Stratton Primitive Baptist Church
Established 1883

1. We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as given in what
is known as the King James translation, are of Divine authority and are to be
taken as the only rule of faith and practice.
(Deuteronomy 4:2; Hebrews 1:1-2; Romans 15:4; Romans 16:26; 2 Timothy 3:16)

2. We believe in the Trinity of the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy
Ghost, and these Three are One, infinite in wisdom, mercy, justice, power,
holiness, and the truth.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 18:19; John 1:1; John 10:30; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Corinthians 8:6)

3. We believe that in the transgression man fell under the condemnatory sentence
of the law. He was unable to recover himself, thereby placing his entire posterity
in the same condemnation with him.
(Genesis 2:17; Romans 3:9)

4. We believe that God chose a definite number of Adam’s fallen posterity in
Christ before the foundation of the world to be made manifest in due time as the
heirs of promise. This choice was wholly of grace and unconditional on the part
of the creature.
(Ephesians 1:4; Romans 9:11; 1 Thessalonians 1:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2)

5. We believe that God predestinated the elect unto the adoption of children by
Jesus Christ unto Himself according to the good pleasure of His will.
(Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:5; Ephesians 3:6)

Jesus The Mediator

6. We believe that Christ Jesus, who was set up from everlasting to be the
Mediator between God and men, did in time really and truly take upon Himself
a human body nature, and from sin excepted, and in that body He suffered and
died for the sins of the elect and no others.
(John 17:9; Galatians 4:4-5; Hebrews 7:15; Hebrews 8:3; Hebrews 10:5-10)


7. We believe that Christ hath obtained eternal redemption for the elect, His
suffering, blood and death constituting a full and complete atonement for their
(Hebrews 9:26, 28; Hebrews 10:14; Hebrews 13:12; Ephesians 1:7)

8. We believe that regeneration, or being born again, is not the act of the
creature, nor is it the result of what he may do or believe, but it is the work
of God, who gives eternal life to quicken the sinner, causing him to confess
his sins and to feel the need of a Savior.

9. We believe that none who are born again will fall away and be lost, but will
be preserved through grace and will be finally raised in a glorified state.
(Jeremiah 32:40; John 6:39-40-44; John 10:28-29; 1 Peter 1:23)

10. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust;
the just to life eternal and the unjust to shame and everlasting punishment.
(Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:34-41-46; 1 Corinthians 15:12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:14,
2 Thessalonians 1:8-9)

The Gospel

11. We believe the gospel is to be preached as a witness to the truth and of
Christ Jesus, for the comfort and instruction of regenerated men and women and
children, but we deny that it is to assert that there is an obligation resting
upon the unregenerate to believe that Jesus Christ is their Savior.
(Matthew 24:14; Mark 16:15; Acts 13:48; Romans 1:16; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Of Good Works

12. We believe that good works are evidences of a gracious state and should be
maintained in the Church but are not a condition of salvation.
(Matthew 5:16; Luke 17:10; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:8)

Of Church Ordinances

13. We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and washing the saints’ feet
are ordinances appointed by Christ for the Church, and they are to be administered
only by such as clothed by authority by them having been legally ordained.
(Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19; John 13:4-15)