We believe The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ that He shed upon Calvary paid for the sins of the world past, present, and future (Hebrews 9:22). We believe that anyone trusting in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior, realizing Jesus died for our sin on the cross and rose again from the dead, is a child of God (John. 3:3).
The Trinity - We believe in one God existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who is eternal in being, identical in nature, equal in power and glory, possessing the same attributes and perfections (Genesis 1:26, Colossians 1:15-20).
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ is undiminished deity and perfect humanity, united in one Person forever (John. 1:14). He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:20, 23). He accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice (Romans 3:23-25; 1 Peter 2:24), and rose bodily from the dead, providing assurance of our justification (Romans 4:25). He then returned to heaven where at the right hand of the Father He is now our High Priest and Advocate (Hebrews 7:25; 9:24).
We believe the Holy Spirit ministers to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14). He performs the work of regeneration (Titus 3:5), baptizes believers into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13), and indwells (1 Corinthians 6:19) and seals them unto the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30). Believers are to be filled with the Holy Spirit as a means to godly living (Ephesians 5:18) and are to serve by exercising the gifts He distributes to build up the church (I Corinthians 12:7).
We believe that God created angels, some of whom followed Satan in open rebellion against God. Angels serving God sustain a range of ministries under His direction (Hebrews 1:14). Satan, a fallen angel, is a real being who is the enemy of God and man (Isaiah 14:12-20; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 20:10). Though currently active, he is a defeated foe due to the completed work of Christ on the cross (John 12:31; 1 John 3:8), and is destined for eternal judgment in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10). Other fallen angels who are demons serve Satan in the advance of his cause as the prince of the world (Ephesians 6:11-12).
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is born totally depraved (Genesis 1:27, 3; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1). Unable to restore himself from his fallen condition, man is in need of regeneration by the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5). God provides salvation solely by grace through faith in Christ (John 14:6; Galatians 2:16; Ephesians 2:8, 9).
We believe that the Church, the Bride of Christ, is made up of all born-again persons of the New Testament age (1 Corinthians 12:12-13). Local churches are geographical representations of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:12; Revelation 2, 3) and exist to make disciples throughout the world today.
We believe that future events include a return of Jesus Christ for His Church (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18), a period of tribulation on the earth 7 years (Revelation 6-19), and the literal return of Christ to this earth to establish His millennial kingdom (Revelation 19-20). Such truth should motivate holiness of life and devotion to service in all believers (2 Peter 3:10-14). I believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, of believers to everlasting consciousness and joy with the Lord, of unbelievers to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment in hell (John 5:28; Revelation 20:11-15).
From the Pastor
We want to welcome and personally invite you to Lime Hill Baptist Church. We want you to feel comfortable and free to worship Jesus. At Lime Hill you will find a group of people purposed for the gospel and the furtherance of the Kingdom of God. We encourage you to discover Jesus Christ in salvation and then nurture your spiritual gift according to 1 Corinthians 12-14. At Lime Hill we have a place for everyone to serve in a ministry and you will never be told we are full right now. This is the church of Jesus Christ, this is the place to seek and find God, and this is a church we want you to call home. Come visit us and see why our people say there is a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place.