Downeast  Baptist Church
Founded on God's Word - Emphasizing  Spiritual Growth 
                         and Evangelistic Outreach
We believe that salvation cannot be earned through merit or good works (Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5) and that unless the Spirit of God convicts a man’s heart (John 6:44), he will not turn to Christ in saving faith. We believe a person must acknowledge his sinfulness before God and his belief in the resurrection of Christ and personally place his faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ to inherit eternal salvation (Acts 4:12; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Isaiah 53:5-6; 1 John 1:29; 1 John 2:2). We believe at the time of a man’s conversion he is freed forever from the penalty of sin (Romans 5:1, 10; Hebrews 10:10). From that moment on, God seeks to transform him into the image of Christ (Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:8-12) and upon his death or the Lord’s return frees him from the presence of sin (1 John 3:2).