WE AT FIRST BAPTIST BELIEVE
The Word Of God
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, and that it alone is the sufficient and final source of authority for all belief and practice.
God the Father
We believe in one God, who is all powerful, all knowing, and present everywhere, eternally existent in the persons of the Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit. These three are one in essence, but distinct in person and function.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the second person of the trinity, was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, is 100% God and 100% man. Jesus lived a sinless life and died willingly as a sacrifice for our sins to restore the relationship between God and man by His death, burial, and resurrection.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgments. He regenerates, sanctifies, and empowers all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit dwells in every believer in Christ, and that he is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
We believe that man was created perfect in the image of God and that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual and eternal death which is separation from God. We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature in thought, word, and deed.
We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, a relationship in which they are eternally secure.
We believe that Christian growth progresses through trusting obedience in Christ as the Spirit God uses the Word of God to make us like the Son of God for the glory of God.
We believe that the Church is a spiritual organization made up of all believers in Christ; that in its local manifestation it is an autonomous assembly of believers; and that its ordinances are Baptism and the Lord's table.