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We believe that every Christian is to relate to God directly and is personally responsible for all matters of faith. Each Christian should live for the glory of God and the well–being of others. Our conduct should be blameless before the world, and we should be faithful stewards of our possessions and positions of authority.

Every local church is to be independent and free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. The institution of the Church and the State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its God-ordained duties and being free from dictation or patronage of the other.

We believe the local church can best promote the gospel of Jesus Christ by cooperating with like-minded churches in an organized structure. Such an organization exists and functions by the will of the churches choosing to be involved. Cooperation is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Eagle Springs Baptist chooses to cooperate within the context of the Sandhills Baptist Association, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the Southern Baptist Convention. (Acts 15:36,41; 16:5; Romans 12:1,2; 14:7–9, 12; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 16:1; Galatians 1:1–3; Colossians 1:9,10; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 12:1,2; Revelation 1:4, 10, 11).

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