McCauley Baptist exists so others may come to know the Lord and become fully devoted followers of Christ. We exist so others may KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE Jesus Christ.
Our Vision and Beliefs
Our vision is to reach San Antonio and the world for Christ. We believe that God has ordained the church to go forth and preach the Gospel. God's story is a story of love and redemption. We believe that Christ died on the cross and paid the penalty for our sins (John 3:16).
Salvation is a free gift of God. The death of Christ on the cross is the only payment for our sins. The Bible tells us that all have sinned, but all can be saved. This salvation is available for any who will place their trust in Christ as Savior (Romans 3:23, 6:23).
We affirm our belief in one God, infinite Spirit, creator, and sustainer of all things, who exists eternally in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are one in essence but distinct in person and function.
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.
Baptism is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism is not a part of salvation, but it is a picture of what Jesus Christ did for you at salvation.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the rule for life and doctrine. At McCauley, we use the King James Version of the Bible.
The church is the body of Christ on earth, empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the task of reaching the lost and discipling the saved, helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ (Ephesians 4: 1-16).
Christ will one day return and judge all people (1Thessalonians 4:13-18). Unbelievers will be separated from God's presence in Hell and believers will be welcomed in God's presence in Heaven.