West Bank Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and holds to the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. Learn more about our doctrines and confessions here.
Jesus says in John 3:3 "...unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." Nothing short of this supernatural work of grace by the Holy Spirit can give you new birth. How do you know if you have been born again?
God causes us to realize we are sinners.
as it is written: “None is righteous,
no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God” … for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…
Romans 3:10-11, 23
God commands us to repent from our sin and
turn to Him.
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent... Acts 17:30
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
God calls us to receive Jesus by faith.
For by grace you have been saved
through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a
result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians
...because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17