Anchor of Hope
WHO WE ARE
Thank you so much for visiting our web site today. Through this means, you have given us the opportunity to invite you personally to visit with us.
Anchor of Hope Baptist Church is located in Rossville, GA. I want you to know that you will always be welcome and wanted in our services. The sermons you will hear will be from the inspired Word of God.
You will discover that we provide many opportunities to serve the Lord. We are a diverse church family and have a variety of ministries. There is a place for everyone at Anchor of Hope Baptist Church. Please take time to look through the web pages to find out more about the activities which go on every week.
At the core of all we are and do is the Lord Jesus Christ. If you are seeking the Lord, we will be more than glad to point you to Him as He has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. If you already know the Lord as Savior, it is our desire that you will come to know Him in an even greater way through our traditional services.
Please feel free to contact the church office if you have any questions. May the Lord bless you as you seek to serve Him!
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into a covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aide of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge holiness, and comfort, to promote its prosperity and spiritually; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family worship and private devotion to religiously educate our children, to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances, to talk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealing, faithful in our engagements; exemplary in our department; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and the use of intoxication drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We futurely engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer, to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech, to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay. We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Godhead is holy, immutable, sinless, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. (Genesis 1:1; John 10:30; Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4)
We believe that Jesus was begotten in the flesh by the Holy Spirit, was born of the virgin Mary, He is eternal and as God has no beginning or end. He is 100% God and 100% man. (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18-35; Colossians 2:9; John 1:14; Galatians 4:4-5; I Timothy 3:16)
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified by His shed blood. (I Corinthians 15:1-4; II Corinthians 5:21; I Peter 2:24; Romans 5:9; I Peter 1:18-19)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of our Lord, His bodily ascension into heaven, and His presence at God’s right hand interceding for us as High Priest and Advocate. (i Corinthians 15:1-4; I Corinthians 15;20-25; Acts 1:9-11; Hebrews 7:25; I John 2:1-2)
We believe that man was created in the image of God, that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and are now sinners by birth and by choice, inclined to evil, and are therefore under condemnation to the eternal Lake of Fire without defense of excuse. ( Genesis 2:17; Romans 5:12-21; Psalms 51:5; I Corinthians 2:14; Romans 1:20; Genesis 1:26-27)
We believe that all who receives by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Word of God through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and are thereby children of God and are eternally saved. (John 3:3; Galatians 3:24-26; I John 5:13; Romans 8: 35-39; John 10:27-29; Hebrews 6:3-6; I Peter 1:23; Romans 10:17)
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were inspired of God, that the original writings were inerrant and infallible and that they are of supreme and final authority. (II Peter 1:21; II Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe the fundamentals (i.e., trinity, deity, virgin birth, inspiration, bodily resurrection, blood atonement, salvation by grace alone, the sinless life of Christ, and the eternity of Christ) are salvation doctrines and must be accepted by all believers. (II John 1:9)
We believe that immersion is the only form of water baptism revealed and commanded in the Scriptures, that the new birth, which comes through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Scriptural prerequisite to baptism; that baptism has no saving power, baptism is only for those who are old enough to believe. (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5; Ephesians 4:15; Matthew 3:13-16; I Peter 3:21)
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of the death of Christ and that only those who have been saved through faith in His atoning blood and are walking in obedient fellowship with Him may partake of it. (I Corinthians 11:23-32; Matthew 26:26-28)