So, what is Cultivating eternal relationships all about?

We exist to know and worship our Creator. In His Word, He commands us to love Him and love one another. These are the eternal relationships we seek to cultivate. 


As a church, Indian Springs Baptist accomplishes this in four specific ways: 


Worship - Responding in Unity to the exalted Christ


Connect - Experiencing fellowship with the body of Christ


Serve - Employing your gifts to edify and equip the body of Christ


Share - Communicating Christ to the world in word and deed.

What we believe


1. ABOUT GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. 

      (Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; John 14:1-14;  1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 5:7 )


2. ABOUT THE FATHER 

He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, and all-wise. He reigns with providential care  over the universe and the flow of human history goes according to His purposes and planGod is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.         (Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:23; Matthew 23:9; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; Romans 8:14- 15; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17 )


3. ABOUT JESUS CHRIST 

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human 

life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

       (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14; 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)


4. ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT 

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world 

to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

      (2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18; Galatians 5:25)


5. ABOUT THE BIBLE 

The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the 

Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. 

Because God inspired it, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

      (2 Timothy 3:16; 1:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105, 160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5) 


6. ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS 

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the 

supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for 

good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God

and causes many problems in our lives.

     ( Genesis 1:17; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23)


7. ABOUT SALVATION 

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins 

by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of 

forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life 

and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. 

     (Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26)


8. ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY 

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that 

salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is  maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

     (John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)


9. ABOUT ETERNITY 

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by  sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. 

      (John 3:16; 2:25; 5:11-13: Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8; 2:44, 46) 


10. ABOUT CHRISTIAN UNITY 

To live in harmony with other believers is clearly the teaching of the New Testament. It is the responsibility of each believer to 

endeavor to live in fellowship with each member of the congregation. It is further the responsibility of each member to bring all

gossiping and backbiting to an end. 

     (John 13:34-35; Ephesians 4:1-3; 5:1-2; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 13:1-13; 1 John 3:14-18; 4:11; James 3:1-18)