St. Matthew Baptist Church
St. Matthew Baptist Church derives our doctrine from the New Testament, using this as our foundation for our faith and the inspiration for our daily lives. We put those teachings into practice at home and at work.
We believe that that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, and that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God that serves as the final written authority for living out the Christian faith. We believe in the Trinity; God as a simple, undividable, and necessary being, yet having three centers of divine personhood; God as one indivisible spirit. We believe in The Baptist Articles of Faith, the declaration of the Baptist Faith. We believe in religious freedom and respect the expressions of faith of others. We believe in the two ordinances of the church, Baptism and Communion.
"And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching."
To neglect Christian meetings is to give up the encouragement and help of others Christians. We gather together to share our faith and strengthen one another in the Lord. As we get closer to the "day" when Christ will return, we will face many spiritual struggles, and even times of persecution. Our circumstances should not keep us from missing church services. Rather, as difficulties arise, we should make a greater effort to be faithful in attendance.