Open Door is an independent, Bible believing Baptist church. We fellowship and cooperate with churches that have similar Biblical philosophies and positions.
At Open Door, our desire is to “Build Lasting Relationships” while we strive to reproduce the character of Christ. We seek to equip people to effectively connect with God and humanity. This is done locally through Bible centered teaching at various services during the week, and globally through support of church planting missions.
We believe the bible is God’s written revelation of Himself to humanity. It is complete and sufficient for all of life’s situations.
We believe those scriptures reveal God is One in essence and exists in three co-equal, co-eternal, and co-existent Persons: Father, Son, and Spirit.
We believe that the Lord Jesus is both God and man; born of a virgin; lived a sinless life; died for our sins, was buried, and rose again according to the scriptures. He is coming again to judge and reward humanity. We believe that He is the Savior, the only way to get to Heaven.
We believe the Holy Spirit, also revealed as the Comforter and Counselor, is a person not an impersonal force. His ministry is evident in the conviction of sin, exaltation of Jesus Christ, and the transformation of His people.
We believe that humanity was created in the image of God and whose dignity arises from that source. However, all are separated from a relationship with God by sinful choice and are destined for eternal punishment. To be delivered, or saved, from this penalty for sin, religious acts, good deeds, and noble accomplishments will not suffice. Deliverance and hope is found in a new spiritual birth as described by Jesus in the Gospel of John 3:3.
Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
We believe that justice cannot happen apart from Biblical righteousness. The true hope of individuals, families, cultures, and nations is the transformation towards a Biblical relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Secular humanism, well intentioned social agencies or governing bodies, education, and financial equity cannot change human nature. Only the grace of God, experienced personally by people humbled in light of God’s perfection, can make a lasting difference.