London Heights Baptist Church

of Kansas City, Kansas 

Article of Faith


  • 1. Of the Scriptures:

      We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore, is and shall remain to the end of the world the true center of Christion union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.   (II Tim. 3:15-17; Prov. 30:5-6; Rom. 2:12; Phil. 3:16; I John 4:1) Read More
  • 2. Of the True God:

      We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit; equal in every divine perfection. (John 4:24; Heb. 3:4; Jer. 10:10; Rom. 1:20; John 14) Read More
  • 3. Of the Creation and Fall of Man:

        We believe in the Genesis account of creation; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after his own likeness; but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, by choice, and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.  (Gen. 1:27; Gen. 3; Rom. 5:19; Isa. 53:6; Rom. 1:18; Ezek. 18:19-20) Read More
  • 4. Of the Virgin Birth:

        We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, and that He is the Son of God. (Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:27-37) Read More
  • 5. Of the Atonement for Sin:

        We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made the full atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but as the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven.  (Eph. 2:8; John 3:16; Phil. 2:6-7; I Peter 3:18; I Peter 2:24; Rev. 3:21) Read More
  • 6. Of Justification:

        We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that Justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood.  His righteousness is imputed into us.  (Rom. 4:24-25; II Tim. 4:8) Read More
  • 7. Of the Freeness of Salvation:

        We believe in God’s electing grace that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on the earth but his own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.  (I Thess. 1:4; Rom. 10:13; John 5:40) Read More
  • 8. Of Grace in Regeneration:

        We believe that, in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated, or born again; that regeneration consists in giving a holy disposition to the mind; that it is effected in a manner above our comprehension, by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life.  (John 3:3; II Cor. 5:17; John 1:13; I Peter 1: 22-25; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 5:9) Read More
  • 9. Of Repentance of Faith:

        We believe that Repentance and Faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God’ whereby, being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Savior.  (Mark 1:15; Eph. 2:8; Acts 2:37-38; Luke 15:18-21; Rom. 10:9-11) Read More
  • 10. Of Sanctification:

        We believe that Sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of his holiness; that it is a progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration; and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, in the continual use of the appointed means, especially the Word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness, and prayer.   (I Thess. 5:23; Heb. 6:1; I John 2:29; II Cor. 13:5; Eph. 6:18) Read More
  • 11. Of the Perseverance of the Saints:

      We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professions; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation.  (John 8:31; I John 2:27-28; John 6:66-69; Rom 8:28; Phil. 1:6) Read More
  • 12. Of the Holy Spirit:

        We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and the Son of the same nature; that He was active in creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the Evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that he convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that he bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the new Birth; that He seals, baptizes, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies, and helps the believer.  (Matt. 28:19; Gen. 1:2; II Thess. 2:6-9; John 16:8-13; Acts 10:44-45; Eph. 1:13; Acts 1:5; Luke 24:49; I Cor. 6:11; Eph. 3:16) Read More
  • 13. Of the Devil, or Satan:

        We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors, that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world.  We hold him to be man’s great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, and the chief power back of the present apostasy; the lord of the anti-Christ, and the author of all the powers of darkness, destined however to final defeat at the hands of God’s Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels.  (Ezek. 28:13-15; Rev. 13:2; Eph. 6:11-12; II Thess. 2:8; Matt. 25:41) Read More
  • 14. Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper:

        We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper, in which the members of the church by the sacred use of bread and fruit of the vine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by a solemn self-examination.  (Acts 8:36-39; Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Acts 2:41-42; I Cor. 11:23-29) Read More
  • 15. Of the Gospel Church:

        We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His words; that its only Scriptural officers are Bishops (Pastors), Elders, and Deacons; whose qualifications, claims, and duties are defined in the Epistles of Timothy and Titus.  (I Cor. 1:1-13; Acts 2:41-43; I. Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; Eph. 4:7; I Tim. 3; Titus 1) Read More
  • 16. Of Civil Government:

        We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; and that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of conscience, and the Prince of Kings of the earth.  (Rom. 13:1-7; I Tim. 2:1-3; I Peter 2:13; Acts 5:28-29; Rom. 14:4-13) Read More
  • 17. Of the Righteous and the Wicked:

        We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, and truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in his sight wicked, and under the curse.  (Matt. 3:18; Rom. 1:17; I John 5:19; Gal. 3:10; Matt. 25:34-36) Read More
  • 18. Of the Resurrection and Return of Christ and Related Events:

        Of the Resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily “The third day according to the Scriptures;” that He ascended “to the right hand of the throne of God;” that He alone is our “merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God;” “That this same Jesus which was taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven;” bodily, personally, and visibly; that the “dead in Christ shall rise first;” that the living saints “shall all be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet;” “That the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His father David;” and that “ Christ shall reign a thousand years” in righteousness “until He has put all enemies under His feet.”  (Matt. 28:6-7; Luke 25:39; I Cor. 15:4; Mark 16:19; Heb. 8:1-6; Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:13-18; I Cor. 15:51-52; Luke 1:32; Rev. 20:4-6; I Cor. 15:25) Read More
  • 19. Of Human Sexuality:

        God’s design, according to Scripture, is that a marriage consists of one man and one woman committed to each other until death.  The only other lifestyle we see in Scripture as pure is a person who is single and chaste.  All other forms of extra marital sexual relationships are against God’s will and thus are sin. (Gen. 1:27-28; 2:24; Matt. 19: 4-6; Eph. 5:24-32; I Cor. 6:9-10) Read More
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