We are Reformed Baptists: We preach the way of salvation as taught by Jesus and the Apostles; that was recovered by Martin Luther and John Calvin; and preached by men such as Charles Spurgeon and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, along with many others. The Bible teaches that there is only one way of salvation and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. Everyone who is justified, both in the Old and New Testament, looked in faith as a guilty sinner to a sufficient Substitute.

We believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God: We believe that God in His providence inspired men to write the Holy Scriptures according to His Will. We believe that God preserved the Scriptures through the centuries, and raised up men to put them in one Book and translate them into our language. God has graciously brought them down to us and enabled us to understand them, by God's Holy Spirit. We believe that they are completely inerrant and infallible in their content and message.

We believe in the Sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man. We strive to hold these two truths in balance and in no way find them to be a contradiction of thought.

There are those who stress the Sovereignty of God to the exclusion of the use of means in the salvation of sinners.They do not believe that God uses the preaching of the Gospel to save the lost. They teach a twisted view of the doctrine of election and say that God's elect will finally be saved in heaven whether or not they profess faith in Christ in this life. That is not what the doctrine of election teaches and thus it denies man's responsibility.

At the other extreme are those who overstress the responsibility of man. They teach that God is, in effect, a bystander who must wait to see if man will do something that will allow God to save him. This view is called "decisionism." They teach that salvation is a proposition and that God has offered it to anyone and will save those who will agree to it. This view makes man his own savior and reduces the role of the Holy Spirit to merely responding to a human act.

The truth of the matter, according to the Scriptures, is that God is Sovereign in the salvation of sinners. In an act of Grace and Mercy, the Holy Spirit gives the new birth to those who were given to the Son by the Father before the world was created. A person will repent and respond to the Gospel professing faith in Christ only after the work of the Spirit in their heart. So one does make a decision, but that decision is only made after the Spirit of God gives them the ability to do so. Then they will willingly submit to the Lordship of Christ in their lives, and to believer's baptism. All are justly condemned by a Holy God and if a person goes to hell it is because they deserve to be there, not because they did not have a "chance" to hear the Gospel. However, when a person hears the Gospel with the ears of faith and embraces Christ: Ah, that is Grace!

We believe in expository preaching. The most important distinction of a Reformed preacher is that he must preach Jesus Christ from the Word of God. For this reason we at Vineland Park practice expository preaching. We may sometimes teach on a particular topic or be topical in our teaching, but even then we use the Bible to explain the Scriptural application of the topic under discussion. Expository preaching simply takes a portion of the Scripture and explains it. Expository preaching explains the following; the historical and geographical background of the text, the characters involved, what the Scripture is saying, what it meant to those to whom it was written, how God is working in the passage, and finally a practical application of the text to the hearers.

The Elders, Deacons, and congregation invite you to visit our church and see if you find joy in worshiping Christ with us.
Service Times:
Sunday:
Bible Study 9:30 A.M.
Worship 10:45 A.M.
(No Evening Service)

Wednesday:
Prayer & Bible Study
7:00 P.M.
Vineland Park Baptist Church
A Reformed Baptist Congregation
"Preaching Jesus Christ Crucified, The Sum Of The Gospel"
Come Join Us!
151 20th Street
Hueytown, AL. 35023
(205) 491-4112
Go To Map
Copyright © 2013 Vineland Park Baptist Church
"A Church With A Mission, A People With A Message"
Doctrinal Statement
Service Times:
Sunday:
Bible Study 9:30 A.M.
Worship 10:45 A.M.
(No Evening Service)

Wednesday:
Prayer & Bible Study
7:00 P.M.
We sincerely wish to inform you that there is a church in Hueytown, Alabama that is making a genuine effort to reform to the Scriptures by modeling its worship and leadership as closely as possible to what they teach. Please take a moment to read about our church.