What We Believe

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Our basic beliefs are found and validated in the Bible:The Scriptures are God’s revelation to man. They are  God-inspired, inerrant and authoritative in the original  manuscripts. Reference: 2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21 and Matthew 5:18.

The living, eternal and true God is One, made known in the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.Reference:  Deuteronomy 6:4, and 2 Corinthians 13:14.

The Lord Jesus Christ is eternal God Himself. We believe in His virgin birth, real humanity, real deity, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, and literal return to earth. Reference: John 1:1, Luke 1:34-35, Hebrews 1:6-9, Hebrews 10:2, Corinthians 5:21, Mark 16:6, Acts 1:11, and 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

The Holy Spirit is the member of the Godhead that convicts, regenerates, indwells, baptizes into the body of Christ, teaches and empowers every believer. Reference: John 16:8, John 3:6, John 14:16, 1 Corinthians 12:13, John 14:25, and Acts 1:8.

The fall of man into sin has resulted in his separation from God. The remedy to man’s sin has been accomplished through the finished work of Christ and must be personally received as a gift by faith.Reference: Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, and Ephesians 2:8-9.

The Church is the body of Christ comprised of all those who have been “born again” by faith in Jesus Christ, and its mission is to disciple all nations, presenting the gospel to them. Reference: Ephesians 5:23-32, Colossians 1:18, John 3:3, Matthew 28:19-20, and 1 Corinthians 1:17-25.

The believer will be physically resurrected into the eternal presence of God, while all others will endure conscious eternal torment. Reference: 1 Corinthians 15:51-55, Revelation 20:11-15, and John 5:21-29.

 

Other documents that are important to our Church Beliefs.

Baptist Faith and Message 2000 http://www.sbc.net/bfm/bfm2000.asp