The most important question one can ask a church is "What do you believe?" Our congregation identifies with the Biblical beliefs of early Southern Baptist (1689 Baptist Confession). About salvation:
We believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God, the only absolute truth.
We Believe that God is one God in three persons--God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and acts, deserving God's wrath. All men are unable to save themselves from God's wrath by good works and are unable to change themselves without God's work in their hearts.
We believe that God saves men from beginning to end by His Sovereign Grace, none deserving mercy more than any other. Repentance and faith are God’s gracious gifts to His chosen people.
We believe that Jesus Christ died to save His people from their sins and that He will not lose any. All men, without exception or distinction, are to be outwardly called to come to Christ for salvation.
We believe that God works first in all He saves and draws them to Himself by His Spirit, giving them repentance and faith in Christ in the new birth. Upon repenting from sins and submitting to Christ as Lord, God forgives sin, grants eternal life, and cares for His children.
We believe that all whom God saves will be preserved by God's power to the end of their life. Also, all whom God preserves will persevere in Christ to the end, bearing the fruit of repentance and faith with a godly life.
To further understand our confessional beliefs: 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith
First Baptist Church is a confessional Reformed Baptist church. For more about the relationship between Baptists and confessions of faith, see: "Baptists, the Bible, and Confessions - The Need for Statements of Faith".