ABOUT US

Kedron Baptist Church of Gladys, Virginia is passionate about serving the one-and-only true God. It is our desire that you feel welcome and at home every time you enter our doors. 
We are purposeful in our approach to serving God through our worship, sermons, and fellowship. If you have never attended a service with us, or simply have not been in a while, we would love to have you join us! 

OUR BELIEFS
Of the Scriptures

We believe the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true centre of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.

The Way to Salvation

That the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the Mediatorial Offices of the Son of God, who took upon Him our nature, yet without sin; honored the law by His personal obedience, and made atonement for our sins by his death, being risen from the dead He is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, is every, way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.

Of Grace in Regeneration
Of the True God

That there is one, and only one, true and living God, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness; worthy of all possible honor, confidence, and love; revealed under the personal and relative distinctions of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.

Of Justification

That the great Gospel blessing which Christ of his fullness bestows on such as believe in him, is justification, that justification consists in the pardon of sin and the promise of eternal life, on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through His own redemption and righteousness; that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God and secures every other blessing needful for time and eternity.

Of God’s Purpose of Grace
Of the Fall of Man

That man was created in a state of holiness, under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are sinners, not by constraint but by choice, being by nature utterly devoid of that holiness required by the lam of God, wholly given to the gratification of the world, of Satan, and of their own sinful passions, and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.

Of the Freeness of Salvation

That the blessings of salvation are made to all by the Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth, except his own voluntary refusal to submit to the Lord Jesus Christ; which refusal will subject him to an aggravated condemnation.

Of the Perseverance of Saints

That such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their of persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from mere professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and they are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.

That in order to be saved, we must be regenerated or born again; that regeneration consists in giving a holy disposition to the mind; and is effected in a manner above out comprehension or calculations, by the power of the Holy Spirit, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; and that its proper evidence is found in the holy fruit which we bring forth to the glory of God.

That Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners; that being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man, it comprehends all the means in connection with the end; that it is a most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, being infinitely wise, holy and unchangeable; that it utterly excludes boasting, and promotes humility, prayer, praise, trust in God, and active imitation of his free mercy; that it encourages the use of means in the highest degree; that it is ascertained by its effects in all who believe in the Gospel; is the foundation of Christian assurance: and that to ascertain it with regard to ourselves, demands and deserves our utmost diligence.

Harmony of the Law and Gospel

That the law of God is the eternal and unchangeable rule of his moral government; that it is holy, just and good; and that the inability which the Scriptures ascribe to fallen man to fulfill its precepts arises entirely from their love of sin; to deliver them from which, and to restore them through a Mediator to unfeigned obedience to the holy law, is one great end of the Gospel, and of the means of grace connected with the establishment of the visible church.

Of the Gospel Church

That a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinance of Christ; governed by his laws; and exercising the gifts. rights, and privileges invested in them by his word; that its only proper officers are Bishops or Pastors, and Deacons, whose qualifications, claims. and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus. A church duly organized is an independent body, and the highest ecclesiastical power on earth. Churches may associate together for purposes of mutual consultation and assistance, but such associations have no control over that internal regulation of the church.

Of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

That the Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, in the name of the Father, Son, and Spirit; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its purifying power; that it is pre-requisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper, in which the members of the church, by the use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by a solemn self-examination.

Of the Christian Sabbath

That the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, or Christian Sabbath and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes by abstaining from all secular labor and recreations; by the devout observance of all the means of grace, both private and public; and by preparing for that rest which remaineth for the people of God.

Of Civil Government

That civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; and that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored, and obeyed, except in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the Prince of the kings of  the earth.

Of the Righteous and the Wicked

That there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in his esteem, while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in his sight wicked, and under his curse; and this distinction holds among me both in and after death.

Of the World to Come

That the end of the world is approaching: that at the last day, Christ will descend from heaven, and raise the dead from the grave to final retribution; that a solemn separation will then take place; that the wicked will be adjudged to endless punishment, and the righteous to endless joy; and that this judgment will fix forever the final state of men in heaven or hell, on principles of righteousness.

FIND YOUR FAITH

We have many services outside of regular church time including children and youth ministries, as well as adult Bible study! Check out our upcoming events and attend one of our services.