Seventh Street Christian Baptist Church participates in the Ohio Valley Association of Christian Baptist Churches of God, which was originally founded in Portsmouth, Ohio in 1931. Presently, there are twenty five churches affiliated with the conference, all located in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and West Virginia. Over two hundred religious institutions are supported by our churches in other nations.
ARTICLES OF FAITH: Article I. We believe in one true and living God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, equal in essence, power and Glory.
Article II. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He was born of the Virgin Mary and that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God, and that the New Testament Scripture is our rule of faith and practice.
Article III. We believe that by the offence of one, judgement came upon all men to condemnation, even so by the righteousness of one, the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life by which the grace of God became equally accessible to all men. Romans 5:18
Article IV. We believe that sinners are justified by the grace of God, received by repentance toward God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Article V We believe that the Church of God is composed only of those who are partakers of the Holy Ghost and the powers of the world to come.
Article VI We believe that those only who have received remission of sins are subjects for baptism and that immersion in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is the only mode. (Matthew 28:19-20 & Acts 8:38)
Article VII We believe that the Lord's Supper and the washing of one another's feet should be practiced by the saints of God until Jesus comes.
Article VIII We believe that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth and that it is commanded to be preached to every creature, that all men are responsible for the manner in which they hear.
Article IX We believe that there is but one true church and that every member thereof is an heir of God and joint heirs with Christ if so be that we suffer with Him that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17)
Article X We believe in the support of the ministry as set forth in the Scriptures. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2, Acts 11:29-30, Romans 15:28, II Corinthians 9:6-11)
Article XI We believe in the doctrine of Salvation for sinners through the blood of Jesus Christ for a cleansing from all sin.
Article XII We believe in Sanctification as taught in St. John 17th Chapter, Romans 12:1, I Thessalonians 5th Chapter, and II Timothy 2:20 to all believers in Christ as a preparation for sacred service, it is the result of complete Consecration and it is a second work of Grace received after regeneration. Sanctification is wrought by the baptism of the Holy Ghost and is an increase in power, makes the Christian more able to stand against the wiles of Satan, better qualified for the service of the Lord, and brings increased joy to the Christians heart. We do not believe in speaking in an unknown tongue as witness of the baptism.
Article XIII We believe in divine healing for the body as set forth in the fifth chapter of James.
Article XIV We believe that we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, and that He is a propitiation for our sins and not for ours only but for the sins of the world.
Article XV We believe in the resurrection of the dead, of the just and the unjust, and that the happiness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.