Second Baptist Church Spiritual Guidelines

Our church has developed a great guide for new saints based on biblical principles. It serves as a great way to outline your faith and conduct within the congregation and every day life as a christian.
We as witnesses of GOD and a spiritual organization, “…which hath Churches, whose builder and maker is GOD” (Hebrews 11:10), are dedicated to be subject to the following Christian Doctrines

The Offering of First Fruits.
“And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee for an inheritance, and p
ossessest it, and dwellest therein; That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the lord thy GOD giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy GOD shall choose to place his name there. And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in
those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy GOD, that I am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our fathers for to give us.And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy GOD.And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy GOD, He hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey. And now, behold, I have brought the first fruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD
thy GOD, and worship before the LORD thy GOD: And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy GOD hat
h given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.”
(Deuteronomy 26:1-11)

The Assurance of Salvation
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of GOD; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of GOD.” (1 John5: 13)

Discipline on Church.
“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.” (Matthew 18:15); “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:42); “For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, I have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, …”
(1 Corinthians 5:3); and “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” (Galatians 6:1)

Maintaining Faith
“Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:” (1 Timothy 1:19)

“Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity:for GOD loveth a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

GOD’S Sovereignty
“Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;” (Ephesians 1:8)

Spiritual Inheritance
“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:”(Ephesians 1:11)

Seek First His Kingdom
“But seek ye first the kingdom of GOD, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)

New Covenant
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:” (Jeremiah 31:31)

“And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are:for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.” (Matthew 6:5); “Ask and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” (Matthew 7:7) and “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the LORD shall raise him up; and if he have committed
sins, they shall be forgiven him.” (James 5:15)

“To wit, that GOD was in CHRIST, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the work of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:19) and “Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the Church will I sing praise unto thee.” (Hebrews 2:12)

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.” (Malachi 3:10)

Unity of Spirit
“There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;” (Ephesians 4:4)

Cloud of Witness
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” (Hebrews 12:1)

The Great Commandment
“…Thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind…. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.” (Matthew 22:37, 39)

Anointing of the HOLY SPIRIT
“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” (1 John 2:27)