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First Baptist East – Statement Of Beliefs

Our Beliefs
From the “Baptist Faith and Message” 

Authority Of Scripture
We believe the Bible is God’s Word and has ultimate authority in our beliefs and actions. (2 Timothy 3:16)

The Nature of God and the Trinity
We believe in God the Father and God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, the Three in One.  (Hebrews 1:3)

The Nature of Humanity
We believe all people are loved by God and need Jesus Christ as their Savior & Lord.  (I Cor. 15:47-49)

Salvation and God’s Purpose of Grace
We believe one comes to a right relationship with God by His grace, through faith in Jesus Christ. (Eph. 2:8-9)

The Nature of the Church
We believe the church is God’s primary way of accomplishing His redemptive plan. (Eph. 4:15-16)

The Ordinances of the Church
We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances symbolizing God’s work in our lives and important to spiritual life and development. (I Corinthians 11)

The Kingdom of God
We believe in God’s general sovereignty over the universe and His particular rule over those who accept Him as Lord. (I Peter 2:4-10)

The Lord’s Day
We believe the first day of the week is resurrection day and a day to celebrate His rule in our lives. (Exodus 20:8-11)

We hold the core teaching of the Baptist Faith & Message 

Adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention
Go to the “Baptist Faith and Message” Here

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