What We Believe

About the Bible

We believe that the entirety of the Bible is the inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God, without any mixture of error in matters of doctrine, science, history, archeology, and prophecy. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation. We fully support the The Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

About God

We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. We believe that Jesus Christ, the second member of the Trinity, came into the world through the incarnation, as Savior to die a substitutionary death so that all who place their faith in Him would not suffer the wrath of God, but receive everlasting life.

About Mankind

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have uninhibited fellowship with Him, but became alienated from God through willful rebellion against Him. As a result, sin entered into the human race, and all people have subsequently been born with a sinful nature that is rebellious toward God. As a result, the hearts of people are naturally depraved and dead to the things of God. Thus, mankind is unable to save itself and is in need of a radical transformation of the heart through the work of the Holy Spirit.

About Salvation

We believe that the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ upon the cross is the sole means through which one can receive the forgiveness of sins. We believe that a person cannot save themselves through their own good works. Mankind has been separated from God because of sin. Salvation is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace.

About the Christian Life

We believe that every Christian should live a life of sacrifice and obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ rather than for oneself. To be a Christian is to be one who follows Christ. The new believer grows stronger in their new life through the reading of, and obedience to, God’s Word, serving in ministry, and through fellowship with fellow believers.

More Information

A more detailed summary of our beliefs appears in The Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

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