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Chapel by the Sea
Baptist Church
811 Butler Avenue
Tybee Island, GA 31328

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What We Believe

What Do We Believe?

There is no such thing as blind faith. Faith must have an object and the object of saving faith is the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no salvation without obedience; There is no forgiveness without repentance (John 3:36);

Therefore we believe...

  • In the absolute authority of the Holy Scriptures.
  • In the deity of Jesus Christ.
  • In the virgin birth, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.
  • In a salvation that is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ Alone.
  • In the return of Jesus Christ for the purpose of judging the living and the dead.

Statement of Faith

The Bible is inspired, authoritative, inerrant, and the only infallible word of God; There is but one eternally existent God whom humanity knows in His three Personages: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; these three identities being descriptive of the one true God;

Jesus, the Son of God, is the human incarnation of God - Immanuel- being fully human and fully God who was: born of a virgin by the Holy Spirit, lived a sinless life, died a vicarious and atoning death as sinful mankind's substitute, rose bodily from the grave, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return personally in glory for all believers; Salvation is a gift to the believer who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and any claim to salvation apart from Christ's Lordship is false. Man cannot do anything to merit salvation. It is given freely by God through faith alone in the atoning work of Jesus Christ alone.

We believe in the eternal security of the believer. Man can do nothing to merit salvation and can do nothing to lose their salvation. God also being the Holy Spirit has given Himself as a seal for our redemption. Therefore man has no power and can do nothing to break that seal and lose the salvation sealed by the Lord God Himself. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ; to bring life to the believer; and to indwell the Christian enabling him to live a Godly life in obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ; and to work in the individual to bring about the exercise of their spiritual gifts.

All believers will be resurrected unto eternal life, and all who reject God's provisions of grace through Jesus Christ are lost and will be resurrected to eternal judgment; and

The unity of believers is the Body of Christ made up only of true believers who have "confessed" Jesus as Lord, not those who have merely made a profession of faith.

We strive to declare man's need for having a spiritual, as well as personal relationship with God through His son Jesus Christ. The gift that God has made available is a relationship and not a religion. Our aim in ministry is to introduce people, through the Word of God and evangelism, to the only Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe in the power of prayer and as a Christian mission we petition God, according to His will, to answer our prayers.