Downeast  Baptist Church
Founded on God's Word - Emphasizing  Spiritual Growth 
                         and Evangelistic Outreach

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity (John 14:16, 26; Ephesians 4:30). He is coequal, coeternal, and coexistent with God the Father and God the Son (Luke 1:35; Matthew 28: 19-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14). He is not simply a force but is a person with characteristics such as intellect (Romans 8:27; 1 Corinthians 2:11), will (1 Corinthians 12:11), and emotion (Romans 15:30; Ephesians 4:30). He was involved in inspiration (2 Peter 1:21) and creation (Genesis 1:2) and currently involves himself in reproving the world of sin (John 16:8-11), glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:26; 16:12-14), imparting life (John 6:63), restraining sin (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7), regenerating unbelievers (John 3:6), indwelling believers (Romans 8:9), baptizing believers into the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13), sealing believers (Ephesians1:13-14), and filling or empowering believers for service (Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:8). He gives gifts to men (1 Corinthians 12:1-14, 40; Romans 12:3-8; Ephesians 4:7-11) in order that they might serve Him and others. We oppose any form of the modern Charismatic Movement and its teachings regarding tongues or other spiritual manifestations which detract from the Lord Jesus Christ, replace Biblical salvation, or are inconsistent with Scripture.