Enterprise, AL 36330
About First Baptist Church
What We Believe
The Bible was written by men who were divinely inspired. It is God's revelation of Himself to man. It has God as its author, salvation as its end, and truth without error for its matter. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. The Bible is alive and relevant to live by today.
There is only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is holy and perfect in all aspects. He reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through His Word, the Bible, and His Son, Jesus.
Jesus is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. During his life on earth, Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, living his life fully free of sin. He suffered and was crucified on a cross as redemption for mankind's sin. Following His death by crucifixion, He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples. He ascended into Heaven and is now eternally exalted at the right hand of God. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His mission to redeem from sin those who believe in Him.
The Holy Spirit
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He comes to dwell within us through the person of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who inspired holy men to write the Scriptures that became the Bible. He enables men to understand God's truth, convicts of sin, and exalts Jesus.
Heaven and Hell
Heaven and Hell are actual places. God's Heaven is perfect, therefore God cannot permit sin into Heaven. Those who accept Jesus as their personal Savior are forgiven of their sin, allowing them to have eternal life with God in Heaven when they die, or when Christ returns. For those who have not accepted Jesus as Savior, they will stand in judgment for their sin and will be condemned to eternal torment and separation from God in Hell.
Man was created by the special act of God, in God's own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin. By his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. By his nature man is sinful. Only the grace of God can bring man back into a relationship with God. God has made this work possible through the person, life and death of Jesus Christ.
Grace & Salvation
God makes salvation from sin possible solely through His grace. Due to our sinful nature, mankind can do nothing to earn God's favor or salvation, other than accept Jesus as Savior. By faith, man accepts the free gift of salvation from sin that God has made available through His Son, Jesus. God's grace is a glorious display of His love for man and the forgiveness He makes possible. Those whom God has accepted in Christ will never fall away from their state of grace and forgiveness.
The Christian Life
When we accept Jesus as our Savior as payment for our sin, His Holy Spirit comes to dwell within us. The Holy Spirit guides us, leads us in seeking and understanding God and His holy will, and comforts us. As Christians, out of devotion and gratitude to Jesus, we are to seek to live a Christ-like life. Jesus came to give believers a more abundant life, both now and eternally in heaven. Our response is to make Him Lord of our lives and to seek to serve Him.
The church is where a local group of believers come together for the purposes of worshipping God, ministering to the needs of others, seeking to become more like Christ in how we live, growing in fellowship with other Christians, and seeking to lead others to know and accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord. As a part of Jesus body (the church), we are called to live and treat others as Jesus would.
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