What We Believe

The Bible: Divinely inspired record of God's revelation of Himself to man; the perfect treasure of Divine Instruction.
 
GOD: There is one living and true God, being Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. He reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
 
Jesus Christ: Eternal, incarnate Son of God conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He took upon Himself the demands of human nature, identifying Himself with mankind yet without sin. He died on the cross providing redemption of men from their sin. He arose from the dead with a glorified body, appeared unto men, and ascended into heaven where He sits on the right hand of the Father as mediator between God and man.
 
Holy Spirit: As the third member of the Godhead, He inspired holy men of God to write the scriptures. He enables men to know the Truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior. He cultivates christian character and bestows spiritual gifts. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption.
 
Man: Man was created, by the special act of God, in His own image and is the crowning act of His creation. Man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with the freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Only the grace of God can bring man His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and that Christ died for man; therefore, every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and christian love.
 
Salvation: 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.
 
The Future: God, in His own time and in His own way will bring the world to its appropriate end. Jesus Christ will return personally and in glory to judge all men in righteousness.
 
- Based on the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message