Jesus

First and foremost, we are all about Jesus.

So who is Jesus?

Some say that he was a good teacher who lived a good life and worked some miracles two thousand years ago before being unjustly executed.  Some say that he is a myth made up by others for a variety of reasons.

What do we believe?

We believe that Jesus is real.  We believe that Jesus is God and as God, he loves you so very much.  We believe that Jesus, together with God the Father and the Holy Spirit, made us in his image.  And we believe that because he loves us so much, he was willing to do anything to make sure that we could be with him forever.

Unfortunately, because we are sinful people, we are not able to go to heaven.  God is holy and sinful things can not be in relationship with him.  So, motivated by his great love for us, Jesus willingly came to earth as a man and took our sins on himself on the cross.  He stood in our place and sufferred and died the death that we all should die.   Then he rose again from the dead three days later.  Because of this work on the cross and the empty grave, we can have eternal life.

To put it another way, Jesus died our death so we can live his life, forever and ever.

If reading this makes you wonder, please email us questions or stop by a service.  We would love to tell you more about who Jesus is and how he can change your life.

Core Beliefs

Affirmation of Faith

  1. The Word of God: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:16-21, 3:15-16
  2. The Trinity: We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. John 1:1-18; 5:19-24; 14:11; 16:7-15; Matthew 28:16-20
  3. God the Father: We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. Isaiah 46:8-11; 57:14-21; Matthew 5:48; 6:28-34; 1 John 5:14
  4. Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitution atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. Isaiah 9:1-7; Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-20; John 10:22-38; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  5. The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, comforter, teacher, and guide. John 14:15-26; 16:1-14; Romans 8:1-27
  6. Regeneration: We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Romans 3:23-24; 5:6-21; Peter 1:18-19; John 3:1-21; Titus 3:1-11; 2 Corinthians 5:14-21; 6:1
  7. Eternal Security: We believe that all those saved by personal faith in Jesus Christ will be kept saved by the power of God and cannot fall from their state of grace or be ultimately lost. While all believers will not attain to the state of maturity God intends for them due to willful indifference and neglect, all genuinely saved individuals will manifest to some extent a transformed life in the doing of good works and will not finally and completely turn from their faith in Christ. John 10:27-30; Romans 8:28-39; Ephesians 2:10; Hebrews 10:26-39; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 1:5
  8. The Church: We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for evangelism, fellowship, spiritual growth, equipping for ministry and worship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. Ephesians 4:1-5:7; Acts 2:46-48; Romans 12:5; Matthew 16:13-19; 18:15-20; 28:19-20
  9. Christian Conduct: We believe that a Christian should strive to live for the glory of God and the well being of his fellowmen; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ. Matthew 5:3-12; Colossians 3:1-17; 1 Corinthians 4:2-3
  10. The Ordinances: We believe that the Lord Jesus has committed two ordinances to the local church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in the water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 26:26-29; 28:16-20; Acts 2:38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  11. Religious Liberty: We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by an ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other. Colossians 2:6-23; 1 Corinthians 10:23-24; Matthew 22:15-22; Romans 12:1-14; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Peter 2:4-10
  12. Church Cooperation: We believe that the local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary, independent basis. Philippians 1:3-7; Colossians 4:7-17; 1 Corinthians 16:1-24
  13. The Last Things: We believe in personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His millennial kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal reward of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked. John 14:1-6; 11:25-26; Matthew 24:1-25; 1 Corinthians 15:1-58; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-16; Revelation 20:10-14

Evanston Avenue Baptist Church

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Muskegon MI 49442
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