Statement of Faith

We are currently working on a robust revision of FBC's Statement of Faith that will be finalized late 2021/early 2022.

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe Jesus Christ was begotten by the Spirit, born of the virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings who reach responsibility become sinners in thought, word, and deed.
We believe Satan is the originator of sin, is opposed to God and the people of God, is the unseen ruler of this present world system, has been judged at the cross, and is destined for eternal damnation.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become the children of God.
We believe in the ‘Blessed Hope’: the personal, pre-millennial, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We further believe and teach the pre-tribulational rapture of the Church.
We believe that God will fulfill literally His promises to Israel by redeeming a remnant of Jews who will make up the new nation of Israel that will become the premier nation of the world when her Messiah, King Jesus, returns to reign in Jerusalem over the world during the Millenium following the seven year tribulation period. We reject the teaching of replacement theology that asserts God's covenant promises to Abraham and David are now replaced by God's redeemed Church.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust (the saved and the unsaved), the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost.
We believe that baptism is the immersion of a believer, in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in testimony of the faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Christ, and in confession that the believer is to be dead to sin and risen to newness of life in Christ Jesus; and that the Lord’s Supper is to be a commemoration of the Lord’s death until He comes.
God created the universe in six literal twenty-four hour days, and this truth is foundational to arriving at an accurate interpretation of the entire Bible.
Marriage is ordained by God in the Scriptures and therefore is only to be between a man and a woman.