Our Faith Statement:
Basic Beliefs: Southern Baptists have prepared a statement called The Baptist Faith and Message. To view the full statement go to www.sbc.net. Some of the basic beliefs include:
The Scriptures – The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
God – There is one and only one living and true God. . . .The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Son – Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. . . He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
The Church – A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel…and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth…This church is an autonomous body. . . The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all the redeemed of all the ages.