Below are some of the key beliefs we believe at Community Baptist Church. If you want to see our full constitution and by-laws view the link at the bottom of the page.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Since the Scriptures are God-breathed, inspiration extends to the very words of the Bible so that the entire Bible, and only the Bible, is the Word of God. As such, the Bible is infallible and inerrant, our only rule of faith and practice.
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing as one in His essence, yet three in His persons. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, and co-equal in power and glory (Deut. 6:4; Ps. 90:2; Mat. 28:19; II Cor. 13;14; I Cor. 8:6).
He is eternal, immutable, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. He is the sovereign God of the universe, the Creator and Preserver of all things. He is holy, righteous, just and loving. Having extended His grace and mercy to men by sending His Son to die in their place. He desires to have fellowship with them (Ps. 65:2; 139:1-24; I Chr. 29:11; John 1:12; 3:16; Eph. 1:3-9; Rom. 11:36).
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God. He is one Person, with both a divine nature (He is truly God) and a human nature (He is truly man). He existed from everlasting with the Father, was born of a virgin when He took on human flesh, lived a sinless life, and gave Himself willingly on the cross for the sins of men. He arose from the tomb on the third day, ascended to the Father, and will return to earth one day as Judge and King
The Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit is a divine Person and not an impersonal force. He is fully God, having proceeded from the Father and the Son. The work of the Holy Spirit included creation and the inspiration of the Scriptures. Today He calls men to salvation through Christ and dwells in the hearts of believers (Mat. 28:19; John 16:7-14; Tit 3:5; Eph 1:13; 5:18; Rom. 8:9-16, 26).
We believe that the church, composed of all who have trusted Christ as Savior since Pentecost, is the body of Christ. Christ Himself is the Head of the Church. This spiritual organism is the universal aspect of the church . The local church is an organized assembly of baptized believers, voluntarily associated in the faith for fellowship, worship, and service. Its mission is to spread the Gospel to all men and to edify the saints.
All who profess faith in Jesus Christ should be baptized by immersion in water as a symbol of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord (Mat. 28:19; Rom. 6:3-4). Baptism after salvation is an act of obedience and is a prerequisite for local church membership (Matt. 28:18-20; Rom. 6:4; Acts 2:41; 8:12, 26-39).
We believe the Genesis account of the creation of the world as a literal, historical record of the direct creative acts of God, without the involvement of any evolutionary process (Gen. 1:2; John 1:3-10; Col 1:16; Heb. 11:3).
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and that all who receive Him as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become children of God (Eph. 2:8-9; John 1:29; I John 2:2; Is. 53:4-12).