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A WARM WELCOME
Maranatha Baptist Church was founded in 1992 as a church on Torresdale Avenue, since then we have been true to our founding principle that,
“EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY AND JESUS CHRIST IS LORD”
No matter what walk of life, background or income status…all are welcome.
If you are looking for a church that is warm and friendly, still sings the old-time hymns and still preaches from the Bible, then you’ve come to the right place.
 We have classes for every age group, from a nursery, to children and teen programs.
 We are small enough to have that personal touch and big enough to be effective at evangelism.  We like it here, and our hope is that you will too!

Our Beliefs

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life.

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men.

We believe the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgement; and, that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God: and, that man is totally depraved, and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever

We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and, that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God.

 

Staff

Pastor: Christopher Sievers

Secretary: Denise Diehl

God’s Plan For You

Do You Know Where You Are Going When You Die?

The most important question for you to answer is, where will I spend eternity?  Life is very short.  The Scripture reveals that man’s life is “even as a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away” (James 4:14).  Your life is passing by very quickly; where you go when you die depends on the decision that you will make in this life about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Consider the following truths from the Word of God:

God sees you and all men as being sinners. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Sin is the breaking of God’s holy law (I John 3:4); Have you broken God’s law? God says that you have.

God’s justice requires Him to punish sin. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death.” Because of your sin, you deserve to be separated from God for eternity and to suffer everlasting torment in the “lake of fire.” (Revelation 20:15)

There is nothing that you can do yourself to change your standing before God.  Romans 3:20 says, “Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” This includes moral living, baptism, church membership, and etc.

But! Not only is God just and holy, he is loving and merciful too! Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the penalty for your sin, so that you can be forgiven.

You must now personally accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. Romans 10:9-10 say, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” You need to, in your heart, believe in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, and trust Him and Him alone to save you from your sin. If you do, pray and let the Lord know that you are now trusting Him as your Personal Savior. Pray something like this right now:

Lord, I know that I am a sinner: If I died today I would not go to heaven. I now turn to you, asking you to forgive my sin, come into my life, and be my Savior. Help me live for you from this day forward. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Contact

Phone: 215-338-9535

email: m.baptist@mail.com