What We Believe

We believe the Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God and is the final authority for faith and life. We believe that we are to allow the Bible to change us, not for us to change the Bible. We believe doctrine is gained from the Epistles, our commission for action is gained from the book of Acts, our role model is Jesus as explained in the Gospels, and our future is recorded in the Revelation. We believe the Old Testament provides for Christian learning and admonition. It provides instruction for Holy living but it is not a source of doctrine.

We believe that Jesus Christ came as God in flesh and paid the price for man's Salvation by dying on the cross. We believe that he is the Saviour of the world providing life and liberty to all who believe; that he is Lord of all; and that he is the only head of the Church.

We believe that man's eternal destiny is determined by a personal relationship with the Lord through trusting him as Saviour.

We believe that salvation is an eternal work of Grace for those who truly receive him as Saviour and that our eternal salvation is secure in him.

We believe that individual believers should live a holy, dedicated life in this world for the Lord.

We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer which allows us to talk directly to God without having to go through a mediator.

We believe in the autonomy of the local Church, that it is to be a self governing body without outside interference. We believe in the New Testament model of the Church and that it is the model that we are to follow.

We believe in two ordinances of the Church: Lord's Supper and Baptism by emersion. Baptism is a picture of our Salvation through the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. The Lord's Supper is a picture of our fellowship with Christ and reminds us of his death and promise to return for his Church.

We believe in personal one-on-one evangelism which involves soul-winning and discipleship.

We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to Rapture the Church.

About Us

Temple Baptist Church  |  2905 Standridge Road  |  Anderson, SC 29625  |  864.226.7248