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Our Core Beliefs

We, of the West Highland Baptist Church of Highland, Michigan, in order to fulfill the commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, do hereby subscribe to these core beliefs:

  • We adhere to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978). We believe that the Scriptures were divinely inspired, written by men chosen of God, and that these Scriptures are the only sufficient rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:15)
  • We believe in the Living God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:12)
  • We believe in a sovereign and loving God and in the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ, His Only Son. (Isaiah 9:6-7; John 3:16; John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:19)
  • We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, His life without sin, and His death on the cross for all men. (Isaiah 7:14; Hebrews 4:14-15; John 12:32)
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ from the grave, His ascension into Heaven, and His promised return to judge the world. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:5-8)
  • We believe in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit comforting and convicting the world of God’s truth. (Ephesians 1:13-14; 1 Corinthians 3:16; John 16: 5-11)
  • We acknowledge the basic sinful nature of man, yet we believe that we are saved through faith in Jesus Christ as a gift from God and that this faith without works is dead. (James 2:17; Ephesians 2:5,8;   Romans 3:10-12; Romans 3:23; John 14:6; Matthew 7:13-14; Acts 17:30; Matthew 9:13; 2 Corinthians 7:10; 2 Peter 3:9; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-13)
  • We believe that the church is the body of Christ and that each believer is indwelt by the Holy Spirit and is given a gift or gifts by the Holy Spirit to be used for the edification of the body of Christ.  (Romans 12:6; I Corinthians 14:26; Ephesians 4:16; I Timothy 4:14)
  • We believe that at physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with God and awaits the resurrection of the body to everlasting glory and blessing. (Matthew 5:12; Matthew 6:20; Luke 10:20; 1 Peter 1:4; 2 Corinthinas 5:8; John 14:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15)
  • We believe at physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of the body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.  (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 22:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9)
  • We believe that Jesus Christ will come again to the earth – personally, visibly and bodily – to fulfill the eternal plan of God. (Matthew 24:30-46; Luke 21:27; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  • We believe Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior; the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony of faith in the final resurrection of the dead.  (Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 3:21-22; Acts 2:41-42; Acts 8:35-39; Romans 6:1-5; Galatians 3:26-27; Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:38; Titus 3:5)
  • We believe the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby believers, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. (Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 10:16,17,21; 1 Corinthians11:23-29; John 1:1)
  • We believe that God has established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman.  (Genesis 2:24-25; Matthew 19:4-6)
  • We believe that God created the human race physically male and female.  (Genesis 1:27)

- taken from the West Highland Baptist Church Constitution - modified September 14, 2022