What we believe

As a cooperating Southern Baptist Congregation, we affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 and any future version thereof as our doctrinal statement, as long as the documents affirmed by the Southern Baptist Convention continue to affirm the essentials of evangelical theology. We also affirm the following tenets of the evangelical Christian faith.

We believe in one God, eternally existent as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

(1 Thessalonians 1:9; Genesis 1:1, 26; Matthew 28:19; John 14:9; Revelation 19:6)

We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired and infallible word and is the supreme standard and final authority for all conduct, faith, and doctrine. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 Peter 1:25)

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:8, 10-11), in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23), in His sinless life (Hebrews 2:18; 4:15), in His miracles (John 20:30-31; 21:24-25), in His vicarious and atoning death (Romans 5:8;

1 Corinthians 15:3; Galatians 4:4-5; Colossians 1:19-20), in His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-8;

1 Thessalonians 1:10), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9; 1 Timothy 3:16), and in His personal return in power and glory (John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; 1 Timothy 6:14; Titus 2:13.)

We believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-28), but by willful transgression became sinful and is justly under the condemnation and wrath of Almighty God (Romans 3:9-10, 23; 5:12-14; Colossians 1:19-22.)

We believe that the only salvation from this guilt and condemnation is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12; John 14:6), and that this salvation is the free gift of God’s love and grace (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5-6.)


We believe that marriage is defined as a holy union between one man and one woman as God designated in His holy word (Genesis 2:23-25; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:7-9.)

We believe in the personality of the Holy Spirit and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to men, to convict of sin

(John 16:7-15), to regenerate repentant sinners (Romans 6:3-23; 7:6; 8:2-6) and, by His presence and power, to sanctify the lives of the redeemed (Romans 15:16.)

We believe that a New Testament Church is a body of believers, baptized by immersion (Acts 2:38-47) and associated for worship (Hebrews 10:24-25), service (Galatians 5:13; Romans 12:10-11), and the spread of the gospel of the grace of God to all the world (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8.)

We believe that there will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust (Revelation 20); the just, having been redeemed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be with Him throughout eternity in glory (Revelation 20:4-6; 22:1-5); the unjust, having died impenitent and unreconciled to God, to eternal condemnation in hell (Revelation 20:11-15.)

 

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