What we believe

Living Hope Baptist Church is a body of believers who holds dear the following beliefs:

 

God: We believe there is one God who exist in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.

Jesus: We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. He was buried, arose bodily from the grave and ascended into heaven.

Christ Return: We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.

Holy Spirit: We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every believer.

Bible: We believe that the Bible is the word of God without any error, it is the sole authority for life and faith.

Man: We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image. But through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.

Salvation: We believe that salvation is a gift of God recieved through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Baptism: We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.

Lord’s Supper: The Lord’s supper is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements symbolizing His broken body and shed blood. It is designed to commemorate His death.

Church: We believe that the Church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head.

Living Hope is affiliated with the Saluda Baptist Association, South Carolina Baptist and Southern Baptist Conventions.