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We believe there is only one God — eternally existent in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit — who is the Creator and Sustainer of the universe. (Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 48:12,16-17)
We believe in both the humanity and deity of our Lord Jesus Christ,in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, atoning death on the cross, and in His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and imminent personal return in power and glory.   We believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  He is the living Lord of the Bible and the living Lord of today. He is the head of the church. (John 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 1:11)

We believe
that all 66 books of the Holy Bible are the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God, to be used for doctrine, warning, correction, and instruction in righteousness, able to make the man or woman of God complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.  Each believer, with the help of the Holy Spirit, can read and understand the scriptures for himself.  Unlike many denominations, Baptists do not have a formal creed.  Individual churches and certain groups of churches have formulated covenants (voluntary agreements) and Articles of Faith which summarize their understanding of scriptural teachings. As Baptists, we have not officially adopted a man-made creed to which all must conform. The Bible is our final authority in what we believe and how we are to act. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe that every person can approach God directly through Christ, without the aid of human priests, ritual, or baptism. Personal faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to God the Father. One cannot be a priest by himself, however. One needs to be a part of the church and a witness to others about the saving love of God. (Ephesians 2:8; Hebrews 10:25).

We believe that a meaningful and genuine relationship with God is impossible outside of biblical salvation, which is the regeneration
birth (rebirth) by the Holy Spirit that leads to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and to repentance (turning away) from sin. (Titus 3:5; 2 Corinthians. 7:10; John 8:24)

We believe it is important to continue the scriptural practices of the early church. For this reason, we embrace the practice of water baptism
by immersion (or dunking in the water – see Matthew 3: 13-17 especially v.16) and the taking of The Lord’s Supper as valid Ordinances (laws) in the local assembly of Christian believers. While neither of these practices is essential for salvation, they do serve as a demonstration of genuine faith in (and obedience to) Christ. (1 Peter 3:21; Ephesians 2:8)
We believe in the separation of church and state. The church must not dictate to the state nor the state to the church.  The state should protect all religious groups, but favor none. (Luke 20:25)
We believe in religious freedom.  Every person is responsible to God for his religious beliefs and practices. Every person should have the right to worship God as his own convictions and conscience dictate. Neither the state nor any other religious body has the right to dictate to an individual, or to any local church, what they should believe or practice. (Luke 4:18)

 

We believe in church freedom. Each local congregation is self-governing, chooseing its own pastor, managing its inner life, and determining its relationship to ther churches and organizations. Baptist churches realize that we must work with others to spread the Gospel of Christ. (Acts 6:1-7)
 
We believe in world evangelism. Baptists take seriously the Great Commission. This means that we believe in taking the Gospel to our local communities and to all sections of our state, nation, and all over the world. (Matthew 28:19-20)

We believe that our human existence begins at conception and that all life has intrinsic value. (Psalms 139:13-14; John 3:16)