The First Baptist Church of Columbus

This We Believe…

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires;” II Timothy 4:3

We believe there is only one eternal, almighty and perfect God who is triune, eternally existent as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three persons are coequal and are the only one true God.

We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the Second Person of the Trinity, who took upon Himself human flesh through the miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary. We believe in His deity, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return to power and glory.

We believe the Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments, is fully and verbally inspired by God and is therefore infallible in the original writings and completely trustworthy in all areas in which it speaks. It is God’s inspired and infallible Word, and is the supreme standard and final authority for all conduct, faith, and doctrine.

We believe man was created in the image of God, but through willful transgression became sinful and is justly under condemnation and wrath of Almighty God.

We believe the ONLY salvation from the guilt of sin and condemnation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. This salvation is possible through the righteous and atoning work of Jesus Christ accomplished through His life and His death, and is available to all who repent and believe in Christ as Savior and Lord.

We believe the Holy Spirit is a person and that His ministry is to reveal Christ to mankind, to convict of sin, to regenerate repentant sinners, and by His presence and power, to sanctify the lives of the redeemed.

We believe the Lord Jesus Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and communion; that it is only to be administered upon profession of faith in Christ, by immersion, thereby declaring our faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior; that the communion is only for believers, is to be preceded by faithful examination, and is in remembrance of the Lord’s death until He comes.

We believe a New Testament church is a body of believers, baptized by immersion, associated for worship, service, and the spread of the Gospel of the grace of God to all the world.

We believe there will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust; the just, having been redeemed by the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, to be with Him throughout eternity in glory; the unjust, having died impenitent and unreconciled with God, to eternal condemnation in hell.

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