Bloomingdale-Salem Baptist church believes that the Scripture of the Old Testament and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writing, and they are of supreme and final authority in faith and conduct. We believe there is one living and true God, the creator of the universe. We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and is truly God and truly man (God-man). Jesus Christ declared His deity among men, and died on the cross as the only sacrifice for sin, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended back to the Father. He is at the right hand of the Father, interceding for believers until He returns once again to rapture the church. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine Person equal with the Father and the Son, the indweller of every believer whereby each is sealed unto the day of redemption.
We believe in the existence and operating power of a real and personal being opposed to all righteousness and exalting himself against all that God is and has, the evil one called Satan, or the Devil. We believe in a literal hell, the place of eternal punishment for Satan, demons, and those never saved. We believe in a literal place called Heaven where God’s immediate presence is manifested, where angels are, and where the redeemed shall ultimately be, from which Christ descended and ascended again, where He maketh intercession for the saints, and from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
We believe that God created man in His own image and in a state of innocence, but that through temptation man willfully transgressed and became dead in trespasses and sins, whereby his posterity inherits a corrupt nature, being born in sin and under condemnation. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; that He arose from the dead in His glorified body, ascended into Heaven as our great High Priest and Advocate; He ever lives to make intercession for us; that all who believe on His name are justified and receive the gift of eternal life by the grace of God.