What we believe at First Baptist about God, the Bible, and the Church
Here at First Baptist Church we believe in family: both the Family of God and our individual families. As a group of believers in Christ, we make up this local family of faith. Our doctrines tell you what we believe. Our covenant tells you how we behave. Our Church Covenant is based on the “one another” passages in the New Testament.
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in one God Who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became a man to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world. Jesus Christ was fully God and fully man.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of having a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. We believe that the resurrection of Jesus Christ provides eternal life. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ.
We believe all Christians are to live for Christ and not for themselves. By loving obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.
We are a Southern Baptist Church and accept The Baptist Faith and Message* as our basic doctrinal statement. However, it does not exhaust the extent of our faith. For purposes of church doctrine, practice, policies, procedures, and discipline, our Senior Pastor and Active Deacons are the church’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
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