Highland Park Baptist Church embraces the following statements concerning the Truth.
The Holy Scriptures.
We believe the entire Bible, in the original manuscripts, to be the inspired and error-free Word of God.
We believe in one triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Person and Work of Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. We believe that Jesus Christ physically died on a cross, that He bodily rose from the dead, and that He literally ascended into Heaven.
The Sinfulness of Man.
We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that through sinful disobedience become alienated from God. Man is totally sinful and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who (1) place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin and (2) repent of their sins, making Him Lord of their life.
The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers.
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.
The Christian Life.
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.