EBENEZER ASSOCIATION OF PRIMITIVE
OR OLD SCHOOL BAPTISTS
ARTICLES OF FAITH

1. We believe in the one true living God: the Father, Son and Holy
Spirit, and these Three are One and equal in power, wisdom,
justice, holiness, mercy, love and truth.
Proof: John 1:1, John 5:7, II Cor 13:14; Matt 28:19.

2. We believe that the Scripture comprising the Old and New
1611 Testaments, King James Translation, are the full,
divine authority and are to be considered as the only
rule of faith and practice.
Proof: II Peter, Tim 3:16-17.

3. We believe that in the transgression of Adam he fell under the
just condemnation of God's Holy Law, and that all his posterity
were corrupted in and by him, and so are fully condemned in sin,
and have neither will nor the power to deliver themselves from
were corrupted in and by him, and so are fully condemned in sin,
Proof: John 6:44; Rom. 8:7; Zech. 4:6.

4. We believe in the doctrine of election by grace and that God
chose a certain and definite number in Jesus Christ before the
foundation of the world and ordained them to eternal life and
glory, this choice being wholly unconditional upon sinner's part.
Proof: Eph. 1:4, 2:8; I Peter 1:2, 2:9, II Thess. 2:13, Rom. 8:30.

5. We believe that God predestinated the elect unto adoption of
children by Jesus Christ according to the good pleasure of His will.
Proof: Eph.1:5,11.

6. We believe that Jesus Christ was set up from everlasting as the
Mediator of His elect people, and that in the fullness of
time. He took upon Himself a perfectly sinless human body and
nature, and in that body suffered and died in the room and stead of
His elect only, and thereby obtained eternal and perfect redemption
for them.
Proof: Heb. 9:15, 10:12; John 6:37-39.

7. We believe that sinners are justified before God only through the
gracious imputation of the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Proof: II Cor. 5:21; Rom. 4:6-7; Phil. 3:9.

8. We believe that God's elect are born again or regenerated while
dead in trespasses and sins (or in a spiritually lifeless state)
0 by the Holy Spirit and that they all shall be preserved through
God's grace unto eternal glory.
Proof: John 5:25; I Peter 1:5,23; Eph. 2:1; Col. 1:13-14;
Rom. 8:33,35,38-39.

9. We believe that there will be a resurrection of the dead and that
the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will
be eternal.
Proof: John 5:28-29; I Cor. 15:22-23.

10. We believe that the gospel is to be preached publicly as a statement
of truth; as a witness of Jesus Christ for His praise; and for the
comfort and instruction, bringing life and immortality to light,
to regenerated persons.
Proof: Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47-48; II Tim. 1:10, 4:2.

11. We believe that good works, obedience to the commands of God,
are well pleasing in His sight and should be maintained; but they
are to be considered only as evidence of a gracious state and not
a condition of eternal salvation.
Proof: James 2:17-18; I Sam. 15:22; Titus 3:5.

12. We believe that baptism is by immersion in water and is to be
administered to the regenerated.
Proof: Matt. 3:13-16,28:19; John 3:23; Acts 8:37.

13. We believe that the Lord's Supper should be observed until
the coming of Jesus at the end of the world, and that
unleavened bread and wine should be used, which of
none are to be invited to partake but members of
the church and other churches of like faith and order.
Proof: Matt. 26:17,26-28; I Cor. 11:23-29.

14. We believe that only regularly ordained Primitive Baptist Elders
in good standing have the right to administer gospel ordinances.
Proof: Heb. 5:4; I Tim. 4:14; Acts 13:2-3.

15. We believe that the church is an executive and not legislative
body, and we wish to fully acknowledge the Headship of
Jesus Christ in all things pertaining to His Church.
Proof: Eph. 1:22-23; Col. 1:18.