Articles of Faith
Section 1: We believe there is but one living and true God, and in the God—Head there are three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – and these three are one, equal in power, dignity and eternity.
Section 2: We believe the Holy Scripture in the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired word of God, and the only unerring rule of faith and practice.
Section 3: We believe that the sin of Adam brought death, condemnation and moral depravity on all mankind.
Section 4: We believe that God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blame before Him in love, elect according to the foreknowledge of God, and that we are preserved in grace
Section 5: We believe in the free offer of eternal life through the gospel to all men, and aggravated guilt of those who reject it.
Section 6: We believe that the only condition of salvation on the part of the sinner is repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Section 7: We believe that in order to gain salvation the sinner must be regenerated or born again and that this is affected by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God.
Section 8: We believe that justification and eternal life are effected through faith in Christ on the grounds of God’s righteousness freely imputed to us.
Section 9: We believe that those who are justified are adopted into the family of God and enjoy the liberty and privileges of the children of God.
Section 10: We believe that sanctification is begun in regeneration, wherein we become partakers of the divine nature, and that it is carried on in the believer by the Holy Spirit through life, conforming in true holiness to the image of Christ.
Section 11: We believe that a visible local church is a body of baptized believers; who have professed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation, having been baptized unto His death and raised unto life, as a testimony of their death, burial and resurrection with Jesus Christ, associated in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; maintaining the worship of God and the two ordinances established by Christ, which are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper and governed by His laws. Its officers are pastors and Deacons. We believe that none are authorized by the scriptures to administer the ordinances except regularly ordained officers.
Section 12: We believe that the scriptures authorize the observance of the first day of the week as the Christian Lord’s Day, that we should abstain from regular labor, worldly amusements and observe it holy unto
Section 13: We believe in the resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and wicked, and final judgment; that a final separation will take place, when the righteous will go into eternal life and the wicked into eternal punishment.
Section 14: We believe that God has planned the family as the first institution of the world. It is made up of persons joined to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the joining of one man and one woman with the promise of being faithful to their spouse for a lifetime. The word “marriage” means only a
legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word “spouse” refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife. Our statement of faith, the Baptist Faith and Message (2000), expresses our fundamental biblical conviction that Christian marriage is, by definition, the spiritual and physical uniting of one man and one woman in an exclusive covenant commitment for their joint lifetime. Christian marriage is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His Church. As such, this local church believes that wedding ceremonies on church property are spiritual observances of worship of God who
created this divine institution. As worship services, weddings on church property shall be officiated by one or more ordained ministers of the gospel. The church may decline to make its facilities or ministers available for any wedding if it is determined that one or both of the parties are not biblically and/or legally qualified to marry. Such determinations may be made by the pastor, church council, or wedding committee, subject to the direction of the church. No minister or employee of the church shall officiate at any marriage ceremony unless such marriage is consistent with this policy.
For a more detailed document of what this Church believes check out the Baptist Faith & Message.