Irwinville Primitive Baptist Church
1.        We believe in one true and living God, and that the
Father, and the Son or Word (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Ghost
are the one true and living God, eternal, immutable, and infinite
in wisdom, power, justice, holiness, mercy, and truth. (Duet. 6:
4; Jer. 10:10; I Cor. 8:6; I Tim. 2:5; I Tim. 1:17; I John 5:7; John
1:1; John 10:30; Matt 28:19)


2.        We believe that, in six literal days, God created the
heavens and the earth, and all things therein, by the Lord Jesus
Christ. (Genesis 1; John 1: 1-3; Heb. 1:1-3,10; Col. 1:15-17;
Eph. 3:9; Rev. 4:11)


3.        We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New
Testaments are the inspired written word of God, and the only
rule of faith and practice for the Church of the living God, and
that the Authorized King James translation of 1611 is the only
true English translation of the Holy Scriptures. (II Tim. 3:16-17;
II Pet. 1:19-21; Rev. 22:18-19; Rom. 6:14)


4.        We believe that in the transgression of Adam he fell
under the condemnation of God’s holy law, and that all his
posterity were corrupted in him, so that they have neither the
will nor power to deliver themselves from this state of
condemnation and death. (Gen. 2:17; Rom. 5:12,19; Rom. 3:23;
Eph. 2:1; Rom. 8:7)


5.        We believe that God chose, or elected, particular
persons in Christ before the foundation of the world and that
He predestinated them unto the adoption of children by Jesus
Christ unto Himself according to the good pleasure of His will,
and that this choice was eternal and unconditional. (Eph. 1:3-5;
Eph. 2:4-9; Eph 3:11; Rom. 8:29; I Thess. 1:4; Rom. 9:11; I Pet.
1:2; II Tim. 2:19)


6.        We believe that when the fullness of the time was come,
Christ took upon Himself the likeness of sinful flesh (sin
excepted) when He was conceived of the Holy Ghost in the
womb of the virgin Mary. (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1-14; Rom. 8:3;
Gal. 4:4; Heb. 2:14-16; Phil. 2:6-7)


7.        We believe that Christ, as God manifest in the flesh, did
(upon the cross at Calvary) obtain eternal redemption for the
elect, His suffering , blood, and death constituting a complete
and full atonement for their sins, and that the imputed
righteousness of Christ is the only ground of their justification
before God. (Isa. 53:5; Rom. 3:21-24; Rom. 4:6-8; Heb. 9:28;
Heb. 9:12; Heb. 10:14; Eph. 1:7)


8.        We believe that all who were redeemed by the Son will
in time be Effectually Called by the Holy Spirit (Born Again),
and made partakers of the divine nature.  In this work, God
operates in a sovereign and irresistible manner without the use
of the gospel or any other means outside of the direst life-
giving voice of the Son of God. (John 5:25; Rom. 8:28-34; Eph.
2:1-5; I Tim. 1:9; Titus 3:5; Heb. 2:11; Jude 1:1)


9.        We believe that all who are regenerated (Effectually
Called) shall be preserved in grace and kept by the power of
God and shall never finally fall away. (John 6:37-39; John 10:27-
29; Rom. 8:35-39; Heb. 10:14; I Pet. 1:3-5; Matt. 7:13-14; Heb. 6:
4-6; II Tim. 4:10)


10.        We believe that only a remnant of the innumerable host
of God’s elect family will believe and obey the true gospel and
persevere in the straight and narrow way that leads to the joys
of abundant life in God’s kingdom here on earth. (Matt. 7:13-
14; Heb. 6:4-6; II Tim. 4:10)


11.        We believe in the providence of God, but we do not
believe that God is the author of sin or that He has
predestinated all things. (Gen. 50:19-20; I Cor. 14:33; James 1:
13-15)


12.        We believe that the bodies of all men that fall in death
shall come forth at the command of Jesus Christ at His second
coming, the just (redeemed) in likeness of the Lord to live with
Him eternally in peace in Glory, and the unjust (unredeemed) to
everlasting damnation.  The bodies of all the children of God
that are alive and remain shall be conformed to the image of
Christ in a moment’s time and twinkling of an eye and be
caught up together with all of the elect in the clouds to meet
the Lord in the air and to forever be with Him in peace in Glory.
(Job 19:25-27; Matt. 22:29-32; John 5:28-29; John 6:39; Acts 24:
15; Rom. 8:21-29; I Cor. 15; Eph. 1:9-10; Phil. 3:20-21; Col. 3:4;
I Thess. 4:13-18; I John 3:1-2)


13.        We believe that baptism (of true gospel believers by
immersion) and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances appointed by
Christ for the church; that washing of the saints’ feet is an
example of Jesus Christ to be observed by the church; that only
regularly baptized member of like faith and order can commune
at the Lord’s table or participate in the feet washing service;
and that church ordinances are to be administered only by
ministers who have been regularly called and come under the
imposition of hands by a regularly constituted presbytery. (
Mark 1:5; Matt. 26:20-30; Acts 8:38-39; I Cor. 11:23-34; John 13:
1-17; I Tim. 4:14; Titus 1:5; Heb. 5:4)

14.        We believe that the militant church in the earth (known
by several different names over the centuries, but now known
by the name of old-line Primitive Baptist) was established by
Christ during His earthly ministry; that Christ is the great Head,
Cornerstone, Lawgiver, and Sustainer of the Church; and that
the Church is to be preserved in her pure, original state,
without the organizations and auxiliaries of men, such as
musical instruments in worship services, church-connected
youth camps, Sunday Schools or organized Bible Study classes,
mission boards, seminaries or preacher-training seminars,
salaried ministries, and modern-day mission programs based
upon the so-called Great Commission. (Matt. 16:13-19; II Cor.
11:3; Eph. 2:19-22; Eph. 4:4-5; Phil 3:3; Col. 1:18; II Tim. 3:16-
17; I Pet. 2:4-6)


15.        We believe that the Old Covenant tithing laws are not
binding upon the New Testament Church, but that members
should freely give of their carnal things as they purpose in their
hearts and are led of the Spirit of God. (Gal. 5:18; Rom. 6:14; I
Cor. 9:1-18; II Cor. 8-9; Heb. 7:5, 11-12)