“The Church on the Hill”
This We Believe
The following is a brief portion of our statement of faith for Faith Baptist Church.
 
A. The Holy Scriptures. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be
the verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible and God-breathed and, therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according o their normal grammatical-historical meaning , and all issues of interpretation and meaning shall be determined 
by the pastor. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used by the church. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21)
B. The Godhead. We believe in on triune God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit; each co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, coequal in power and glory, and having the same
attributes and perfections. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; John 14:10,26; 2 Cor. 13:14)
C. The Person and Work of Christ.
1. 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. (Isa. 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; 2 Cor. 5:19-21; Gal. 4:4-5; Phil. 2:5-8)
2. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative,
vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead.
(Acts 2:18-36; Rom. 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:3-5; 2:24)
3. 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; Rom. 8:34; Heb. 7:25; 9:24;
1 John2:1-2)
D. The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit.
1. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts 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; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 3:6; Eph. 1:13-14)
2. We believe he is the divine Teacher who assists believers to understand and appropriate the Scriptures and that it is the 
privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. (Eph. 1:17-18; 5:18: 1 John 2:20,27)
3. We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing were temporary. Speaking  in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. (1 Cor. 1:22; 13:8; 14:21-22)
E. The Fallen Condition of Man. We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God; but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Man is lost in sin and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. ( Gen. 1:26-27; Rom. 3:22-23; 5:12; 6:23; Eph. 2:1-3; 4:17-19)
F. Salvation. We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord
Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. God commands all men everywhere
to repent and calls all men to believe the Gospel. We believe that all sins, except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, are forgivable.(Matt. 12:31-32; John 1:12; Acts 20:21; Eph. 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 1 John 1:9)
G. The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers.
1. We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’ power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37-40; 
10:27-30; Rom. 8:1; 38-39; 1 cor. 1:4-8; 1 Pet. 1:4-5)
2. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’sWord, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. (Rom. 13:13-14; Gal. 5:13; Titus 2:11-15)
H. The Church.
1. We believe that the local church, which is the body and he espoused bride of Christ, is solely made up of born-again persons. (1Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22-23; 5:25-27)
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; 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-11)
3. 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; Rom. 16:1,4; 1 Cor 3:9,16; 5:4-7,13; 1 Pet. 5:1-4)
4. We recognize water baptism and the Lord’s Supper s the Scriptural ordinances of obedience for the church in this age.
(Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 8:36-38; 1 Cor. 11:23-26)