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Bible Baptist Church is located at 280 Riviere Road in Palm Harbor, FL. Our church is located just off of US 19 and Tampa Road. While traveling on Riviere Road, be on the lookout for our sign that sits directly in front of our church.

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship: 5:00 p.m.

Mid-week Prayer Meeting and Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.

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Wondering who we are, what we believe, and what we stand for? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more on the “Learn More About Us” page.

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Why We Exist

We exist to impact our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We desire to instruct believers as they grow deeper in their relationship with Him. Our goal is to include them in the fellowship of our church, to involve them in opportunities to serve using their unique gifts and abilities, and to inspire them to be all they can for the Lord.

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Looking for a place to grow and to take your next step spiritually? Bible Baptist Church offers many wonderful opportunities for spiritual growth for the whole family! Come join us for our Abundant Life Adult classes where you will be instructed in a small group setting while your children learn amazing Bible stories from our enthusiastic teachers in Children’s Sunday School. Enjoy our vibrant service with exciting conservative music and relevant expository preaching of the Word of God.

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Our Beliefs

Brief Doctrinal Statement

The following paragraphs simply summarize what we believe as a church family. We believe the Bible and teach it to be perfectly true. Every belief and teaching of Bible Baptist flows from God’s Word. For a more detailed account and description of our doctrine, feel free to request a doctrinal statement from the church office.

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the sixty-six books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe God not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages. We believe the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for the English-speaking people (Psalm 12:6-7;II Timothy 3:15-17;I Peter 1:23-25;II Peter 1:19-21).

God

We believe in one God, who is eternal, self-existent, infinite, and immutable. We believe He has one nature, one essence, and one substance, yet manifests Himself to man in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4;I Timothy 1:17;James 1:17;I John 4:4).

Son

We believe Jesus Christ to be the one and only Saviour of mankind. We believe Jesus Christ to be eternally God and to possess all the attributes of Deity. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born, that He was God incarnate, and that the purposes of the incarnation were to reveal God, to redeem men, and to rule over God’s kingdom. We believe Jesus Christ never relinquished any attributes of His Deity, but merely veiled them. We believe He lived a perfect, sinless life, at the end of which He was offered for all mankind as a substitutionary sacrifice for man’s sin. This sacrifice was a just payment to God for the forgiveness of sin. It was activated by His death through the shedding of His blood on the Cross and was accepted by God upon His resurrection. We believe He ascended into Heaven after His resurrection to be seated at the right hand of the Father, waiting for the time of receiving His church at the Rapture, and returning seven years later to earth to rule and reign as King for 1,000 years (Psalm 2:7-9;Isaiah 7:14,9:6,43:11;Micah 5:2;Matthew 1:25;Luke 1:26-35;John 1:1,1:3,14,18,29;Romans 3:19-25;Romans 5:6-15;Philippians 2:5-11;I Thessalonians 4:13-18;I Timothy 2:5;I Timothy 3:16;Titus 2:10-15;Hebrews 7:26,9:24-28;I Peter 1:19,2:2;I John 1:3;Revelation 20:1-6).

The Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit of God is a person who has personality and all the attributes of Deity. We believe the Holy Spirit has always been involved in the affairs of mankind. However, we believe He has a special ministry which began at Pentecost and will continue until the Rapture. This ministry includes convicting the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit was also sent to regenerate, sanctify, seal, and fill all who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:5-6;John 14:16;Acts 1:5;Acts 11:15;I Corinthians 3:16;I Corinthians 6:19-20;I Corinthians 12:13).

Sin and Salvation

We believe all men were born with an inherited sin nature received from our common ancestor, Adam. We believe that because of his nature, man is a sinner by choice, and he is totally incapable of reforming himself or ceasing from his sin by his own power. We believe the only hope of deliverance for man is a total change of mind concerning his sinful condition and inability to change it, and a turning to Jesus Christ as the only Saviour. We believe that only through the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ on the Cross can a man be delivered from his sin. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Saviour are already condemned to an eternity in the Lake of Fire (Genesis 5:1-5;Acts 4:19;Acts 16:31;Romans 3:10-23;Romans 5:6-12;Romans 6:23;Romans 10:9-10;Ephesians 2:8-9;Titus 3:5-6;Revelation 20:11-14).

The New Testament Church

We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ and was empowered on the day of Pentecost. We believe the local church is God’s only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized, according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, and the Lord’s Table. We believe all true believers will be taken up at the Rapture, just prior to the Tribulation (Matthew 16:16-18;Acts 1:15;Acts 2:41-43;Acts 11:15;Acts 20:28;I Corinthians 15: 51-58;Ephesians 1:12-14;Ephesians 5:25-30;I Thessalonians 4:13-18;I Timothy 3:4-15).

The Last Days

We believe in the literal interpretation of the Scriptures in their grammatical and historical context. We believe in the pre-tribulational Rapture of the church saints, followed by the seven-year Tribulation. We believe in the pre-millennial return of Christ to the earth and His literal rule of one thousand years. Following this one thousand years is the Great White Throne judgment and then the new Heaven and new earth (I Corinthians 15:51-58;I Thessalonians 4:13-18;I Thessalonians 5:1-9;Revelation 19-22).


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