What we Beleive
What We Believe
There is only one true God who has made Himself known through the Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) (Acts 17:29; Romans 1:20; Colossians 2:9). He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. We believe in the Trinity in unity. (Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 4:35; John 1:1-4; 10:30-31)
Jesus Christ is of the Godhead. Jesus was God manifested in the flesh. (Exodus 3:14; John 8:58; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 3:16) He was virgin born (Matthew 1:23) and perfectly sinless. He came to His own to confirm the covenants and promises between the God and Israel and to reveal the reality of sin as a condemning power in the life of all men (John 3:16-18). He died for the sin of all mankind and is the only pathway to God (John 14:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:9).
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is of the Godhead. (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:35)His present ministry is to reprove the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment (John 16:8) His presence today is found in all believers to enlighten them to the glories of Christ through an understanding of the written word of God. He edifies, convicts, empowers and comforts the believer. The Holy Spirit indwells and seals all believers at the point of regeneration. Evidence of His indwelling is confirmed in the Christian through an internal witness. (Romans 8:16; Galatians 5:22)
Is a created being and now holds the position of the god of this world. (2 Corinthians 4:4) He is the father of all who will not receive the truth concerning the person of Jesus Christ. (John 8:31-59; 10:30-33) His desire has always been to displace the Godhead as the final authority in the creation. His work will always challenge the authority of Godhead, particularly concerning the word of God and will include this thought: yea hath God said? (Genesis 3:1)
Man is a direct creation of God. He was made in God’s image but lost that image through disobedience. Man is now born in the image of Adam (Genesis 5:3) and must be born again to see and enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3-7) Man, in this natural state, is ungodly and the enemy of God and totally without strength to reconcile his relationship to God (Romans 3:10-18; 5:6-10).
Biblical salvation means to be delivered from the wrath of God and the judgment of sin. (John 3:36; 1 Timothy 1:15) Salvation is found in the message and ministry of Jesus Christ alone (Romans 1:16) Jesus, the Christ, came to seek and save the lost. He paid for the sins of the world through His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead. His precious and perfect blood was the very blood of God (Acts 20:28) and was sufficient to pay for the penalty of sin and its consequences of eternal death and ultimate separation from God in Hell. God, (Godhead) has provided by His grace, this gift of salvation (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9) to all who will, by simple faith, confess with their mouth out of a heartfelt belief an acceptance of the work of Jesus Christ as sufficient for their forgiveness. (Romans 10:9-13). We believe that the word of God is clear concerning the security of this salvation once received. The born again child of God has been sealed to God for all time through the indwelling presence of the Spirit of God. (Ephesians 1:13-14; Philippians 1:6)
Heaven and Hell
Death is a beginning not an end. We believe heaven and hell are real places. They are not a state of mind. The saved go to heaven. The lost are doomed in hell and ultimately the Lake of Fire. (Luke 16:22-24; Revelation 20:14-15)
We believe all saved people become part of the household of faith in general (Galatians 6:10) and are members of the Body of Christ in particular (1 Corinthians 12:27) and that the Body of Christ presents itself visibly today through local congregations (Galatians 1:2) for the edification and accountability of believers. Each local congregation is autonomous in its government and recognizes two offices in leadership, that of Pastor and Deacon.
We believe that baptism is our identification with death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ and is foremost spiritual in its presentation. (Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 12:13) We believe in the full immersion of new believers in water, not as a provision for their salvation, but rather as a picture of this identification.
We believe the Lord’s Supper is to be practiced in the local church and demonstrates the unity among believers in Jesus Christ. It is to be considered as a remembrance of the death, burial, resurrection and return of Jesus Christ and is to lead us towards a greater unity in our relationships one with another. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
The Bible does not contain the word of God but rather are the very words of God and the message of Jesus Christ (Luke 24:44-49; John 5:39-40) and His authority over sin (Matthew 1:21; Mark 2:7; Acts 13:38; Hebrews 9:26-28; 10:12) and His claim to an earthly throne (Matthew 19:28; Luke 1:32; Acts 2:30). God’s words have been preserved without error for every generation. (Psalm 12:6-7) The Bible is inspired through the work of the Godhead (Holy Spirit) (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21) and has the power to reveal and discern the thoughts and intents of the hearts of men. (Hebrews 4:12) It is to be studied and rightly divided (2 Timothy 2:15)
Jesus Christ is the rightful heir to the throne of this world (Acts 2:29-36). The physical world will not know peace until the promise of His return is fulfilled. We believe the body of Christ will be delivered from the wrath of God which is to come and will be brought before the judgment seat of Christ, not to consider their salvation but rather to consider their life in Christ (Romans 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10) We are pre-tribulation in our understanding of this deliverance. (1 Thessalonians 1:10: 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) This physical deliverance of the Body of Christ will be followed by seven years of tribulation (Jacob’s trouble – Jeremiah 30:7) in which the nation of Israel will suffer at the hands of the gentile nations under the direction of the god of this world as he seeks to prove God to be a liar by not fulfilling His promises and covenants to Israel (yea hath God said?). Satan’s servant, the Antichrist will rise to power, only to be destroyed by the pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ. Satan himself will be bound for one thousand years as Jesus Christ sets upon the throne of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth in Jerusalem (Millennium). At the end of the thousand years, Satan will be loosed and will lead a rebellion against Jesus Christ. Satan’s armies will be destroyed quickly and Satan himself will be cast into the lake of fire. The great white throne judgment will take place after the judgment of Satan; death, hell. All those who are not found in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire suffering the second death. There will be a new heaven and a new earth where righteousness will reign forever and ever! (Revelation 20; 21)
The DBC Church Story
“What if there was a church that focused on others?”
Dundee Baptist Church started with a small group of people gathered in an American Legion Hall to dream about a new kind of church. The questions raised in that hall have shaped the growth over the years at DBC— and as we have grown locally, we have been able to act globally. Beyond our desire to impact Dundee and the greater Southeastern region, we at DBC are involved around the world. We are currently providing funds to support missionaries serving in North America through our gifts to the North American Mission Board. We are also providing support to the missionaries scattered all over the world through the International Mission Board. So, you can be engaged in a movement of God that is connected to a much bigger story, a movement in your community, a movement in this region, a movement around the World and a movement in the hearts of every one of us — Lives Changed By Christ.
Newcomer’s Connection Class
If you’d like to learn more about the foundations of DBC, join us for a Newcomer’s Connection Class. We’ll offer an introduction to our beliefs and philosophy of ministry and, most importantly, we’ll help you discover how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
For more information, you can contact our pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Weekend
DBC is a place where people come together to journey with God You will experience a welcoming environment, engaging worship and a thought-provoking message. At DBC we also connect through Bible Study Small Groups and serve at church and in our community. We believe that real community is formed this way and that people can start to truly care for each other when we gather, connect and serve. We desire to see lives changed by Christ and we use messages, videos and music to help facilitate that. Come and join us for a weekend gathering, get connected through Bible Study Small Groups and start serving through the many opportunities at DBC. We also have exciting environments for your children and students.
What happens the rest of the week?
At DBC we gather on the weekend, connect in Bible Study Groups and serve at church and in our community. It is essential to find a way to connect with others in real and meaningful ways. There are many different opportunities to connect & serve.
Dundee Baptist Church14040 S. Custer Road Dundee, MI 48131 734-529-2717
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