DENOMINATIONAL DOCTRINE AND OBJECTIVES

1. BAPTISTS believe in one God, the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit – three persons, yet but one God.

2. BAPTISTS believe in the deity and the humanity of Jesus Christ, who is none other than God the Son manifest in the flesh, and in whom all the fullness of the Godhead dwells forever.

3. BAPTISTS believe that Jesus Christ is the one only Head of the Church; that all believers are equally priests unto God; that ordination, while it recognizes position, bestows no power; that the local church is independent and sovereign.

4. BAPTISTS believe that all men are sinners needing a Saviour; that salvation is only and altogether through simple faith in Jesus Christ, who died for our sins – faith always accompanied by works meet for repentance, and that without such faith there can be no salvation here or hereafter.

5. BAPTISTS believe in unbroken conscious existence after death determined by life before death; in the person second coming of Christ to judge the world; in the resurrection of the body which for those who die in the Lord shall be like Christ’s glorious body; in the eternal weal of the saved and the eternal woe of the lost.
 
 

DENOMINATIONAL DOCTRINE AND OBJECTIVES

1. BAPTISTS stand for the Bible.  It is their law, their creed, and their final authority in all matters relating to faith and practice.

2. BAPTISTS stand for regeneration or “the birth from above” as a basis of church membership.

3. BAPTISTS stand for believer’s baptism, the immersion of the believer in water in obedience to Christ’s command in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, as a symbol of the death to the old life and the resurrection to the new.

4. BAPTISTS stand for the separation of Church and State, and for the largest measure of civil and religious liberty.

5. BAPTISTS stand for education, evangelism, and world-wide missionary endeavor.