BEAUTY OF SPRING
"For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;" (Song of Solomon 2:11-12)
"He hath made every thing beautiful in his time." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
"Anything God has ever done, He can do now. Anything God has ever done anywhere, He can do here. Anything God has ever done for anyone, He can do for you." A. W. Tozer
The Family of Ebenezer
In 1910, Ebenezer Baptist Church was organized. We are thankful for those who prayed and labored through the years for Ebenezer Baptist Church and this community. The new building was completed in 1983. The church added more Sunday School rooms and a fellowship hall in 1999. The church has continued to grow through the years. Ebenezer Baptist Church cooperates with the Southern Baptist Convention. Each Southern Baptist church is autonomous. Southern Baptist Churches choose to unite in supporting missionary work in North America and around the world. The Cooperative Program of SBC is the largest missionary agency in the world. Ebenezer Baptist Church fully supports the work of the SBC.
Ebenezer Baptist Church voted in 1998 to be uniquely aligned with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia. This church is conservative in its theology and practice. As a Baptist church, we accept the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice. We believe that the preaching and teaching of the Word of God must be the focus of all that we do as a church. We believe we honor God and exalt Him by remaining faithful to His Word. We believe that salvation is the work of God by grace alone through faith.
We strongly adhere to the fundamentals of the faith. We are in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention. We reject the "politically correct" message and many of the contemporary trends offered today. We believe the focus of the church must be directed to the worship of God by honoring Christ and His Word. We believe our music should keep us focused on the truth of God's Word and not be distracting or mere entertainment. Music that presents the gospel as entertainment has cheapened the priceless and precious truth of the gospel message. Genuine worship should warm the heart, strengthen our faith and lead us to a deeper understanding and devotion to God.
Church in the 21 st. century
The New Testament gives evidence of the importance God places on the Church. The Scriptures speaks of the Church as being a BUILDING, with Christ as its corner stone and foundation; as a BRIDE, with Christ as the groom; as a BODY, with Christ as its head. The Church is God's witness in the world today. The 21st. century will be a real test for the Church. It is good to know that Jesus said the gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church. Yet, this promise does not apply to individual Churches. This is clearly revealed in the Book of Revelation. God has removed the candle stick from churches that have forsaken the "faith which was once delivered unto the saints." This has happen to some of the old main line denominations.
How can we be sure to maintain a faithful witness for Christ in the 21st. century? We must be true to the message which God has given us to share.