What We Believe
We believe that the church is a living organism and that it is the noblest and best organization in the world. It furnishes the best example of righteous living, the finest specimen of character, of which the world has any knowledge; it exercises the largest influence in the work of reform; it promotes honest, progressive and beneficent government; and, more than any other thing, it makes and maintains the home as a place of virtue, love, righteousness, brotherly kindness and sacred honor.
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired; that it is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; and that is has God for its Author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error.
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God, an intelligent, spiritual and personal Being, the Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the universe, infinite in holiness and all other perfections, to Whom we owe the highest love, reverence and obedience.
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through the mediatorial office of the Son of God, Who by the Holy Spirit was born of the VIrgin Mary and took upon Himself our nature, yet without sin, Who honored the divine law by His personal obedience and made atonement for our sins by His death.
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, to show forth, in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that is a prerequisite to the privilege of a church relationship and to the Lord's Supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of its bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ, preceded always by solemn self-examination.
With a TOTAL commitment to God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, the Red Oak Missionary Baptist Church prayerfully seeks to further the kingdom of God by:
1) WORSHIPPING GOD
2) Nurturing Pastoral LEADERSHIP and Lay FOLLOWSHIP
3) Exercising Biblical STEWARDSHIP through TITHES and OFFERINGS
4) Effectively PREACHING & TEACHING the Word of God and TRAINING members and officers of all ages
5) Promoting Christian FELLOWSHIP
6) Sharing the love of Christ with those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior through EVANGELISM
7) Showing LOVE for our neighbors.