About Us


OUR HISTORY



2000

After responding the call of God in the year 2000 and studied for  3 years at Bible Baptist Institute of Davao City and ordained as Pastor ,  pervent  prayers was made by Pastor Aurelio P. Claver for  a mission field and by Gods sustaining grace, he was brought here in Tagum City. The mission work here started from its humble beginning, its not from luck or an offshoot of chance but  everything  in prayer and supplication.  It was indeed a challenging effort for Pastor Aurelio P. Claver who knew no one from this place but when your work is rooted and built up in Jesus and established by faith, God made things possible to come.

2003

With the support from our sending church, the BBC-Guerero,Davao City, a mission house was rented along the corner of Walohan Village, Barangay East and the first mission service was held on the 3rd Sunday of January 2003 with 51 in attendance. The work did not stop there but it grew and prospered that after 7 months, the late Rev. Richard Schott and the recent Pastor of Bible Baptist Church of Davao City, Rev. Anselmo Ingay, organized the mission of Tagum City  into a church on the 3rd Sunday of August 2003 with 21 chartered members and some of this pioneering members are still with us today. Praise God.

The church prayed for a lot wherein we can construct our church building and with his miraculous power, God provided an  instrument to act as an emissary to donate this lot to us from its previous owner, the Bethany Baptist Church of Manila, in the person of Mrs. Josephine del Rosario. Before the year end of 2003, the ground floor of the new Sunday School buiilding was constructed opposite this building and the first and 2nd  Church Anniversary services were held on that building.

It was a long year since 2003, but God with his imminent power blessed this church tremendously by adding faithful members  who has a burden for lost souls and help the Pastor to fulfill the great commission ordained by God in Mathew 28:19-20. Since then, a number of church ministries had been created like the Goodnews Classes for Children in depressed areas, Tracts distribution, Youth visitation, Bible Classes at Public elementary, high school classes and in College level and even some government offices. This was made possible through the unwavering  faith of our church members who responded to the work of God that its work will be spread here in Tagum.

For 2011, the church attendance is now averaging 200 and it is our vision to continue the ministry in Tagum City and to expand it to other municipalities and within the region and in the country as a whole.  To support this vision, the Bible Baptist Institute was formally started last February 2011 with 13 enrolled students.

With all this accomplishments and blessings, we praised and thanked God for his faithfulness in his words and returned back  to him the glory and honor for all this things he had done on this church. To God be the glory.

ARTICLES OF FAITH & DISCIPLINE
Of The Bible Baptist Church Brgy. West, Magugpo, Inc.

Article I. THE SCRIPTURES
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. It revelas the principles by which God judges us; and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and religious opinions should be tried. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.
Exo. 24:4; Det. 4: 1-2; Psalm 19; 7-10; Jer. 15: 16; Matt. 5: 17-18; II Tim. 3; 15-17; II Peter 1: 19-21

Article II. GOD
There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
A. God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.

Gen. 1:1; Exo. 3:14; Deut 6:4; Psalm 19: 1-3; Jer. 10: 10; John 4: 24; Acts 1: 7; I Tim. 1: 17; I John 5: 7

B. God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself the demand and necessities of human nature and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, partaking of the nature of God and of man, and in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.

Isa. 7:14; Matt 1: 18-23; 3:17; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:35; John 1: 1-18, 29; 11: 25-27; Rev. 1: 13-16

C. God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the assurance of God to bring the believers into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Gen. 1:2; Joel 2: 28-32; Matt. 1: 18; mark 1:10, 12; Rom. 8:9-11; I Cor. 2: 10-14; Eph. 1: 13-14; I Tim. 3: 16; Heb. 9: 8, 14; II Pet. 1: 21; Rev. 1: 10; 22: 17

Article III. MAN
Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence; whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin, and as soon as they are capable of moral action become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Gen. 1: 26-30; 2: 5,7; Jer. 17:5; I Cor. 1: 21-31; Col. 1: 21-22

Article IV. SALVATION
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.
a. Regeneration, or the new birth, is the work of God’s grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance si a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior. Justificaton is God’s gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer into a relationship of peace and favor with God.
b. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual perfection through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person’s life.
c. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.
Gen. 3:15; Ex. 3:14-17; Matt. 1:21; Luke 1:68-69; John 1:11-14, 29; Acts 2:21;Phil. 2:12-13; 2 Tim. 1:12; Titus 2:11-14; James 2:14-26; Rev. 3;20; 21:1.

Article V. GOD’S PURPOSE OF GRACE
Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. It is consistent with free agency of man, and comprehends all the means in connection with the end. It is a glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, and is infinetely wise, holy, and unchangeable. It excludes boasting and promotes humility.
All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall into sin through grace, but shall presevere to the end. Believers may fall into sin through, neglect temptation, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, bring reproach on the cause of Christ, and temporal judgments on themselves, yet they shall be kept by the power if God through faith unto salvation.
Gen. 12:1-3; I Sam. 8: 4-7, Rom. 5:9-10; eph. 1:4-23; 2 Tim. 1:12; I John 1:7-9.

Article VI. THE CHURCH
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, committed to His teachings, exercising the gifts, rights and priviliges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
This church is autonomous body, operting through democratic processes under the lordship of Jesus Christ. In such a congregration members are equally responsible. Its Scriptural officers are pastors and deacons.
The New testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ which includes of the redeemed of all the ages.
Matt. 16: 15-19; Acts 2:41-42, 47; Rom. 1:7; Eph. 1:22-23; 5: 22-23; I Tim. 1:1-15; I Pet. 5:1-4; Rev. 2-3.

Article VII. BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in the newness of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.
The Lord Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Matt. 3:13-17; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3: 21-22; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; Rom. 6:3-5; I Cor. 10:16,21; Col. 2:12.

Article VIII. THE LORD’S DAY
The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. It is a Christian Institution for regular observance. It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from dead should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion both public and private, and by refraining from worldly amusements, and resting from secular employments, work of necessity and mercy only being excepted.
Ex. 20: 8-11; Matt. 12: 1-12; Mark 2: 27-28; John 4: 21-24; Acts 20:7; I Cor. 16: 1-2; Col. 2: 16; 3;16; Rev. 1:10.
Article IX. THE KINGDOM
The Kingdom of God includes both His general sovereignity over the universe and his particular kinship over men who willfully acknowledge Him as King. Particularly the Kingdom is the realm of salvation into which men enter by trustful, childlike commitment to Jesus Christ. Christians ought to pray and labor that the kingdom may come and God’s will be done on earth. The full consummation of the Kingdom awaits to the return of Jesus Christ and the end of the age.
Isa. 9:6-7; Matt. 3:2; Luke 4:23; John 3:3; Col. 1:13: Heb. 11:10-16; I Pet. 2:4-10; Rev. 1:6-9.
Article X. THE LAST THINGS
God, in His own time and in His own way will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be damped to hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
Isa.2:4; Matt. 16:27; Matt. 25:31-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 12:40-48; Rom. 14:10; II Cor. 5:10; Phil. 3:20-21; Heb. 9:27-28; Rev. 20:1 to Rev. 22:13.

Article XI. EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS
It is the duty and privilege and of every believers of Christ and of every church of Jesus Christ, to endeavor to make disciples of all nation. The new birth of mans Spirit by God’s Holy Spirit means the birth of love for others. Missionary effort on the part of all Christ believers rests thus upon a Spiritual necessity of the regenerate life, and is expressly and repeatedly commanded in the teaching of Christ. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost for Chirst by personaly effort by all other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.
Isa. 6: 1-8; Matt. 9:37-38; Matt. 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-53; Acts 1: 8; Rom. 10:13-15; Rev. 22:17.

Article XII. EDUCATION
The cost of education in the kingdom of Christ id coordinate with the causes of nations and general benevolence, and should receive along with these the liberal support of the churches. An adequate system of christian schools is necessary to a complete spiritual program for God’s people. In Christian education there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. Freedom in any orderly relationship of human life is always limited an never absolute. The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college or seminary is limited by the preeminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures and by the distinct purpose for which the school exist.
Deut. 4: 6-9; Neh. 8:1-8; Psa. 19:7-10; Ecc. 7:19; I Tim. 1:3-7; II Tim. 2: 15-16; Heb. 5:12.

Article XIII. STEWARDSHIP
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and Spiritual. All that we have and what we are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a whole trusteeship in the gospel and a binding stewardship in their possessions in the Lord. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their talent, time and material possessions, and should recognize all these as entrusted to them to be use for the glory of God. According to the Scriptures, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the gospel of Christ.
Gen. 14:20; Lev. 27:30-32; Mal. 3:8-12; Matt. 23:23; I Cor. 16:1-2; II Cor. 8:1-9; I Pet. 1:18-19.

Article. XIV. COOPERATION
Christ people should, as ocassion requires organize suach associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the kingdom of God. Such organizaion have no authority over one another or over the churches. They are voluntary and advisory bodies design to elicit, combine, and direct the energies of our people in the most effective manner. Members of the New Testament churches should cooperate with one another in carrying forward the missionary, educational and benevolent ministries for the extension of Chirst kingdom. Christian unity in the New Testament sense is Spiritual harmony and voluntary cooperation for common ends by various groups of Christ people. Cooperation desirable between the various Christian denominations, when the end to be attained is itself justified, and when such cooperation involves no violoation of conscience or compromise pf loyalty of Christ and His word.
Ex. 17:12; Ezra 1:3-4; Neh. 4:8-10; Matt. 28: 19-20; Acts 1:13-14; Eph. 4:1-16; Phil. 1:15-18.

Article XV. PEACE AND WAR
It is the duty of Christians to seek peace with all men on principle of righteousness. In accordance with spirit and teachings of Christ they should do all in their power to make peace and to avoid war. The true remedy for the war spirit is the gospel of our Lord. The supreme need of the world ids the accepetance of His teaching of all the affairs of men and nations and the practical application of Christ law of love.
Matt. 5:9, 38-48; Luke 22:36-38; Rom. 13:1-7; Heb. 12: 14; James 4: 1-2.

Article XVI. RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
God alone is the Lord of the conscience, and He has left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men which are contrary to His word or not contained in it. Church and state should be separated. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of each spiritual ends. In providing for such freedom no Ecclesiastical group or domination should be favored by the state more than the other. Civil government being ordianed of God, it is the duty of Christians to render loyal obedience their to in all things not contrary to the reveal will of God. The church should not resort to the civil power to carry on its work. The gospel of Christ contemplates spiritual means alone for the pursuit of its ministries. The state had no right to impose penalties for religious opinions of any kind the state had no right to impose taxes for the support of any form of religion. A free church in a free state is the christian ideal, and this implies the right of free and unhindered access to God on the part of all men and the right to form and propagate opinions in the spare of religion without enterference by the civil power.
Matt. 22:21; John 8:36; Acts 4:19-20; I Tim. 2:1-2.; I Pet. 2:12-17; I Pet. 4:12-19.



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