WHAT WE BELIEVE
McClendon Baptist exists to passionately follow God and purposefully serve people. We realize our potential as individuals and as a church totally rests in God.
What a church believes and teaches is important. The Bible is the foundation for McClendon Baptist Church. The Bible is the infallible, inspired, inerrant word of God. The Bible has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error, for its content. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
The Bible was written over about a 1500 year span. It was written by 40 different human agents from varied backgrounds. Moses was a political leader and judge and was trained in the Egyptian university. David was King, poet, musician and warrior. Amos was a country herdsman, Joshua was a military general. Daniel was a prime minister. Luke was a medical doctor, Peter a fisherman and Matthew worked for the IRS. Paul was a rabbi and Mark was Peter’s secretary. The Bible is historically and archaeologically more uniquely verifiable than any other religious document.
The Bible, as well, was written in different places: the wilderness, a dungeon, a palace, prison, an exiled island, and many other places. The Bible was written on three different continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe. It was written in three different languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The Bible was written in a variety of literary styles, including: poetry, historical narrative, romance, song, personal correspondences, memoirs, satire, biography, autobiography, law, prophecy, parable, and allegory.
And yet, in spite of all this diversity, the Bible presents a unified theme: God’s redemption of human beings. In Genesis paradise is lost, but in Revelation paradise is regained and between the two is the true story of how God desires to move us from the lost paradise of Eden to the eternal paradise of Heaven.
206 Downing Pines Rd.
West Monroe, LA 71292
8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Live at 10:45 a.m.