WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?
Below you will find a detailed description of First Baptist Church’s doctrinal and theological beliefs in relation to the major areas of Christianity and the Biblical basis for each.
We adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message as a whole.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly enter into this covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit , to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel to all nations.
We engage to maintain private and family devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to be just in our dealings; faithful in our engagements; and to be Christ-like in our behavior; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christan sympathy; to be slow to take offense, but always be ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the teachings of our Savior, to secure it without delay.
Moreover, when we move from this place we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.
If you have any questions regarding our beliefs or doctrine, please send us a message and one of our staff will respond as soon as possible.