The Gospel is the good news of God's grace invading the darkness of this world. It is the grand narrative of creation, fall, redemption, and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ.  Christ's crucifixion is the heart of the gospel.  His resurrection is the power of the gospel.  His ascension is the glory of the gospel.

Christ death is a substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins.  It satisfies the demands of God's holy justice and appeases His holy wrath.  It also demonstrates His mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace.  Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man.  There is no other name by which men can be saved.  At the heart of all sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed sinner have in glorifying God because of what he accomplished.  Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, churches and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel.

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basic beliefs

Our Basic Beliefs represent the most simple and foundation beliefs of Christian orthodoxy.  They capture the basic contours of Christian theology. Anyone pursuing membership and baptism at Eureka Baptist Church must agree with these beliefs.

We Believe:

  • the Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient.
  • there is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • all things exist for the glory of God.
  • all humanity - Christ excluded - is sinful by both birth and action.
  • the deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.
  • Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully god and fully human.
  • Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin.
  • Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return.
  • there will be a future physical resurrection of the dead.  Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward.  Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment.
  • only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy.

theological distinctives

Our theological distinctives mark our convictions on areas that are debated among Bible-believing, gospel-centered churches.  Though agreement with these distinctives isn't necessary for membership, we will preach, teach, and counsel on the basis of them.

Divine Sovereignty

God is sovereign over all things such that there is no aspect of reality outside of His ultimate control.  Though God's rule extends to all things, it is particularly His sovereignty over the work of salvation that is a theological distinctive.  We believe that it is exceedingly good and glorious news that salvation is not dependent on the desires and deeds of man but on God's drawing of people by the compelling power His Spirit to salvation.  

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

The gifts of the Holy Spirit that we see exercised in the Scripture have not ceased with the death of the last Apostle or the closing of the New Testament cannon.  They are available today and are to be eagerly desired and practiced in submission to the Spirit speaking through the Scripture.

The Complementary Roles of Men and Women

Men and women are absolutely equal in essence, dignity and value but are different by divine design.  As part of God's good order, men and women are to have different yet complementary roles and responsibilities in the home and church, especially as it comes to teaching and authority.  These role distinctions are God's grace to man and woman and are to be protected, preserved and practiced for His glory and our joy.

Believer's Baptism by Immersion

Baptism is intended only for hose who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and can give sufficient testimony to the basics of Christian beliefs.  Also, we by immersion because it is not only the original significance of the word, but also bet symbolizes the reality to which baptism points - our death and resurrection in Christ.

The Relationship of God's Glory and Man's Joy

We believe that man's greatest joy is found only in faithful obedience to God and that our enjoyment of Him is one of the chief means by which He is glorified.  For a more thorough treatment of these beliefs, check out our EBC_STATEMENT_OF_FAITH.pdf