Here at Faith Baptist Church we hold to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. The entire doctrinal statement can be found here: The 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.

In summary, we believe the following:

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  There is only one God and He eternally exists as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14.

Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13.

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.

The Bible is God’s Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. We do not regard any version translated into another language as inerrant.  We seek to use the version most closely aligned with the original text in each case. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5.

Mankind is the special creation of God, made in His own image.  He created us male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation.  The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created mankind in His own image, and in that Christ died for us; therefore, every person, both the born and un-born, of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6.

People are the supreme object of God’s creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1, Romans 3:23, John 3:16, 14:17, Romans 6:23, 8:17-18, 1 Corinthians 2:7-9, Revelation 20:15.

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who by faith accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, that is they hold in full confidence His substitution death and resurrection as the only means of eternal redemption.  There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.  Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.  It is this grace and keeping power of God that gives believers this eternal security. John 1:12, 10:29, 14:6; Romans 4:1-5, 5:1, 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Timothy 1:12; Titus 3:5; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5.