Temple is an Independent Baptist Church that still preaches the Old Black Book and still sings the great hymns of the faith. Everyone is welcome at Temple Baptist Church!
We believe in the absolute inspiration, inerrancy and infallibility of every word of the sixty-six books of the Bible and that it is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We further believe that the Bible reveals God, the fall of man, the way of salvation and God’s plan and purpose in the ages. We believe there is one and only one true and living God, existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three are co-eternal and coequal from all eternity, each with distinct personalities but with one nature. We believe in the Deity and Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, coexistent with the Father and the Holy Spirit. He was incarnated into the world, born of a virgin, and lived sinless, suffered, died as the substitutionary atonement for our sin, was buried and rose again bodily and ascended to the right hand of the Father. We believe in the Person and work of the Holy Spirit which includes conviction of sin, regeneration of sinners, and indwelling of the believer. We believe that salvation is “by grace”, plus nothing and minus nothing. The conditions to salvation are repentance and faith in the gospel of Christ.
We further believe that a soul is saved when Christ is received as personal Savior and the Holy Spirit imparts eternal life. We believe in the perseverance and preservation of the saints and that it is the plan of God for such believer to walk after the Spirit and not fulfill the lusts of the flesh. We believe in personal and ecclesiastical separation as defined in II Corinthians 6:17 & 18 and believe God’s people are to be a holy people as Christ commanded. We are to work out our salvation in fear and trembling, that we might know Him and the power of His resurrection as in Philippians 3:10.
We believe baptism is the immersion of the believer in water under the authority of a New Testament church to signify His death, burial, and resurrection and the believer’s identification with Him as the first step of obedience in the church as the first ordinance of the local church. We do not believe that baptism saves. Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. The Lord’s Supper constitutes the second of the only two ordinances of the local church.
We believe that the first New Testament church started on the shores of Galilee as shown in Matthew 4:12-17 and not on the day of Pentecost where about three thousand souls were added unto the church. We believe that a New Testament church is a local assembly of baptized believers, coming together to carry out the great commission of spreading the Gospel around the world. We believe it to be completely independent with no other person, group, body or government having any authority, right of intervention or control whatsoever over or within a local church. We believe in the visible, personal, pre-tribulational and pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ, the bodily resurrection of the righteous dead at His coming.
We further believe in Heaven as the everlasting blessing of the saved and Hell as the everlasting punishment of the lost.
Temple Baptist Church
14190 Dedeaux Road, Gulfport, MS 39503
Times of Services:
- Sunday 10AM, 11AM, 6PM
- Wednesday 7PM