What We Believe

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Independent: Fellowship Bible Baptist Church  is not a member of any ecclesiastical organizations (e.g., Baptist Bible Fellowship, Southern Baptist, General Association of Regular Baptist Churches), but is wholly independent.

Fundamental: Fellowship Bible Baptist Church maintains that there are certain essential truths which should be believed and defended by all Christians:

  1. The Scriptures: We believe that the Bible was written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21) and inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16).  This
    inspiration was verbal (1 Corinthians 2:9-13) and plenary (complete) (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and extends to the original writings.  It is the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and
    opinions should be tried.
  2. God the Father: We believe that God the Father is the first person of the
    Trinity and is the eternal, unchanging, all-powerful, all-knowing, all-wise, all-
    loving, completely just and perfectly holy, sovereign Ruler and Sustainer of the universe (Genesis 1:1; Ephesians 4:6; Isaiah 6:1-3, 40:21-28 & 43:10-13). He is the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Father of all true believers (John 17:1-5).
  3. God the Son: We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God.  He asserts oneness with the Father (John 10:10) and is called God (Hebrews 1:8).  We believe He has the characteristics of God (John. 8:58; Matthew 28:18) and is of the same substance as the Father (Colossians 2:9), therefore, He is God.
  4. God the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person Who is equal with God the Father and God the Son (Matthew 28:19; Romans 8:8-16; John 15:26). He was active in the creation (Genesis 1:1-2 & 1:26). He convicts, seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer (John 16:7-15; Ephesians 4:30). We receive the Holy Spirit instantaneously at salvation and He begins these ministries in us (Ephesians 1:12-14; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22).
  5. Substitutionary Atonement: We believe Christ died in the place of sinners
    (1 Peter 3:18) in order to pay the debt owed by sinful man to a righteous God
    (1 John 2:2).
  6. Bodily Resurrection of Christ: We believe Christ arose physically from the grave after three days (Luke 24:36-46; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
  7. Virgin Birth: We believe the coming of Christ “in the flesh” was predicted by
    Isaiah and processed by the Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14 & 9:6). He was born of Mary alone (Matthew 1:16) and conceived of the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35).
Baptist: Fellowship Bible Baptist Church believes in the truths which historically have separated Baptists from other denominations:

Bible as our sole authority of faith and practice (2 Peter 1:3; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Autonomy of the local church (Acts 6:1-6; Matthew 18:17)
Priesthood of all true believers (1 Peter 2:9)
Two offices: Pastor and Deacon (1 Timothy 3:1-15; Titus 1:6-9)
Individual accountability of the saints (Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
Saved and baptized church membership (Ephesians 4:1-6)
Two ordinances: Baptism and The Lord’s Supper (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34)