The Doctrinal Statement of New Manna Baptist
I. The Bible
We believe that the Bible (the King James Version) is the complete revelation from God and its contents are verbally inspired. Holy men of God, qualified by the leadership of the Holy Spirit, wrote in obedience to the divine command, and were kept from all error, so that the Bible can actually be classified as the very Word of God, and the books of the Bible are of divine origin and authority. As the result of believing this, we also believe what the Bible teaches about doctrine, history, prophecy, and stewardship. We believe that the plenary or full inspiration of the Word of God and it is our source of faith and practice. It is the final authority in all spiritual matter.
We believe that God is supreme in His person, eternal in His being, absolute in His attributes, glorious in His perfection, and sovereign in His will. God is clearly distinguished from things which have no life, He is a person. God is the creator of man and the universe and upholds all things by the word of His power. We believe also, in the Trinity. The father is the fullness of the Godhead invisible, the Son is the fullness of the God manifested, and the Spirit is the fullness of the Godhead in His executive agency. God in His person possesses Omniscience, Omnipotence, Omnipresence, and Immutability.
III. Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh, eternal in His existence, creative in His might, and life-giving in His power. Born of a virgin, sinless in His life, vicarious in His death, powerful in His resurrection, and glorious in His coming. Divine worship is ascribed to Him and divine attributes are possessed by Him. We believe that He is now exercising His high priestly work and He is soon coming. We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and the pre-millennial coming of Christ.
IV. The Holy Spirit
We believe that Christians receive the Holy Spirit at salvation and He is their constant source of strength and power. The Holy Spirit possesses the attributes and deity of God, so He is God. We believe the Holy Spirit convicts and regenerates the sinner to salvation; He also indwell the believer as the means of assurance, power, wisdom; He guides the believer in his life and anoints him for service. We believe that the Holy Spirit possess the characteristic of personality, so He is a person. The bible refers to Him as a person and not merely and influence.
V. The Fall of Man
We believe that man was created in the image of God and by his own choice and willful decision fell into sin. By this act, he became a sinner and was put under the condemnation of God. He was severed from life of God and became spiritually dead. Man is now totally depraved and does not possess any qualities whereby he might reconcile himself to God or save himself.
VI. Salvation of Sinners
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace. The lost person does not possess any means of saving himself. God has provided a way through the death of Christ to save sinners. He is saved by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Man is quickened by the new birth to a position of justification before God which consists of the forgiveness of sins and the removal of it's guilt and punishment. Through this he is reconciled to God and made a new creature in Christ Jesus.
VII. The Freeness of Salvation
We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to sinners by the gospel. We believe that the Bible teaches a who-so-ever will salvation and nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner but the voluntary rejection of the gospel
VIII. The Security of the Believers
We believe that those who believe and receive Jesus Christ as Savior are eternally secure. We are now in possession of eternal life and shall never be in danger of condemnation or the loss of our salvation. This assurance rests on the finished work of Christ which places us as a son of God in our relationship.
IX. The Doctrine of the Church
We believe that the visible church is a congregation of baptized believers, practicing New Testament principles, believing its doctrines, observing its ordinances, and exercising its autonomy. We believe that it is the responsibility of the local church to propagate the gospel to the world. Every church and Christian should have a part in this ministry.
X. Heaven and Hell
We believe that every person is a soul of eternal duration. Therefore, heaven is a place of eternal happiness for those who are saved by the grace of God. It is a place of Gods preparation for His people. Those who refuse Gods grace and remain in their lost condition are punished in an eternal hell forever.