Our Beliefs

 

First Baptist Church is a member in the Southern Baptist Convention and stands firmly on the following beliefs: 


There is one God, manifest in three distinct persons: 

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; 


That Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave

and ascended into Heaven on the third day; 


In the literal, imminent return of Jesus Christ to earth;


That the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life; 


That man is a special creation of God, made in His image; 

That mankind fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and in need of salvation; 


That salvation is a gift given through repentance toward God

and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ;

 

That those persons who die in their sins spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven spend eternity in Heaven; 


That baptism is in obedience to the command of Christ

and is by immersion after salvation; 


That the church is a local body of baptized believers

with the Lord Jesus Christ as the head; 


That each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ; 


       In the separation of church and state,

but not in the separation of God and government.