A Message from Our Pastor
We are delighted to have you visit with us. It has been my privilege to serve as the pastor of the Northside Baptist Church for over twenty-three years. Our heartfelt prayer is for people to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and become actively involved in a Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church that cares for them.We believe you will find Northside Baptist Church to be a loving and caring church. We make no apology for strong preaching, sound doctrine, and devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Douglas Farrow
Our Vision At Northside Baptist Church:
To inspire the people of Carlisle and around the world to find true freedom and hope in Jesus Christ andenjoy the journey of life!
The Mission of Northside Baptist Church:
To ENCOURAGE people to develop a heart for God
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)
To INCLUDE people in a loving church family
“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 2:41)
To ILLUMINATE people from God’s Word
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” (2 Timothy 2:2)
To INVOLVE people in a Biblical correct ministry
“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” (1 Peter 4:10)
To INFLUENCE Carlisle, Cumberland County, and the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. For reasons of unity within the church and textual reliability we choose to use the King James version of the Bible.
II Tim. 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21
We believe that God is a person, eternally existing as a Trinity in unity - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – three persons and yet one God.
Deut. 6:4; Matt. 26:19; I Cor. 8:6
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, eternally existing, who became a sinless man in order to redeem us. He was born of a virgin and is true God and true man.
Luke 1:30-55; John 1:1-15; Phil. 2:5-8
We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God. Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race, with an inherited sinful nature.
Gen. 1:26,27; Gen. 2:16; Gen. 3:16-19; Rom. 3:10-23; Rom. 6:23
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary payment for the sins of the whole world. He physically arose from the dead and then ascended into Heaven. Simple faith in this sacrifice is the only way of salvation for mankind.
Luke 24; Acts 1:9-11; Rom. 5:8-10; Eph. 1:20-23; I Peter 3:18
The Local Church
We believe that the local church is a group of believers baptized by immersion, banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission; preaching the gospel to every creature.
Mark 16:15; I Cor. 12:12; Eph. 1:22,23
The Second Coming
We believe that Jesus Christ Himself will soon come again in the air to catch up the saved and to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will return to the earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord.
Matt. 24:29-42; I Thess. 4:16-18; Rev. 19:11-20:1