Our Beliefs

What We Believe:

1. ABOUT GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22 | Psalm 90:2 | Matthew 28:19
1 Peter 1:2 | 2 Corinthians 13:14

2. ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.

Matthew 1:22, 23 | Isaiah 9:6 | John 1:1-5; 14:10-30
Hebrews 4:14,15 | 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 | Romans 1:3-4
Acts 1:9-11 | 1 Timothy 6:14-15 | Titus 2:13

3. ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17 | John 16:7-13, 14:16-17 | Acts 1:8
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16 | Ephesians 1:13
Galatians 5:25 | Ephesians 5:18

4. ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16 | 2 Peter 1:20-21 | 2 Timothy 1:13
Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6 | Proverbs 30:5

5. ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27 | Psalm 8:3-6 | Isaiah 53:6a
Romans 3:23 | Isaiah 59:1- 2

6. ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:23 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | John 14:6, 1:12
Titus 3:5 | Galatians 3:26 | Romans 5:1

7. ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29 | 2 Timothy 1:12 | Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14
1 Peter 1:3-5

8. ABOUT ETERNITY

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16 | John 14:17 | Romans 6:23 | Romans 8:17-18
Revelation 20:15 | 1 Cor. 2:7-9

 


Directional Statement

 

1. VBC VISION STATEMENT

It is the vision of Victory Baptist Church to introduce men and women, boys and girls to Jesus Christ, and to teach them to follow Him. We believe that, through that primary ministry, we will reach hundreds of people throughout the Vermillion County area. We further commit to do whatever it takes to reach that end.

2. VBC MISSION STATEMENT

To Know Christ and Make Him Known

3. VBC PURPOSE STATEMENT

To bring people to Jesus and membership in His family, develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for ministry in the church and life mission in the world, all in order to magnify God's name.

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Upcoming Events
NOV

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WED
ALIVE is CANCELLED tonight
Due to the Thanksgiving Break, we will not meet for ALIVE tonight.
Kids 4 Christ is CANCELLED tonight.
Due to the Thanksgiving Break, we will not meet for Kids 4 Christ tonight.
DINE WITH A DOC is CANCELLED THIS MONTH
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Dine with a Doc will not meet at Victory Baptist Church this month. Please make plans to attend Dine with a Doc on December 19th, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
NOV

25

SUN
Victory Learns - Adult Small Groups
6:00 PM
The small group currently available for adults is our Men's Small Group, led by Glenn McLain.
NOV

26

MON
Prayer Time
10:00 AM
NOV

27

TUE
Adult Bible Study
6:30 PM
Our Tuesday Night Adult Bible Study is led by Pastor Larry E. Snyder.
NOV

28

WED
Kids 4 Christ
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Weekly Children's program - includes a meal, Bible study, crafts & games for KIDS ages 3 thru grade 6. Bus available. Find out more by calling our church office, 832-1973.
"A.L.I.V.E." for Youth (Grades 7-12)
6:00 PM
For more info, check out: www.facebook.com/JesusFreaksYouthGroup or contact Brandon Wallace at brandonyouthpastor@gmail.com or 765-505-0627
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