Northeast Arkansas Baptst Church
"Founded on the Word..."

"...focused on the World"


Doctrinal Statement

1. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit


2. We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His vicarious and atoning death, in His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection and His ascension to the Father’s right hand.


3. We believe that man is totally depraved, a sinner both nature and practice, therefore totally separated from God, totally lost and in need of the convicting and regenerating ministry of the Holy Ghost.


4. We believe that salvation is a free gift from God offered to any man totally “by grace” and must be received “through faith” apart from any works, plus nothing and minus nothing.


5. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved unto “LIFE” and the unsaved unto “JUDGMENT” and everlasting damnation. We believe in a literal heaven with golden streets and a literal burning hell with fire and brimstone.


6. We believe in the visible, personal, and pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ.


7. We believe in the local New Testament church which is a body of baptized believers who come together in obedience to Christ to carry out the message of the Word of God.


8. We believe that there are two ordinances of the local church--Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe baptism to be the symbolic act of a saved believer being immersed in water, the Lord’s Supper being observed by the church by taking of bread and grape juice as a memorial of the Lord’s death and in expectation of His return.


9. We believe that the Bible ( King James 1611) is the Word of God and is the absolute authority in determining the faith and practice of God’s people. We affirm that the sixty-six books of the Bible are inerrant divinely and uniquely inspired, and are given to mankind written as they were inspired by the Spirit of God. These Scriptures are divinely intended for personal study and interpretation under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


10. We believe that when a person accepts the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour, he can never be lost as he is kept by the power of God.


11. We believe in the personality of Satan; in his power and kingdom, in his wiles and in his judgment at the cross and in his eternal destruction in hell.

How To Get To Heaven

It is our supreme goal and desire that all that access this web site also have their future home in Heaven. God gave us His Word and said: “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13) Please read the text carefully and prayerfully to see how to get to heaven, and if you make a decision, please let us know!

According to The Bible you CAN BE 100% Sure that you will go to Heaven one day!

Here is what the Bible says:

Even though you may never have met me, you know that I have sinned because of the word “ALL“.  God says ALL have sinned. It doesn’t matter how old or young, rich or poor, all have sinned.  You know I have sinned because of what God says in His Word
(the King James Bible).

I know you have sinned because of what God says in His Word.

What is sin?

Most people know that doing what God says not to do is sin!

But the Bible also says that not doing what God tells you to do is sin (James 4:17)!   Doing something you are not sure about is also Sin (Romans 14:23)!   According to God,  one bad thought is sin (Proverbs 24:9)!

God says that everyone has sinned. There is no one walking earth right now that can say, I have no sin. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are from, God, who never lies, says that you have sinned and are a sinner. Even if you have not physically done anything wrong, God says everyone has thought wrong thoughts. In God’s eyes that is the same as doing it.

Because of our sin, we will always come short of what we need to EARN heaven.  None of us meet  what it takes to get into or earn Heaven on our own. We cannot and do not earn or DESERVE Heaven no matter how good our works!

Not only do we not deserve Heaven, the Bible says there is a penalty for sin (What We HAVE Earned or Deserve):

The Wages of Sin

If Eternal life is Heaven, what is eternal death?  The place called Hell.

Notice the word WAGE, what is a wage?  A WAGE is either payment or punishment for work that is done–what you truly deserve or earn. God says one sin (no S on the end) is enough to earn or deserve that punishment of death.   Do you understand that if God allowed even one sin to enter into Heaven unpunished, that would destroy the great place that it is.  It would no longer be perfect, it would be like earth!

The Bad News

The BAD NEWS is that we all have sin, and because of that we all deserve to go to the place called Hell which ultimately is the Lake of Fire.  Once in Hell there is no way out. Once someone goes to this awful place, they will be there forever. This is not God’s intended plan for any of mankind, He made Hell for Satan and his angels.  The Bad news is our sin will take us there, Do you like bad news?  Neither do I, I am glad God also gave us some good news!

The Good News

(“Gospel” means Good news!)…

Notice, the Bible said Hell was Earned, a WAGE, but said Heaven is a GIFT.  What is the difference between a Gift and A Wage?

A GIFT is offered to someone expecting nothing in return. You cannot pay someone for a gift they offer to you. It is not the one receiving the gift that must pay the price, it is  the one offering it. The one offering a gift MUST pay for it IN FULL.  God is the One giving this gift, and He must be the One to pay for it! When you go into a store to buy a gift, you must pay the whole price before you can offer it to someone else. This same principle applies with the gift of Eternal Life (Life forever in Heaven) that God is offering to you. How long is Eternal?  Yes, it is forever, God has offered to buy you a gift that lasts forever!   Who is offering the GIFT? (God)  Who must pay for it? (God).  Then the next question is, how did God pay for this GIFT?

Jesus death on the Cross, His shed blood

When Jesus died on the Cross, did he die for the sins you did, are doing, or are going to doHe died for them all!  His death made it possible for Him to offer the Free gift of Eternal Life!  He died on the cross before you were even born proving that He was paying the full price for all your sins past, present and future!

Jesus died for all your sins, and He died for everybody else in the world too!  He now offers to pay your sin penalty in full.

How to Get to Heaven

When someone offers you a gift you can either take it, or turn it down. The Bible says you can receive it or reject it (John 2:12-13, 2 Thess. 2:10)

Notice, It does not say whosoever becomes Baptist, or Catholic, or Lutheran etc., it is  receiving HIM (that Him being Jesus Christ and His payment!).  I wish it did say Baptist Church, that way everybody would have to go to my church to get saved, but it doesn’t, and I would be lying to say it did.  It doesn’t say you have to part of a certain church (although God does care about which church we go to), nor does it say we have to give a certain amount etc. (even though God does care that we give)., it is a free gift that needs to be simply received.

Then why to people go to hell?

It is not because they sinned to much, or the good works must outweigh the bad works, it is simply because they didn’t receive it!  They did not want to believe and put their faith in God and let Jesus Christ pay for their sin.  They are deceived into thinking that they can pay for it themselves by good works, or that they have sinned to much to receive it, but neither of those ideas are Biblical!

That is why God warns us to repent. (Luke 13:3, Acts 17:30)

You may have been taught you can earn your way to heaven, you may have belief in many different ideas and philosophies, but God says you must Repent (or Turn) from your beliefs, and believe that what the Bible says is true. It is true when God says something is a sin, it is true when God tells us how to get to Heaven (To Be Saved or To Be Born Again). You must repent! Another good definition of Repent is to agree with God against yourself.

So, God says Heaven, Eternal Life, is a free gift and must be received.  How do you receive Heaven when it is so far away?  If I had $100 in my bank account and I said it was a gift for you, how would you get it.  You can’t go to the bank, they won’t let you in my account!  You must ask me to get it for you, only I have access to my account.  To get the free gift of Heaven is just like that, we all must go through the One that can reach it for us, Jesus Christ.

First God needs you to CONFESS. Most people are taught or think that confession means to tell God all the sins you have done, and then ask Him to forgive each one. It is impossible for you to even remember all the sins that you have ever done. Will God require you to do something that is impossible for you to do? No! He is an honest and just God!  Notice in the verse it did not say to confess your sins, but to confess…the Lord Jesus. Confess means simply to tell the truth. The Bible says that God’s Word is true. God’s Word says that Jesus died for you, was buried for you, rose again (in the flesh!) from the dead for you, and that He was seen after His death proving God accepted the payment and that He can offer it to you. You must trust God’s Word, that you are a sinner, and that you need a Saviour, and the only one that can save you is Jesus.

Trust Him Now

If you believe God’s Word, take Him at His Word (Romans 10:13)!

What does it mean to call to God?  You call to God in prayer.  This is not an audible prayer that man needs to hear, it is a prayer of the heart that God needs to hear.  Call simply means to ask (believing His Word by faith, believing He is true to His Word, then acting on that belief). We ask God by praying to Him, believing His Word is true and that He will do what He says He will do. He simply wants you to confess and believe His Word is True and ask Him for the free gift of Heaven, believing or trusting on Him and His Word, that He will do what He said He will do.

As an 8 year old boy, I was shown these same verses you are reading today, I believed them, and I took God at His Word when I committed my eternity to Him, I bowed my head and prayed to Him asking Him to save me.

2 Timothy 1:12, “…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.

Did He save me then?  Of course He keeps His Word! He said if I called confessing and believing He would save me, and He did!  Since that time have I sinned?  Yes, of course I have.  Did He take the gift away?  No, He gave me Eternal life, not semi-eternal life!  I became His son (John 1:12).  What can a son do to cause him not to be his father’s son?  Nothing, he will always be his father’s son!  The only way to change it is to reverse the process and go back into your mothers tummy.  There are 2 problems with that, first of all you wouldn’t fit, and secondly, even if you did, she wouldn’t let you!  The same thing applies to God’s Gift, God will not take back that gift of eternal life (John 10:28-29)!

You Only Need To Receive The Gift Once Because it Lasts Forever! That is why it is called Eternal Life. This is a gift that never wears out, never breaks, can never be lost, and costs us nothing (Ephesians 4:30)!

Sealed by God to insure that you will go to Heaven when you die!

So what do you need to do in order to be 100% sure you will go to Heaven when you die?

(Believe God’s Word and ask Him to save you.) It is that simple.  Wouldn’t you like to be 100% you will go to Heaven?  Sure you would!  When is the best time to ask Him to save you?

2 Corinthians 6:2, “For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

Now is the best time.  You don’t know that you will be alive by Sunday, or by tonight, or even an hour from now.  Where would you go if you died right now (Hell, if you are not saved), well that can be changed right now!  You must take God at His Word and turn from your prior unbiblical knowledge, simply believing God’s Word and asking Him to save you. The prayer earlier was an example of a prayer that you can pray to God if you believed God’s simple message (This does not have to be an audible prayer to be heard of men, but it must be the attitude of the heart toward God, and prayer to God).  Be specific with God!  Get it settled now, confess Jesus Christ right now and ask God for that free gift of eternal life!

Bow your head right now and ask God to save you!

If you do ask God to save you, write today’s date down!  It is you new Spiritual   Birthday, your 2nd birthday, or as the Bible puts it, you have been “BORN AGAIN“!

What’s Next?

Please write to us if you have received the free gift of eternal life.  If you have we are now related, brothers and sisters with God as our Heavenly Father!

I would like to ensure that you find a Bible-believing Church that can Baptize you as a new child of God and help you grow as a child of God!  If I am a child of God, and you are a child of God, that makes us brothers (or brother and sister).  I care about my family!  Please let us know if you have joined the family because of this message.  You can also start growing in the Lord by the following steps: