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 Mount Greylock Baptist Church 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.
We believe that every word of the Holy Bible was inspired by God, and is therefore complete and without error. We believe that God has providentially preserved the scriptures so that they remain the perfect Word of God. Because of textual reliability and unity in public worship, we use the King James Version of the Bible.
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God who spoke the heaven and earth into existence in six literal days. He is eternal, immutable, and omnipotent. He manifests Himself in three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Sin and Salvation
We believe that all men are born with a sin nature, inherited from the first man, Adam; that all men are sinners by choice; and that there is nothing that man can do to remove his sin. It is only the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross that can remove a person’s sin. Salvation and forgiveness of Sin were accomplished by the death and resurrection of Christ, and are received by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ, apart from any human work or effort. We believe that all those who reject Jesus Christ as their Savior are already condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire.
We believe that the church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel.The local church observes the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper; and the officers of ordination are pastors (Elders, Bishops) and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures. We believe the purpose of the church is to evangelize the lost, disciple believers, and worship the Lord. We believe that the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit.