What We Believe
We believe in one God. We believe in God who is eternally existent in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal second Person of the Trinity, Who was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, and is fully God, but became fully man to save a lost world through His cross and shed blood. We believe that after He was crucified, three days later He arose from the grave. He ascended into Heaven, and will one day return again.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the eternal third Person of the Trinity, Who convicts and regenerates the sinner…permanently indwells every believer upon his or her faith in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit desires to strengthen, teach, guide, comfort, and enable every believer to live a holy and fruitful life. Every Christian should seek and yield to His infilling (empowering) every day.
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the very Words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error, and is the final authority of faith and practice…for our lives, families, church, and government.
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross provided the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. True saving faith expresses itself in baptism and a life of good works.
We believe 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. We believe the local church is God’s instrument in this present ago to advance His kingdom on earth… and that all Christians should both belong to and be an active part of a local, New Testament Church.
For a deeper look into our beliefs, see The Baptist Faith and Message.