The ABCs of Salvation
ADMIT to God that you are a sinner. All persons need salvation. Each of us has a problem the Bible calls sin. Sin is a refusal to acknowledge God's authority over our lives. Everyone who does not live a life of perfect obedience to the Lord is guilty of sin. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Since none of us is perfect, all of us are sinners (Romans 3:10-18).
BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as god's Son and receive Jesus' gift of forgiveness from sin. God loves each of us. God offers us salvation. Although we have done nothing to deserve His love and salvation, God wants to save us. In the death of Jesus on the cross, God provided salvation for all who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus. "For God loved the world in this way: He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16).
CONFESS your faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord to others. After you received Jesus Christ into your life, share your decision with another person. Tell your pastor or a Christian friend about your decision. Following Christ's example, ask for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith. "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation" (Romans 10:9-10).
PRAYER: Dear God, I believe you sent your Son, Jesus, to die for my sins so I can be forgiven. I'm sorry for my sincs and I want to live the rest of my life the way you want me to. Please put your Spirit in my life to direct me. Amen.
Who We Are
Antioch Baptist Church is a growing body of believers located in the White Cross community, west of Chapel Hill. We are committed to worshiping and serving Jesus Christ, to encouraging one another toward Christian growth and discipleship, and to serving God's purpose in the wider world.
At heart, we are a "family" church in (we hope) the best sense of the term. We believe that the body of Christ, the church, ought to be a place that unites, equips, and cares for people of all ages, backgrounds and stages of life. That's why you will find ministries here that are geared to various life stages and needs... and the willingness to begin new ones as needs emerge.
Because we believe the Bible is God's inspired message to us, and offers the answers to our deepest needs, we take its teaching seriously, and attempt to make it the rule and guide of our lives.
Because we believe that God desires to establish a personal relationship with everyone, and has called us to be his ambassadors, we are committed to sharing our faith, not only through our testimonies, but also through acts of service and through missions worldwide.
Because we believe that God loves everyone, and because we have experienced this love ourselves, we are committed to demonstrating this love. Whatever your circumstance, single, married, single again, with or without children and no matter where you've been or what you've done, we want you to know that you matter to God... and to us.
Finally, because none of us can do God's work all on our own, we are also committed to cooperating with other churches and specialized ministries. Currently our primary affiliations are with the Mount Zion Baptist Association (headquartered in Burlington, NC), the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the Southern Baptist Convention.