God is one God who exists eternally in the three persons of the Trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person is of the same divine essence and co-equal with the others. The persons are distinct within the Godhead in order and function, but are one in being.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He imparts new spiritual life to the spiritually dead who place their faith in Christ. He indwells believers, illumines and teaches the truth, imparts gifts to serve the church, and enables believers to live a life pleasing to God.
The Church is a called out assembly of immersed believers who gather together to worship, practice the ordinances, fellowship, and carry out the Great Commission. The ordinances of the church are believer’s baptism by immersion and communion.
The Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the word of God written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit to write down exactly what God wanted to communicate to us. Since the Bible is God’s Word, it is our final authority.
Mankind was created by God to live in relationship with him. But Adam and Eve, the first two humans, chose to rebel against God and brought the curse of God on the whole human race resulting in physical death and loss of fellowship with God.
The Sign Gifts have ceased with the completion of the canon of Scripture. The revelatory gifts were attached to the apostolic office and therefore died out in the first century. The non-revelatory gifts are still in effect for the edification of the church.
Jesus Christ is God in the flesh. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross of Calvary, was buried for three days, rose again, and ascended up to sit at the Father’s right hand. His shed blood washes away all sins for those who place their faith in him.
Salvation is a gracious gift from God. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross paid our debt of sin and made it possible for us to be reconciled back to God. Salvation is a new life in union with God and is received by trusting in Jesus’ payment for sin and in his power to save.
The End Times events will consist of the rapture of the church, the Great Tribulation, Christ’s Second Coming, and millenial reign. The final destiny of believers is eternal life in heaven with God, and for unbelievers, eternal, conscious torment in the lake of fire.
Navan Baptist Church exists to boldly declare the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be a meeting place for God’s people in the town of Navan. The church is uniquely designed by God to be the primary vehicle of the believer’s spiritual growth and a bright reflection of His glory in a darkened world. Our desire is to grow more and more in our likeness of Jesus Christ, the One who gave himself for us, that he might restore us to God.
Our mission is three-fold according to Matthew 28:18-20: 1) Make disciples; 2) Baptize them, and 3) Teach them. A disciple is one who has placed their faith in Jesus Christ to save them from sin and death. Baptism is the outward, public confession that a person identifies with Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection. The Christian life involves learning more and more about the love of Christ, and being filled with the character of God.
As Baptists, we believe the Bible is our highest authority in all matters of faith and in the practice of our faith. Scripture alone is “breathed out” by God and is therefore authoritative in the life of the believer. We read it and understand it in the normal, literal sense. Scripture is filled with “great and precious promises” by which we take part in the life of God. We spend time together in the Word every Sunday and we encourage people to spend time in the Word at home.