1 ABOUT GOD
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Gen. 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Ps. 90:2; Matt. 28:19; 1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Cor. 13:14)
2 ABOUT MAN
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates man from God.
(Gen. 1:27; Ps. 8:3-6; Is. 53:6a; Rom. 3:23; Is. 59:1,2)
3 ABOUT ETERNITY
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Rom. 2:23; Rev. 20:15; Matt. 18:8; Matt. 25:44,46)
4 ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the 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 men 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 to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
(Matt. 1:22,23; Is. 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Heb. 4:14,15; 1 Cor. 15:3,4; Rom. 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim. 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)
5 ABOUT SALVATION
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus into his life by faith.
(Rom. 6:13; Eph. 2:8,9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Rom. 5:1)
6 ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
(John 10:28,29; 2 Tim. 1:12; Heb. 7:25; 10:10,14; 1 Pet. 1:3-5)
7 ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as 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. The Christian needs to live under His control daily.
(2 Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 2:12, 3:16; Eph. 1:13; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:18)
8 ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s word to all men. 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 truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20,21; 2 Tim. 1:13; Ps. 12:6, 119:105,160; Prov. 30:5)
We are a voluntary part of the Southern Baptist Association of churches in Orange County and the Southern Baptist Convention. We affirm the Holy Bible as the inspired Word of God, and as the only basis for our beliefs. This Church Accepts the “2000 Baptist Faith and Message” as a general statement of our faith, which can be found HERE.