Liberty Baptist

Love God, love people, love life

Come fill your soul and find rest

And thus you shall greet him: "Peace be to you, and peace be
to your house, and peace be to all that you have." 1 Samuel 25:6

MISSION STATEMENT
(Who We Are)

The mission of the Liberty Baptist Church ministries is to bring persons lost, hurting, unsaved and unloved into a saving and redemptive relationship as Disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a Spiritual body whose only foundation is the Word of God. We fulfill our ministry as we proclaim and teach, pray and worship, forgive and reconcile. As we live by Christ's example, we empower others to carry out the commands of God. We seek only to be God's servants as agents of healing and wholeness in a wounded and fragmented world, creating an atmosphere conducive to Christian growth, edification, empowerment and education.

 

VISION STATEMENT
(What We Intend to Do)

Liberty Baptist Church is a Bible believing Church ordained by God to teach the infallible, uncompromising Word of God as recorded in the Holy Bible with power, authority and clarity. We are a vibrant, multicultural congregation whose vision is as broad as the grace of God. We are a church in transition, building on the strength of our historic past while claiming this community for the ministry that God has given to us. We are developing a ministry to families with a continuing emphasis on the social dimensions of the gospel carrying out the mandate of Matthew 28:19-20 and Luke 4:18-19.

 

PURPOSE STATEMENT
(Why We Exist)

Our purpose is (1) to seek, invite, and compel people to come to Christ, establish a personal relationship with Him, and belong to a local family of believers, and (2) to teach and equip people to progressively, and wholly love, magnify, and obey God through worship, fellowship, discipleship, and service.

 

Our Church and What We Believe

For 101 years, Liberty Baptist Church has continuously marched forward to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ -- building a strong Christ-centered fellowship. From our humble beginning in December of 1915, our mission has been the same as outlined in Matthew 28:19-20, that is to “Go into all the world … and teach them to observe all things, whatsoever I have commanded of you.”

Liberty Baptist Church is a Bible believing Church ordained by God to teach the infallible, uncompromising Word of God as recorded in the Holy Bible with power, authority and clarity. We are a vibrant, multicultural congregation whose vision is as broad as the grace of God. We are a church in transition, building on the strength of our historic past while claiming this community for the ministry that God has given to us. We are developing a ministry to families with a continuing emphasis on the social dimensions of the gospel carrying out the mandate of Matthew 28:19-20 and Luke 4:18-19.

The focus of Liberty Baptist Church ministries is to bring the lost, hurting, unsaved and unloved into a saving and redemptive relationship as Disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a Spiritual body whose only foundation is the Word of God. We fulfill our ministry as we proclaim and teach, pray and worship, forgive and reconcile. As we live by Christ’s example, we empower others to carry out the commands of God. We seek only to be God’s servants as agents of healing and wholeness in a wounded and fragmented world, creating an atmosphere conducive to Christian growth, edification, empowerment and education.

Our doors are open to all people and we seek, invite and compel people to come to Christ, establish a personal relationship with Him and belong to a local family of believers. We strive to teach and equip people to progressively, and wholly love, magnify, and obey God through worship, fellowship, discipleship, and service.

Our pastor is the Rev. Don A. Darden Jr. He is happily married to the former Ms. Sharon Hyson and they are the proud parents of Stephon (Ft. Bragg, NC) and Alexis (Pooler, Ga).

What we believe:

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe God not only inspired every word, but also has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people and is the only acceptable translation to be used in this church (Psalms 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21).

God

We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance, yet manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; I Timothy 1:17; James 1:17; I John 4:4).

Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Savior of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God’s kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His Deity, but merely veiled them.

We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man’s sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection.

We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of receiving His church at the rapture, and returning seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years (Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 43:11; Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:25; Luke 1:26-35; John 1:1, 3, 14, 18, 29; Romans 3:19-25, 5:6-15; Philippians 2:5-11; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 2:10-15; Hebrews 7:26, 9:24-28; I Peter 1:19, 2:2; I John 1:3; Revelation 20:1-6).

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has the personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind. However, we believe He has a special ministry that began at Pentecost and will continue until the rapture. This ministry includes convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, baptize, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:5-6, 14:16; Acts 1:5, 11:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20, 12:13).

Sin and Salvation

We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Savior. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Savior are already condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire (Genesis 5:1-5; Acts 4:19, 16:31; Romans 3:10-23, 5:6-12, 6:23, 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6; Revelation 20:11-14).

The New Testament Church

We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, observance of the ordinances of baptism and communion, and carrying out the great commission. We believe all the true believers will be taken up at the rapture, just prior to the tribulation (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:15, Acts 2:41-43, 11:15, 20:28; I Corinthians 15:51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14, 5:25-30; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:4-15).

Separation from the World

We believe that all the saved are called unto a life of separation from all worldly and sinful practices. A person, once he has truly accepted Christ as Savior, is a new creation in Christ and should live a holy, consecrated life; he should separate himself from the world and all its lust in obedience to the command of God (Romans 12:1-2; I John 2:15-17; II Corinthians 5:17, 6:14-18; I Peter 2:9; II Timothy 2:19).

Genesis Account of Creation

We believe the Genesis account of creation, and that what you believe about your origin will determine your philosophy of life. We believe creation was a direct act of God, literal 24-hour solar days, instantaneous, and miraculous. We believe man was created in the image of God and all reproduction was “after their kind” (Genesis 1:1; Colossians 1:16-17; Job 26:7; Psalm 33:6,9: John 1:3).

The Last Days

We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of 1,000 years. Following this 1,000 years is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new heaven and new earth (I Corinthians 15:51; I Thessalonians 5:1-9; Revelation 19-22).

1232 Anderson Ave, Augusta, GA 30901 | info@libertybaptistaugusta.com | Office: 706-724-3322 | Fax: 706-724-9554
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