Our church affirms The Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
The doctrines below represent a summary of the primary doctrines of the Christian faith.
There is a God who is knowable and desires to be known. He has given us his word, the Bible, which is inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient for knowing him and living out our faith (2 Tim 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21).
He is Trinity (Eph 1:3, 13; Col 1:3-4, 8). Jesus, the second person of the Trinity, became incarnate, is fully God and fully man, and lived a perfectly sinless life.
God created the universe, placed mankind within it, and called it good (Gen 1-2).
All humans were created by God to bear his image and as a result, hold intrinsic value (Gen 1:26-30).
Man has rebelled against God and as a result, we brought God’s wrath upon ourselves. All people are guilty before god from birth (Genesis 3; Rom 6:23).
Because he loves us, the Father set the Son to come and live among us. He died in our place as a substitutionary sacrifice, which satisfied the debt we owed God and turned the Father’s wrath away from those who believe by Jesus taking it upon himself (Mark 10:45; Rom 3:25; 1 John 2:2). Jesus then resurrected from the dead, defeating death and setting the pattern of the resurrection for all who believe (John 11:25; Acts 4:33, Rom 1:4, 1 Peter 1:3). All people are called to repent of their sins and believe in Jesus and his work on the cross (Matt 4:17, Acts 2:38).
All Christians-upon belief in Jesus-are given the Spirit to dwell within them, to grant them power and to sustain them to follow Jesus and worship the Father (John 7:39; 14:26; 15:26; 16:13; Acts 2:4
Upon belief, all Christians enter into a community in which each member holds responsibility for one another, joined together by adoption by God, for the purpose of building one another up in the faith. This is expressed visibly within a local church, who function as a body of which Christ is the head (1 Cor 12:18-21; Eph 1:3-6, 22-23; 2:16, 21-22; 3:6).
THE RESURRECTION AND CONSUMMATION
Jesus is returning one day to judge all people. All who believe in him will resurrect along with him to live with him forever on the new heavens and new earth (Luke 14:14; Acts 24:15; 26:23; 1 Cor 15:12-13; Rev 20:6).