what we believe

God is the eternal creator of the entire universe, the one and only wise God. His attributes include holiness, righteousness, peace, purity, and truth. He acts not only as Creator but also as Redeemer, Protector, and Ruler of the universe. He is the Patriarch of the Godhead – God the Father. He has revealed Himself to man through nature, conscience, the Law, the written Word, His Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Christ is the Holy One – the Son of God. He is the “Lamb slain before the foundation of the world.” He was equal with God and was God from the beginning. The incarnate Christ was virgin born, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and born of Mary. He lived a completely sinless life and died a vicarious death in payment for man’s sin. His gift made possible atonement for man and satisfied God’s requirement.

The Bible is the single source of authority of life. It was written by men “as they were moved upon by the Holy Spirit.” It is literally a God-breathed Book. It reveals God’s holiness to man, man’s sinfulness to himself, and the need of salvation to all man kind. It also shows the nature, manner, and source of salvation in Jesus Christ. The Bible is our daily source of sustenance and strength. It brings conviction of sin yet promises forgiveness. It offers comfort, peace, life, light, joy, and recreation.

Ephesians 1:3-14. God selects (v.3), Jesus saves (v.7), and the Holy Spirit seals (v.13). We believe no man can come to the Father unless the Holy Spirit draws him. We believe no man can come to the Father but by Christ. We believe that man without God is totally depraved. But through His mercy and grace has provided, for those who believe, redemption, regeneration, justification, sanctification. Salvation is simple enough for a child yet deep enough that only God knows the height, depth, width, and breadth of it. Therefore, we believe that man becomes a Christian by acknowledging he is a sinner, turning to God through repentance. Believing in Christ for forgiveness of sin, and laying his whole life into the hands of God.

The church is a local body of baptized believers that has been commissioned by God to a world-wide walk. Its purpose is evangelism, education, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and counseling in its local setting. The New Testament refers over ninety times to this body being local. The ordinances are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper commemorates the death of our Lord on Calvary. It is a picture of that body and blood that were given for our sins (our Passover Lamb). It is a time of examination, confession, and restoration on the part of the church. Baptism is a testimony. It is a showing forth of obedience to the Lord on the part of the convert. It pictures the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. It is not for salvation but is evidence that salvation has already taken place. Baptism is by immersion. It is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lords’ Supper.

Discover Christ

God loves you and created you for relationship with Him (John 3:16).  The problem is that we have all sinned, and sin separates us from God (Romans 3:23; 6:23a).  The good news is that Jesus willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty that we deserved for our sins so instead of eternal separation from Him, we can have eternal life (Rom. 5:8; 6:23b).  So how do we get this free gift of salvation and eternal life?  We simply call on the name of Jesus and confess Him as Lord, and believe in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead (Rom. 9-13).  If we sincerely do that from our heart we are saved, are no longer condemned, and we have peace with God through Jesus (Rom. 5:1; 8:1).  Even though we are saved, we still have problems, but Jesus has given us victory over sin and hell and a rewarding, fulfilled life because of the relationship we have with him (John 16:33; 10:10).

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How can I join?

1. Place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and be baptized by immersion.

2. Transfer your membership from another Baptist church.

3. State that you are a believer in Jesus Christ, have been baptized by immersion, and are a member of a church outside the Baptist denomination.

God's Vision in Action

God’s Vision in Action is more than a title or slogan for a campaign. God’s Vision in Action is a time for us to learn how to become who God has called us to be. As part of the “learning curve” to become who God has called us to be, by faith we will realize that we can do what He has called us to do. From the very first moment that I shared His vision for First Baptist Church, we all knew and understood that it was definitely a God-sized calling – something we could never accomplish by ourselves. The truth of that statement has not changed. When we have become obedient to what He calls each one of us to do with our eyes on Him and our faith in Him, in some way He will have to intervene for us to accomplish His plan. Nothing has ever changed with those thoughts and words – God will have to intervene in a miraculous way for us to see the vision fulfilled.
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