordinances given to the New Testament Church in the Gospel. (Matt. 3:13-17, 26:26-29, 28:19; Mrk. 14:22-26, 16:15-16; Luk. 22:17-20; Jno. 3:23, 13:1-17; Act. 8:28-38; Rom. 6:3-5; I Cor. 10:16, 11:23-28; I Tim. 5:10) Believers are the only proper subjects for baptism and the only true mode of baptism is by immersion. Only those who have been submissive to the first ordinance of baptism may be admitted to partake in the second ordinance of communion. We believe the communion is made up of both the Lord’s Supper and the washing of the saints’ feet, therefore, it is the duty of our members to wash feet as taught in scripture. Furthermore, we believe that no minister has the right to administer the ordinances of the Church, except those who have been baptized, met the qualifications of scripture, have been called by God to the office, and come under the imposition of the hands by the presbytery, and are at the time in good standing with the Church. (Matt. 28:18-20; Luk. 9:60; Act. 13:1-4, 20:28; I Cor. 9:16, 9:27; I Tim. 4:14, 5:22; II Tim. 2:1-6, 2:15; Tit. 1:5-9) We believe that good works and obedience to the commands of God are well pleasing in His sight. As such, it is the duty of our members to honor the covenant they have made, not to obtain eternal life but out of a thankful heart; to live God honoring lives, cheerfully give of themselves, not forsake the worship service, remain unspotted from the world and refrain from membership in worldly orders or religious institutions that teach doctrines contrary to scripture (for example, Freemasonry). (Ecc. 12:14; Amo. 3:3; Matt. 5:14-16, 5:33-37, 6:24; 17:10; I Cor. 10:20, 14:40; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Gal 5:22-23; Eph. 2:8-10, 5:11-14; Col 2:20-22; I Tim. 6:1-16; Tit. 3:8; Heb. 10:24, 13:16; Jam. 2:17-18) Finally, we believe that when Jesus returns for the second time, there will be a bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. The dead will be raised from the dust of the earth; those that are alive and remain shall be changed, and all the elect will meet the Lord in the air, forever to be with Him. There will be a general judgment, where the sheep are divided from the goats, that the joys of righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be everlasting, and this world will be no more. We do not believe that Christ is returning to set up another earthly kingdom, but the Kingdom exists today having been established by Christ Himself. (Job. 14:14-15; Dan. 12:2; Matt. 4:17, 12:28, 25:31-46; Jno. 5:26-29; Act. 17:31, 24:15; I Cor. 15:35-58; II Cor. 5:10; Phil. 3:20-21; Col 1:12-13; I Thes. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:10-15)

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St. Paul's Episcopal Parish in Point of Rocks, MD St. Paul's Episcopal Parish in Point of Rocks, MD
1914 Ballenger Creek Pike (PO Box 216)
Point Of Rocks, 21777

St. Paul's is an active, family-sized Episcopal Parish in Frederick County, MD. We are dedicated to serving Christ in our community and the world.