|Tucson Baptist is united following a biblical purpose! Christ’s last command is our first priority. “…All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18-20) Every facet of what we do here at Tucson Baptist, in some way, relates to our biblical purpose. |
At Tucson Baptist, Our purpose is to...
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Our desire is that as a church our love for God would grow deeper every time we gather together. This begins in the heart, with a personal relationship with Jesus. Through the time of worship and the teaching and preaching of the Bible, we have one goal: Love God.
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:30)
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We grow together through the teaching of the Bible and through community. As truth from the Bible is taught in services, adult Bible studies, and one-on-one, we will all grow. Community is the fellowship we enjoy as Christians. Through our adult Bible studies, everyone has a place here at Tucson Baptist Church!
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18)
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Those who find Christ find life. He gives us freedom from sin, eternal life, and a purpose for life! We want every Tucsonan to experience the benefits of having a personal relationship with God! We also want them to come and experience the community right here at Tucson Baptist Church.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
|The following paragraphs summarize what we believe as a church family. Simply put, we believe the Bible is absolutely true and perfect. Every belief, teaching, and practice of Tucson Baptist flows from God's Word. |
We believe the 66 books of the Bible of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God.
The Scriptures are inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life. (Psalm 119:89; John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21).
We believe that God the Father, who is rich with both wisdom and knowledge, sits on His throne in heaven as Supreme Creator and Sovereign Ruler of all the universe (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:33-36; I Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; Revelation 4:11).
We believe that God the Father loves the world and has sent forth His Son to be the Redeemer of mankind (John 3:16; 16:27; 20:21; I John 4:9-10, 14).
We believe that God the Father raised Jesus from the dead, has adopted us as children into His family and has delivered us from the power of darkness (Romans 6:4; 8:15-16; Galatians 1:1; 4:4-6; Colossians 1:12-13).
We believe that God the Father is the One to Whom we pray and from Whom we receive answers to prayer (Matthew 6:9; John 16:23; Hebrews 4:16; James 1:7).
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 14:10, 26; II Corinthians 13:14).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; II Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8; I John 3:5).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Acts 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5; 2:24).
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 5:9-10; 7:25; 9:24; I John 2:1-2).
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; Romans 8:9; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 1:13-14).
We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit (John 5:18; 14:26; I John 2:20, 27).
We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowal of spiritual gifts to every believer. God uniquely uses evangelists, pastors, and teachers to equip believers in the assembly in order that they can do the work of the ministry (Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12:4-11, 28; Ephesians 4:7-12).
We believe that the temporary sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, have ceased. We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit and that ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayers of believers for physical healing (I Corinthians 12:29-31; 13:8-11; I Corinthians 14; Galatians 5:22-23; James 5:14-15).
Sin and Salvation
| ||We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and, that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Ephesians 2:1-3; 4:17-19).|
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; I Peter 1:18-19).
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:4-5; Jude 24).
We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13; Philippians 4:14; Titus 2:11-15; I John 5:11-13).
The New Testament Church
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We believe that the church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons (I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:25-27).
We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; Titus 1:5).
We believe that its officers are pastors and deacons whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures (Acts 6:1-6; I Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-13).
We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control (Acts 13:1-4; 15:19-31; 20:28; I Corinthians 3:4-10, 16; I Peter 5:1-4).
We recognize believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper as the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:8; I Corinthians 11:23-26).
|* For additional questions or a more detailed doctrinal statement, please contact one of our pastoral staff.|