Our beliefs about God drive our vision of what He has called us to do. In addition to the below summary statements, please check out What is “Gospel”? and Our Values to learn more about our worldview.
About the Scriptures
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Saviour of the lost world.
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
About the Christian Life
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
About the Church
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.
About the Future
We believe that on a day God has appointed, Jesus Christ will return to the earth visibly and personally, and will judge the world with perfect justice and restore the whole creation to perfect peace (shalom). Satan and all those outside Christ will be finally separated from the benevolent presence of God, enduring eternal punishment, but those in Christ will live with Him forever. Then will the whole earth proclaim the glory of God who makes all things new.
These beliefs are summary statements regarding the basics of evangelical Christian faith and are in harmony with The Baptist Faith & Message.