What We Believe
Here at Community Baptist Church, we believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one God who is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. God is expressed in the unity of the God-head, the three-persons of the Blessed Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They execute distinct but harmonious functions all being co-existent, co-equal, and co-eternal.
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired by God. It is the inerrant and infallible word of God revealing the principles for Christian faith, practice and ultimately the principles by which God will judge us.
We believe the Scriptures teach that Man, created in holiness and of voluntary transgression, fell from that state of holiness and communion with God. As a result, humans by nature are all sinners, not by constraint but choice. The Scriptures also teach that salvation of sinners is by grace alone. Through the substitutionary, sacrificial and sufficient death of Jesus, full atonement for sins was made. As a result humanity, upon confession by faith, can accept the free gift of salvation, the process of justifying (freedom from the penalty of sin), sanctifying (freedom from the power of sin) and eventually glorifying (freedom from the presence of sin) humanity.
We believe the Scriptures teach that a church is a congregation of baptized believers, connected in covenant, observing the ordinances of Christ. Christ is the head of the church and the scriptural officers of the Church are the Pastor and deacons.
We believe God has called and scripturally ordained all believers to do the work of ministry that has been provided by our Lord for the two-fold purpose of evangelizing of the world and the edification of the body of Christ through the maturing and training of believers for ministry.
We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is by immersion in water, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as a symbol of our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Baptism is a prerequisite to the privileges of the Church. The Lord’s Supper is the second ordinance of the Church by the use of sacred bread and wine to commemorate the dying love of Christ.
We believe the Scriptures teach that the end of the world is approaching and at the last day Christ will return from Heaven and raise the dead-after which there will be a separation of the wicked from the righteous. The wicked will be cast into eternal torment and the righteous will live eternally with God.
We value Bible based preaching and teaching. We value people. We value servant leadership. We value Christian education for all ages. We value committed Christian discipleship. We value tithing and sacrificial giving. We value praise and worship. We value building relationships through fellowship. We value evangelism. We value having a visible and effective presence in the community. We value performing ministry with excellence.