Our Statement of Faith
We believe that a clear statement of faith is a wonderful gift to the church of Jesus Christ. Similarly, our statement of faith seeks to establish historical continuity and unity with other Christians. We aim to show that we are not given to theological novelties, but stand with two feet firmly planted in the historic Christian tradition.
Salem Reformed Baptist Confession of Faith
SALEM REFORMED BAPTIST
CONFESSION OF FAITH
Angels and Demons
We believe that angels are created beings and are therefore not to be worshiped. Although they are a higher order of creation than man, they are created to serve God and to worship Him (Luke 2:9-14; Hebrews 1:6-7, 14; 2:6-7; Revelation 5:11-14; 19:10; 22:9).
We believe that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator, by taking numerous angels with him in his fall (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:1-14), and by introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve (Genesis 3:1-15).
We also believe that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Matthew 4:1-11; Revelation 12:9-10); that he is the prince of this world but he has been defeated by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and thus being bound and placed under the sovereign reign of Christ (Romans 16:20). His defeat and binding does not imply that Satan is inactive; the Bible is clear that he is still at work in the earth among the sons of disobedience and is on the prowl seeking whom he may devour (Ephesians 2:2; 1 Peter 5:8) but he has no power to stop the church of Christ. We believe that Satan shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10) and all his activities will cease when Jesus returns to judge the living and the dead.