Morning Star Baptist Church in Erie, Pa. is an open and welcoming church. We have a medium sized congregation where our Pastor, Associate Minister and Deacons are able to maintain spiritual guidance and support to the membership. Our typical service includes prayer, singing, music, sermon, fellowship and community inclusiveness. We are always overjoyed when people want to come to worship with us, so please know there’s always room for more in our church family. We look forward to meeting you.
What We Believe
Belief in the Bible
We believe in the authority of the Scriptures as the true Word of God, written by men under divine inspiration having God as the author and salvation as its end.
We believe there is one true and living God whose name is Jehovah and who exists in three persons, the Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit.
We believe humankind was created in holiness, but fell from that state of holiness by voluntary transgression.
We believe the way of salvation is by grace through faith in the Son of God who by his death made full atonement for our sins having risen from the dead is now enthrone in heaven as the only qualified and all-sufficient Savior.
We believe that the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ is imputed to us through faith in Jesus Christ and his shed blood.
We believe sanctification is the progressive work of the Holy Spirit in the believer's life by which we are made partakers of God's holiness, purifying the sinner from the pollution of sin.
We believe that repentance and faith are both sacred duties and inseparable graces. It is the work of the Holy Spirit turning one to God receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as prophet, priest and king and the only all-sufficient Savior.
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again by the power of the Holy Spirit resulting in repentance and faith a newness of life in Christ.
We believe Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in Christ in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to show our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Savior.
We believe the Lord's Supper by the sacred use of bread and wine symbols of Christ's broken body and His shed blood, partaken by members of the Church to commemorate together the suffering and death of Christ.
We believe the end of the world is approaching and at the last day, Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth. The dead will be raised from the graves and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. A separation will take place the wicked will be consigned to Hell, everlasting punishment and the righteous to everlasting joy in Heaven.