We believe the Bible and teach it to be perfectly true. Every belief and teaching of our church flows from God's Word.
We defy the trend today to soften the truth of God's Word to make it more palatable to mainstream ideals. At Mineral Heights Baptist Church, the preaching is an unapologetic declaration of timeless precepts from the Bible coupled with practical applications for our daily lives.
Distinctive music is another special aspect of Mineral Heights Baptist Church. After just one service you will realize that our intent is to glorify God to the best of our ability. Our conservative, relevant balance of congregational and special music leads every worshiper in expressing God's full worth to Him. It is a time used to bring Glory to God and prepare hearts for the message or preaching of the Word.
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis toRevelation. We believe God not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people.
We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance, yet manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4
We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Savior of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God's kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any part of His Deity. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man's sin.This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection. We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of receiving His church at the rapture, and returning seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years.
We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind. However, we believe He has a special ministry during the church age which will continue until the rapture of the church. This ministry includes convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ. John 3:5-6; John 14:16; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:15; I Corinthians 3:16; I Corinthians 6:19-20; I Corinthians 12:13
Sin & Salvation
We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam.We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Savior. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Savior are already condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire.;
We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ. We believe the local church is God's only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized, by immersion in water, according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, and the Lord's Table. We believe all true believers will be taken up at the rapture, just prior to the tribulation.
We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulational rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. Following this one thousand years is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new heaven and new earth.