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First Baptist Church

Joshua Tree California

Sunday: Worship - 10:30 AM
Wednesdays: Prayer Meeting - 6:15 PM

Pastor Ronald "Ron" Cooley

Serving the Morongo Basin
(760) 366-3704

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We believe that the Bible is composed of the 66 books found in the Old and New Testaments.
We believe that all scripture is inspired by the Holy Spirit, and acknowledge its authority
in the contexts of history, morality, and spirituality.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

2. God

We believe in one true and living God, who is the Creator and Master of the universe: of all things visible and invisible.
God is eternal and presents himself as three separate identities: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit,
all worthy of equal worship and obedience.
(John 1:1-4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Exodus 20:2-3; 1 Timothy 2:5)

3. Father

We believe in God the Father, ruler of the world and of all creation through the basis of grace.
He is the father of Jesus Christ and displays fatherly affections toward all people, especially those who are born again.
(Colossians 1:12-13)

4. Son

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of all people. Jesus Christ was involved in the creation of the universe.
He is completely God and completely man. He came to the Earth through the Immaculate Conception from the Father
by means of the Holy Spirit. He took on himself human nature. His sacrificial death on the cross gave people deliverance from sin.
His resurrection from the dead testified of his divine nature. Since his ascension to heaven, he is before the Father,
serving as the intercessor for all people who believe in him.
(1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:15; 9:15; 1 John 2:1)

5. Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Triune God, equal to the Father and the Son.
The Holy Spirit was also involved in the creation of the universe, He restrains evil in the world until the
fulfilment of God's plan, and He abides inside the Christian and gives him strength in service.
The Holy Spirit inspired scripture and enlightened not only its writing,
but also the understanding of the divine truth that it contains.
The purpose of the Holy Spirit is to witness about sin, righteousness, and judgment.
The Holy Spirit serves to revive and seal the fate of Christians, distribute gifts of the Holy Spirit
in the church, and anoint Christians for service.
(John 14:16-17; Romans 8:14; Ephesians 1:13-14)