What We Believe

This is only a summary of our beliefs. Feel free to visit any of our Services and meet with one of our Pastors or Deacons to learn more about Trussville Southside Baptist Church.

We believe the Holy Bible to be divinely inspired of God. It is the complete revelation of God to man, it is our final authority to be used in all matters of doctrine, faith and practice. We use the King James Bible in our teaching and preaching.

We believe there is only one living God, the creator of heaven and earth, an eternally existent Trinity in the persons of the Father, the Word (Jesus Christ the Son), and the Holy Ghost; these three are one in essence, but distinct in person and function, equal in power and glory.

We believe in the Genesis account of creation, that the Earth the universe and the fullness thereof was created by God. That man was created directly in God's own image and after His own likeness.

We believe that Adam, the first man, by his own free will made a choice to disobey God which the Bible declares as sin. This sin passed on to all mankind through the blood and resulted in both physical and spiritual death for all. As a result, all men are sinners by nature, and are condemned to an eternity in the lake of fire. The good news is that God has made a way of escape through the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. The only hope of deliverance for man is believing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That Jesus Christ, the Son of God, suffered and died on the cross for our sins, and that he was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. Upon hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and accepting it, we become born again into God's family and this forgiveness of sins is open to "whosoever will" humble themselves and receive Jesus Christ as their Savior.

We believe that the New Testament church is a local visible body of baptized believers. We believe the members ought to voluntarily unite together for the purposes of worship, fellowship and service. That God has ordained the local church for the edification of the saints and the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth until he returns.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men. At death the souls of the believers go immediately to be with Christ, to eternal life and blessedness in God's presence in Heaven. The souls of the unbelievers at death descend immediately into Hell where they are kept until the Great White Throne Judgment, at which time, their bodies shall be raised from the grave only to be judged and cast into the lake of fire for having rejected Jesus Christ as their Savior.