Although Baptist churches can vary greatly from extremely conservative to very liberal in their social and political views, we want to make sure that what we believe and teach in our church is based on the Bible.
It’s not only Baptist churches that do this. Many other churches, even those without the name Baptist also believe that the Bible was inspired by God and preserved so that people could know what God said. What follows is what our church believes and what we want the city of Green Bay to know.
WE BELIEVE the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, to be divinely inspired, inerrant, and only infallible Word of God.
WE BELIEVE that there is one triune God as revealed in the Bible, eternally existent in the persons of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are one, but distinct in person and function.
WE BELIEVE God the Father is the first person of the trinity. As infinite Spirit, He is the source, support, and end of all things. He is the creator, speaker of revelation, author of redemption, and sovereign of history.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the second person of the trinity. We believe in His deity, his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, and His bodily ascension to the right hand of God the Father.
WE BELIEVE that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity. He is the agent of conviction, regeneration, indwelling, baptism, sanctification, and illumination of all who are born into God’s family through Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE the universe and everything in it was created by God in six literal days.
WE BELIEVE that salvation is the free gift of God received only by repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work.
WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost. Those who are saved will be raised to eternal life, and those who are lost will be raised to eternal damnation.
WE BELIEVE that God has ordained the local church for the perpetuation of His truth and work in the world.
WE BELIEVE in the literal, visible return of our Savior, Jesus Christ for all believers. The rapture of the saints will be followed by the Lord’s wrath upon the unbelieving world.
WE BELIEVE in a personal new birth. We believe that in order to be saved from Hell, all men must be born again through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son. The new birth is a result of repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ.
WE BELIEVE in the blood atonement for sin. The salvation of sinners is wholly by grace, that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, shedding His blood on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice.