The United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc.
Articles of Faith
The Scriptures -
The Scriptures of the Old and New
Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and are our infallible rule
of faith and practice.
God - There
is one living and true God, infinite in all His attributes, the Creator,
Preserver and Governor of the universe revealed to us in the Scriptures,
as the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
Christ - He
is God manifest in the flesh being in His divine nature true God, in His
human nature true man united in the person of the Messiah or Mediator
for the redemption of the world.
The Holy Ghost -
He possesses all personal divine
attributes, being the reprover, comforter and sanctifier of man.
Divine Purposes and Providence -
The purposes of God are eternal and
immutable; His wise and holy Providence is over all beings and in all
things to secure His own glory and the highest welfare of His creatures.
Original State and Fall of Man -
Man was created upright, but by
disobedience fell into a state of sin and condemnation. All
posterity inherit this fallen nature, which is cherished by indulgence,
so that all who come to years of moral accountability sin and come short
of the glory of God.
The Atonement -
Christ in His great compassion offered
Himself a sacrifice in our stead, thus by His life, sufferings and death
made an atonement whish is full and free to us all and opens the only
way of salvation.
Grace - No
one can, by his own work, merit or obtain salvation, which is wholly of
the grace of God and through which all spiritual blessings are bestowed
Conditions of Salvation -
These are repentance, implying Godly
sorrow for open confession and utter renunciation of sin; faith is the
unreserved committal and the mind and heart to receive, obey and trust
Christ; and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, whereby the soul is freed
from the dominion of sin and brought into the glorious liberty of the
children of God.
God has not fixed the future state of men by any unconditional decree,
but determined from the beginning to save all who should comply with the
conditions of salvation.
Non will be finally saved but those who
through grace, preserve in holiness to the end.
Salvation Free -
God desires the salvation of all, the
Gospel invites all, the Holy Ghost strives with all, and whosoever will
may come and take of the water of life freely.
Gospel Ordinances -
Baptism or the immersion of believers in
water, and the Lord's supper and the washing of the saints; feet, are
ordinances to be perpetuated under the Gospel of universal obligation
and to be administered to all true believers.
The Sabbath -
The Christian Sabbath is a divine
institution, binding on all, and should be observed by abstaining from
secular business and amusements, and consecrated to the worship of God
and Spiritual improvements.
Resurrection, Final Judgment, and Future
Retribution - Christ will make His second
appearance at the end of the world, when the dead will be raised, the
judgment sit, the righteous be received to eternal blessedness and the
wicked to endless sufferings.