What We Believe

What We Believe:

We Believe:

  • The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man.
  • There is one and only one living and true God.
  • God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace.
  • Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
  • The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. The Spirit convicts men of sin, of righteousness, of judgment and enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
  • Man is the special creation of God, created in God’s own image.
  • Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
  • Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end.
  • A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
  • Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, and is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior– the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in the newness of life in Christ Jesus.
  • We memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming by observing The Lord’s Supper as a symbolic act of obedience.
  • It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations.
  • The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day.

*Our doctrinal beliefs are expressed in the Baptist Faith & Message, adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000. Please visit http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp for the full text.