WHAT WE BELIEVE

The following, although not an extensive statement of faith, contains the key Biblically-based beliefs to which we subscribe:

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

  • We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and whose death on the cross and shed blood provide atonement and forgiveness of sin to all who seek salvation by grace though faith alone.

  • We believe in Jesus’ physical resurrection from the grave and His ascension to heaven, and look forward to His future physical return to judge the earth and reign as King.

  • We believe the Christian life is possible only by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, making us new creations in Christ Jesus.

  • We believe the 66 books of the Bible are the inspired, inerrant Word of God and believe the New Testament to be the supreme authority over our lives and practice

  • We believe the Church is the Body of Christ on earth, uniting believers in a common life and ministry.

  • We believe that baptism by immersion identifies a believer with the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, and is commanded by Christ for all who profess Him as Lord and Savior.

  • We believe that sharing the bread and cup of communion identifies a believer with the shed blood and sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ and should be regularly shared as a reminder of the cost of our salvation. Communion is shared on the first Sunday of each month here at First Baptist and is open to all who profess their faith in Christ as Lord and Savior.

  • We believe each person is created in the image of God and uniquely made male and female. We believe in the sanctity of all human life, from conception through natural death.

  • We believe marriage is an institution from God uniting one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union that is to last until ended by death.

  • We believe that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, but God’s mercy and forgiveness extends to those who are repentant and turn to Him in faith. Therefore, as God’s people, we must also be forgiving and merciful.

  • We believe that we must love and extend Christian compassion to all individuals regardless of one’s nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or belief system.

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