What We Believe

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of First Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

God

We believe in one God, existing in three persons:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who created all that exists.

Father

We believe God the Father is the Lord, the holy, righteous, compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, and abounding in love and faithfulness.

Jesus

We believe that Jesus is the only Son of God, the Lord. He is true man and true God. Begotten by the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and suffered and died on the cross, after which He physically rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. He will personally and visibly return to earth to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is a personal being who indwells the believer at the point of salvation. The Holy Spirit is sent to guide, teach, encourage, comfort and convict, empowering us to live holy lives.

Scripture

We believe God has spoken uniquely through the Bible, which is inspired by God and serves as our ultimate authority for truth, faith, and patience.

Humanity

We believe humanity is created in God’s image; but due to sin, we experience physical and spiritual death.

Salvation

We believe salvation from sin and death is provided by God’s grace alone through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and it is available to all who repent of sin and believe in Jesus. 

Eternity

We believe that, after this life, the saved will
enter into eternal fellowship with God,
and the unsaved will suffer eternal separation from Him.

Church

We believe those who are united with
Christ are part of the body of Christ, the church.

Marriage

We believe that, as the body of Christ, marriage
and sexual intimacy is limited to the expression between
a man and a woman in the context of marriage.

Ordinances

We believe Jesus instituted two outward symbols
as visible expressions of the Christian faith,
baptism and communion. Baptism is our identification with  the death and resurrection of Jesus. Communion,
which is open to all believers, is the commemoration of
the death of Jesus, and the anticipation of His return.

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