DECLARATION OF DOCTRINE

The members of Meadows Baptist Church believe:

The divine inspiration of the scriptures; the Deity and humanity of Christ; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His substitutional death; His bodily resurrection; His ascension and pre-millennial return for the church.

That all men are sinners and their only hope is the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

That a literal burning Hell is the abiding place of unbelievers.

That the two ordinances to be observed by a New Testament church are baptism and the Lord's Supper administered by the local church; baptism being immersion in water of a believer to show forth our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, Jesus Christ. Baptism is to occur prior to or in conjunction with church membership.

The Lord's Supper is to be observed by the sacred use of bread and grape juice, commemorating the supreme sacrifice made by our Lord on Calvary. Wine will not be used based on Proverbs 20:1.

The doctrine of the trinity; the pre-tribulation rapture of the church; and the bodily resurrection of the dead in Christ at His coming.