Edgewood Baptist's beliefs

Salvation

We believe that Jesus is God's one and only Son. He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life. He performed many miracles, so many that the Bible could not contain them all. Jesus gave His life on a cross for our sins. Jesus died that day. Three days later, God raised Jesus from the dead. After 40 days Jesus was taken to Heaven where He sits at the right hand of God the Father waiting to come and get the believers who follow Him. Who are those?

A: Admit to God that you are a sinner and that you can not make it on your own.

B: Believe that Jesus is God's one and only son, who was sent to earth to save us from our sins.

C: Commit yourself to follow God's Way and living by Jesus' example. Love the Lord your God first and then treat others as yourself.

The Bible says that All who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved" Romans 10:13

A SAMPLE PRAYER: in your own words...

Dear God, Forgive me of my sins (failures or acts against God), I believe that Jesus is Your Son and I am asking Him into my life today. Although I don't understand it all, I believe that You raised Jesus from the dead and I want to follow Him. Please help me today to live for you from now on. Thank You God for saving me! Amen.

Please understand that just saying a prayer like this one does not "save" you. It must be a total transformation of your heart and soul. The Bible says that we become a "new Creation" when we ask Jesus into our hearts. All your sins are forgiven and forgotten by God never to be brought up again. Isn't that wonderful!? You will need to do one more thing. Now wait and please read on. The Bible says that we should not be ashamed of Jesus Christ or the decision that we just made. Jesus says that if we don't confess Him before men, He will not confess to His Father that He knows us. Please don't be embarrassed to admit that you are a new Christian. Tell someone! We would love to be the ones that you tell. We are not looking for new church members and we don't want your money. We just want to rejoice with you. Please find a Bible believing church home and start praying and studying the Bible. If you don't have a Bible, contact us and we will get you one ASAP! If you have a Bible and don't know where to start, try the Gospel of John. It will tell you about Jesus. Then go to the Book of Romans. It will tell you how Christians should live. We also believe that once you have asked Jesus into your heart, if would be impossible for you or anyone else or anything to tear you away from God. Your heart and soul are not revolving doors. Once you ask God into your heart, He stays there. Does that mean you will never sin again or do something wrong? No that means that when you make a mistake, you ask God to forgive you; and He will. Once you are saved, you are always saved. There is a great responsibility that comes with such a great gift. Again, please don't be ashamed of what you have just done. God loves you and so do we!

The Holy Bible

We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, infallible Word of God. The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. By that, we mean that, "Yes", we take the Bible literally. We do not endorse a translation but rely on the Holy Spirit to lead each person towards what they should study.

Baptism

We believe that baptism does not "save" anyone, however after asking Jesus into your life, one should be baptized as an outward expression of their faith towards God. Thus showing the world that they are now a follower of Christ. Baptism represents the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Is All This To Much For You Right Now?

We would love the opportunity to speak with you about any questions that you might have concerning our church or your walk with God. Please don't hesitate to contact a staff member or the church office anytime.

The Office is 513-894-8708 or Pastor Keith Risner at 513-375-2428.

Just so you know, we are a Southern Baptist Church who participates in the Co-Operative Program for missions. We are members of the Miami Valley Baptist Association and the State Convention of Baptist in Ohio, based in Columbus.