*WE AFFIRM THE BAPTIST FAITH AND MESSAGE 2000*

  • We believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God and is therefore a foundational basis for the life of a Christian. (2 Tim 3:16)
     

  • We believe that God is the Creator of all things, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in One as the trinity, the highest Good in all of life, the Holy and Righteous Judge, and the fullest joy that every heart longs for. (Gen 1; Mat 28:19; Psalms 7:11; Psalms 84:2)
     

  • We believe that Jesus is the eternal God in human form, the incarnate Word, the final sacrifice for man’s sin, and the risen Savior who will return for His people. (Phil 2:6; Col 1:8; Rom 3:25; Matt 24-25)

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is the fully divine Spirit of God who convicts sinners of their depravity and rebellion, illuminates Christ to the blind eye, and activates conversion in the dead soul. He is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of the full radiance of God's glorious presence. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service. (Rom 8:9-11; Eph 1:13-14; 1 Tim 1:14)

 

  • We believe that all humanity is fallen, separated from God as a result of the first sin. (Rom 3:9; Rom 5:12)

 

  • We also believe that the wages of sinning against the Perfect God of all the universe is punishment by death and banishment to Hell. (2 Peter 2:4; Rom 6:23)

 

  • We believe that the only way to renew our relationship with God and obtain salvation from sin is through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:21)

 

  • We believe that baptism is a Biblical practice, not a just traditional practice, which portrays an individual being washed clean from their sin (dying to sin and being raised in newness of life) through their faith in Christ. (Romans 6:3-4)

 

  • We also believe that remembering the Lord’s Supper is a Biblical practice which physically symbolizes the broken body of Christ, the bread, and the blood that was poured out for many, the cup. (1 Cor 11; Luke 22)

 

  • We believe that the church is the living body of Christ, which exists to bring Him the ultimate glory, to bear the burdens of other members in the body, and to make the name of Jesus great throughout the ends of the earth. (1 Cor 12; Gal 6; Matt 28:19-20)

A HUMBLE DESIRE FOR TRUTH

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Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name

of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always to the end of the age."  Matthew 28:19-20 ESV