First Baptist Church of Grottoes
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Our Beliefs

We believe:
  • The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and are inerrant and infallible.  They are of supreme and final authority.
  • In one God eternally existing in one essence, yet in three co-equal persons, the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • That Jesus Christ was begotten by God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary.
  • In the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.  He is the life of the believer and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel.
  • That mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that human beings are born with a sinful nature.
  • That Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood.
  • In the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ, his ascension into heaven and his present life there as High Priest and Advocate for us.
  • In the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • That all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
  • In the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost in hell and the fellowship of the saved in heaven.
  • In the existence of a personal devil who is still working in the world to destroy the souls of men and that he and all of his angels and all who do not receive Christ as their personal savior will eternally perish in the lake of fire.
  • It is the church's mission to preach the scriptures to all the world, all of its endeavors being guided by multiple leadership and support by wise stewardship of God';s people.
  • That the ordinances of the church, given by the Lord, are baptism and communion