Edisto Baptist Association
Whereas it is necessary for a mutual understanding of the churches in this body, or the satisfaction of the Association with which we may correspond and for general information of those who may desire to know something of us, that there should be some general principles laid down by which it may be known upon what grounds we are associated. We, therefore, the Edisto Baptist Association, do declare the following views of the Gospel upon which we are united.
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the revelation of God’s will to man, constitute the obligatory rules for man, in all his revelation, as a creature and a member of society.
We believe that the Scriptures reveal the existence of one living and true God; subsisting in three distinct persons, known by the names Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and that these are one in the essence possessing equal attributes.
We believe that God, who made all things, created man upright but he has sought many inventions; that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God; and that by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified before God.
We believe that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal only begotten Son of God, was made flesh; that He was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered, bled, and died and was buried, rose again, and is now at the right hand of the Father, making intercession for His people, and will come again a second time without an offering unto salvation.
We believe that Jesus Christ, in His perfect work magnified and made honorable the divine laws; is the end of the law of righteousness to everyone that believeth in Jesus; and that whosoever will may come and take of the water of life freely.