| The Bible:
Divinely inspired record of God's revelation of
Himself to man; the perfect treasure of
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 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 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