Many churches today minimize the importance of beliefs, but Faith Baptist Church is quite different. We stand firmly on God's Word as the foundation of our faith and practice.  As an independent, fundamental Baptist Church, Bible preaching and teaching are central to our ministry.

 

This church is a Baptist Church by conviction and principle, not by affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teaching for which Baptists have historically stood.

 

  • We believe in the plenary and verbal inspiration of the Bible, the Word of God; that it is without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20-21), and that it is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice (1 Cor. 4:6).

  • We believe there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption (Deut. 4:39, 6:4; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:22; John 15:26; Acts 5:3-4; Eph. 3:14-19; I Pet. 1:1-2; I John 5:20).

  • We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal, immutable Spirit (Jas. 1:17); who is the Author of all life (I John 1:1-5); who is rich in mercy and love (Ps. 103:8-14); who concerns Himself in the affairs of men (John 3:16); Who is holy and unapproachable (I Tim. 6:13-16), but made Himself known and accessible through His only begotten Son, Jesus (I Cor. 1:30); who forgives sin and has adopted into His family all who put their faith in Jesus (Eph. 1:3-10).

  • We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Luke 1:26-35); was totally divine (John 1:1-18) and totally human (Heb. 2:17-18); lived a sinless life (Heb. 4:14-16); died as a substitutionary propitiation for our sins and arose bodily from the grave (John 20; I Cor. 15:1-8); ascended into heaven (Acts 1:9-11); is our advocate and High Priest  (Heb. 7:25); and will personally and visibly return to establish a millennial kingdom on this earth (Isa. 11; Rev. 19:11-16, 20:1-6).

  • We believe that the Holy Spirit came forth from God (John 15:26) to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, to comfort and guide us, and to glorify Christ (John 16:4-15); regenerate (John 3:5-8; Tit. 3:3-7), sanctify (Rom. 15:14-16), baptize and bestow gifts (I Cor. 12:4-13), indwell (John 14:17), empower (Acts 1:8), and seal forever (Eph. 1:13-14) those who believe in Jesus Christ.

  • We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners (Gen. 3; Rom. 3:10-20, 5:12-14). There will be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous (John 5:28-29). Those who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are eternally secure (Rom. 8:35-39; John 10:27-28), and will rejoice forever in God’s presence (I Thess. 4:13-18). Those who refuse to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will be cast into the lake of fire, forever separated from God (Rev. 20:11-15).

  • We believe that a local church is composed of believers in Jesus Christ for worship, edification (Col. 3:12-17), fellowship (Acts 2:42-47), and evangelism (Matt. 28:18-20). We believe that to these local churches were committed the ordinances of baptism (see previous verses) and the Lord’s Supper (I Cor. 11:23-34).

  • We believe in baptism by immersion for the following reasons: By example and by definition, immersion is the intended means (Matt. 3:16).  It is not a prerequisite for salvation, nor does it have any regenerative power in itself (Eph. 2:8-9).  Water baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ in atonement for our sins (Rom. 6:4). It is a picture of the death of the believer to self in willing surrender to Christ, and of the regenerative power of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer (Rom. 6:5-7).

 

As a local assembly of believers, we join together in worship, evangelism, service, prayer, and fellowship. As an independent Baptist Church, we are not affiliated with any  Baptist denomination or ruling body. Because of this we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe. In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body.

Beliefs

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