What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Fellowship Baptist Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

The Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, as it is in truth, the Word of God… (I Thessalonians 2:13).  We believe in verbal, plenary inspiration in the original writings, and  God’s preservation of His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16, Psalm 12:6-8). The Bible is our sole authority for  faith and practice. We preach and teach from the King James Bible.

The Godhead

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three  persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical  in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes  and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).

The Person and Work of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became  man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit  and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and  redeem sinful men (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Philippians 2:5-8; Galatians 4:4-5).

 We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption  through His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious,  substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by  His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5).

 We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now  exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills  the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24, 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves the world of  sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural  Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ,  indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14).


We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but  that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became  alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved, and, of himself,  utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).

The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created  man in His own image and is mindful of him, and in that Christ died for  man; therefore every individual possesses dignity and is worthy of  respect and Christian love. (Psalm 8:4-9; Colossians 3:9-11).

The Way of Salvation

We believe that the clear message of salvation is “repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21).  We believe that salvation is “by grace” plus nothing minus nothing. We  believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted  righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Saviour  Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19)

 We believe that all the redeemed, once saved are kept by God’s power  and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that eternal life is  the present possession of every believer (John 6:37-40, 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Corinthians 1:4-8; I Peter 1:4-5; Jude 1, 2).

The Church

We believe that the Church, which is the body and the espoused bride of  Christ, began at Pentecost, and will be caught up to be with Christ at  the Rapture (Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; I Corinthians 12:12-14; II Corinthians 11:2). We  believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is  clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32; I Timothy 3:1-13;Titus 1:5-11). We believe in the autonomy of the local church free of any external authority or control (Acts 13:1-4, 15:19-31, 20:28; Romans 16:1, 4; I Corinthians 3:9, 16, 5:4-7, 13; I Peter 5:1-4). 

The Ordinances of the Church

We recognize the ordinances of baptism by immersion in water and the  Lord’s Supper as a Scriptural means of testimony for the Church in this  age (Matthew. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42, 18:18; I Corinthians 11:23-26).

The Return of Christ

We believe the “Blessed Hope” of our Lord’s return is literal, personal,  visible, imminent, premillennial, and pretribulational. He will rapture  His Church prior to the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of  the tribulation Christ will return with His saints to establish His  thousand-year reign on the earth. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10; Zechariah 14:4-11;Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-6; Psalm 89:3-4)

Our Eternal State

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal  life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28, 29, 11:25-26;Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13)

We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from  the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await  the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be  glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43; Revelation 20:4-6; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23, 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17).

We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in  conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body  reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall  be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer  everlasting, conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).

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