that whatever God requireth of us that we have power
of ourselves to do,
to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect."
— John Owen —
If you are seeking a church home, then
consider Covenant. These pages will help you in that pursuit.
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You Want To Be Saved?
The law of God is not given so
we can be saved, but to show us that we need to be saved.
The law gives us the knowledge of sin, and cannot bring us salvation.
Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no
flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
An MRI may show us what is wrong in our body, but it
will not cure us; that requires a doctor.
So why do we need salvation?
Because every person must deal with God in judgment.
If we take our sins to our meeting with God, we will
We need two things: (1) Forgiveness and (2)
How can we have righteousness before God and be
forgiven of our sins?
By faith in Jesus Christ.
The Old Testament sacrifices prefigured forgiveness
and righteousness through Jesus Christ.
An outwardly spotless sacrifice (symbolizing
holiness) was brought to the temple.
Hands would be laid on the head of the sacrifice,
symbolically passing our sins to it.
When the sacrifice was slain it symbolized our sins
being paid for, for the wages of sin is death.
In return, the sacrifice transferred its
righteousness to us, enabling those of that time to have a ceremonial holiness.
The ultimate sacrifice was Jesus Christ, the Lamb of
John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming
toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of
When we put our faith in Jesus Christ, He takes our
sin and we obtain His righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become
the righteousness of God in Him.
Just as a sinner or sinners identified with an
animal sacrifice in order to atone for sins symbolically…
So in Christ we are forgiven forever and made
righteous forever by His sacrifice.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.
If you say, “I can’t do it,” then you are absolutely
correct; only God can save us.
If you are convicted of your sin before God, you want
to leave it and be forgiven.
Repentance means turning from our sin and coming to Jesus
Christ to be saved.
Mark 1:15 "The time is fulfilled, and the
kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him,
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God."
Being born again is a work of the Spirit and is
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all
things have become new.
Faith in Christ gives us the gift of God, which is
John 3:36 Whoever believes
in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God remains on him.
So do you want to be saved?
Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I
will give you rest.
29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find
rest for your souls.
30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
Covenant Baptist Church is located in the Orangeburg, SC area. Our church formed in
1988. We are a small church, more like a family gathering. If you are new to
our area, a new believer, or wanting to seriously follow the will of God as a
Christian 'not forsaking the
assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some' (Hebrews 10:25), then we welcome
you to consider whether the Lord would have you worship, fellowship, learn,
and serve with us. This website is designed to help you make this decision.
Our church meets on
Cannon Bridge Road, about 4.5 miles from Highway 601 in Orangeburg. From the
city of Orangeburg, take 601 towards Bamberg, taking the first left at the
first light after crossing the Edisto River. This is Cannon Bridge Road.
Proceed down Cannon Bridge Road for approximately 4.5 miles until you come to
our church building, located on the right. The church sign is on the road
with the building set back from the road.
We are a Reformed Southern Baptist
church committed to the careful and systematic exposition of the inerrant Word of God.
Thank you for visiting
our site. We look forward to seeing you at Covenant!